As soon as I saw Ayumi's Embroidery Pouch in Patchwork Please! I knew I would be making one in advance of the sewalong - it's near the end of the book, so it'll be months before that one gets the treatment, so I started formulating a plan immediately. A Liberty-Heather Ross plan.
The sew-along booted my butt into gear!
I showed you the cover a while back, and I know I have already put the finished shots on instagram as I was so happy with it and couldn't wait to show off; but today I am linking up with Nicole's blog for all to see...
I am so in love with this pouch. It finishes at 9.5" square, which is perfect for a nice sized hoop to fit inside.
As you were party to my vinyl dilemma, you may like to see a bit closer how I managed to incorporate one of those 50 pence pencil cases, zip 'n' all...
Instead of the second side pocket, I cut open the pencil case, unpicked the vinyl from the right-hand side of the zipper, (with the zip closed and pull at the top), and then trimmed to size; I amended the pattern slightly so that my pocket was lined was some Klona jade, and attached a strip of Liberty to that, and the other side to the edge of the zip sandwiched with the linen, the same way as you would sew the first side of a zippy purse.
Apart from not dividing the other vinyl pocket, this is my only real deviation from the published pattern.
Having a transparent pocket, or rather two, is so useful, and I am glad my gamble paid off.
Due to all the vinyl, I machine-stitched the binding to the inside first, then hand-stitched it down on the outside.
So there you have it! Thank you Ayumi, your pattern is brilliant, so it really would have been difficult to make a duffer! And a final thank you to Krista and Nicole for getting me to make this sooner rather than later.
I am over the moon with every inch of this pouch, it's another favourite thing ever!
PS. No Reply Bloggers have been prevalent - if you discover you are of this ilk, email me before Friday, and should I pick you, I will be able to contact you - I know Blogger likes to randomly bump people!