I'm so excited to be able to show you my latest finish!
Just to recap for anyone new to my blog: I used a free tutorial from Svetlana of Sotakhandmade, who very clearly said "avoid polyester batting as it's too poofy for these pouches" .... so what did I do???
Well .... I just love puffy pouches!
I mentioned yesterday that I was having problems with my zip! The zipper foot didn't help one iota! And the seams at either end of the zip were really scant! And I cannot stress this strongly enough .... this was my own fault, because my zip was the wrong length! Oh, one other thing ... I cut my fabric about about an inch bigger all round thinking the quilting would shrink the pieces once quilted! However, I dare say that probably helped .... with fitting the too-long zip!
Ah yes, while I remember .... for those who haven't seen this pouch before .... I coloured in the hearts on the lining fabric and you can read about crayons I used here.
I really enjoyed making my puffy pouch, especially the quilting and colouring in, although it took a little longer to make than I anticipated, mainly due to my using the puffy polyester, and also the zipper being a "tricky little so and so" (it is so reassuring that I am not the only one who struggles with zips! - bourne out by the amusing comments on my previous post).
It was sooooo worth persevering with this pattern, and I am so happy with my "Very Puffy Pouch".
Next time I will try to stick to the pattern ..... tee, hee!
Now, what else can I make before I return to my WIPs?????
See you soon.
Crazy Mum Quilts (Finish it up Friday)