Monday, 29 August 2011
I used this great tutorial by Toni, from Make It Perfect, to make the cute little zippered pouch pictured, for my Mum. Instead of wadding, I used a medium weight interfacing and I added the wrist strap. It was a very quick and easy project. I'm very pleased with how it turned out. Mum uses the purse a lot.
I also made Mum a carry all tote bag, for shopping or visiting. It is fully lined, but has no interfacing or stiffening, as I wanted it to be able to be folded easily into a small size. There's two large pockets; one on the outside and one inside. The bag is quite roomy, as there's a gusset at the sides and bottom. This is not a good photo, but here it is anyway.
I've made quite a few pouches now, all smaller than the original. They have so many uses: makeup purse, small first aid kit, pencil case, storage for little items in a handbag and for the littlies they store all manner of things.