Somedays I feel like nothing at all gets done. On those days it’s a miracle that everybody in my household goes to bed (mostly) clean and fed. Anyone else has days like that? Anyone, anyone? Bueller? Well, this past week had more of those days than usual, and I hardly got anything done at all in a sewing department (or getting properly dressed or groomed department) oh.. do you hear that? That’s the sound of a world’s tiniest violin playing special for my pity party.
Anyways, one of my nieces is fascinated with Paris, and let’s be honest, who doesn’t want to go for a crepe filled, baguette eating, sight seeing trip to the romance capital? Of course, my niece is much too young for the romance part of it, at least until she is 30, so she likes the glamour of it.
I found a piece of this Paris themed fabric among my stash and it wasn’t really big enough for anything substantial but a perfect size for a pencil case. Nothing too complicated about it, just a regular flat bottomed zipped pouch with rough pencil case proportions, I just based it on the amount of fabric I had.
You can check out Sew Delicious’s tutorial for a flat bottom pouch here if you need some help. Since the fabric is directional, I made sure it’s facing the right way on both sides of the pouch. I also added some batting between the layers to give some weight to the pouch. If you aren’t sure how to do that, you can check out Sew Sweetness’ tutorial on a pouch with batting here. I’m still not 100% happy with the way my zipper ends look, but I’m working through those personal issues. Awareness is a first step to perfection!
I still haven’t given this to my niece, so shhhh it’s a super duper secret post. Although I am submitting this to “And Sew We Craft” linky party over here, I’m confident ya’ll wont spill the beans. I can trust you, right?