Friday, September 09, 2016

A Very Puffy Pouch


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.

Barbara xxx

Linking to:

Crazy Mum Quilts (Finish it up Friday)


Queeniepatch said...

It's charming and very 'cuddly'. What will you use it for? It COULD be a very good mug cup hold if you ever need to take along a mug to a quilter's workshop or so. That puffy wadding will cushion anything delicate.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Puffy is a good thing, especially for a sweet little pouch. Puffy eyes due to allergies.,,,not so much!

FlashinScissors said...

Brilliant idea, Queenie! As soon as I read this I ran to the kitchen, where we just happened to have a coffee cup from the supermarket, (you are right, it's something I really, really need, because when I carried the cup home it was scalding my fingers) but this pouch is just a little too small! Without the zip it would be perfect. Absolutely excellent idea ... I can see I need to make a pouch without the zip now!
Thanks for the idea Queenie! Hope you are have a great weekend. Hugs, Barbara xxx

Mii Stitch said...

Well your very puffy pouch looks rather cute :)
I am sure you will find a great use for it.

Chris of UK City Crafter said...

I love the fact that you customised your fabric by colouring it in, I have some boring black and white fabric that's crying out for a bit of colouring so thanks for the idea.

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

I have this pattern saved to try myself. I think yours looks great!

Christine B said...

Your little puffy pouch is just lovely! I hope you enjoy using it and much as you enjoyed making it! Christine x

Brigitte said...

So great to see that you have finished the very puffy pouch. And why not puffy ... I think it looks good.

France Nadeau ❅ inspiration imagination creation said...

I like your very puffy pouch. It would protect anything fragile. My projects almost always take longer than anticipated... so I can relate to your feeling. :-)

Svetlana said...

Oh, I so love this puffy little pouch. Just adorable!!!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Such a cute pouch! I enjoyed reading your post about making it! I hate my zipper foot, and have pretty much stopped using it. I've been stitching my zippers with the regular foot and just lifting up the presser foot when I get to the zipper pull and pulling it on through, if you can picture that.