Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Open Wide Pouch + Last Day of Blog Hop

I finally made Noodlehead's open wide pouch last weekend. This was my first time making a bag or pouch, and using a zipper. Her tutorial is great, and now I'm ready to make loads of these for everyone I know.
I got to use my new favorite fabric, Hapi by Amy Butler. For the front I used Celestial. I like this print, but it's too big for my EPP project, so I'm trying to use it for bags. I also used Essex yarn-died linen in black.
For the 'back' I used tapestry, which is another larger scaled print. This may be my favorite in the whole bunch.
This turned out much better than I planned, and is perfect for carrying around my EPP project. I made the large size from the tutorial, but think I'll make more pouches in different sizes. They're so useful. I also really love this fabric and want more of it. I've already got two quilts planned and started. I'd love to make more bags, or clothes with it, maybe next month.
I'm thinking about trying to make a larger bag now. I'd really like a larger beach bag, or travel bag. Any recommendations?
Also, don't forget that tomorrow is the final day of Plum and June's 2014 New Blogger Blog Hop. If you're like me, you may be catching up from last week, but here's the final group of new quilt bloggers. Everyone will be showing highlights of their favorite projects as well as their favorite blogging and quilting tips:
Happy Tuesday!


  1. Congrats for tackling something new! I have been trying to stick to quilty things, but all these cute bags make me question if I should branch out. :)

  2. Yay for tying something new and it looks fab! Love the tapestry fabric, it really suits pouch making. Thanks for your support on the Blog Hop :)

  3. it looks great, oh yes, do make a bigger bag, they're not hard at all. check out my Pinterest board, I've got loads of tutorials pinned: http://www.pinterest.com/chunkybunny/bags-sewn/

  4. I love the pouch!!! I haven't tried a zipper yet, how was it?!?! Thanks for linking up to Weekly Inspiration!

  5. Hi, Kate! Just popping over from the comment you left on my blog. Did you know you're a no-reply blogger? If you Google it, it's an easy fix if you're concerned. I've looked at the Noodlehead patterns (particularly this one!) a number of times, but have never quite pulled the trigger on it. I'm a big fan of Amy Butler fabric... she's one of the first fabric designers that I could easily identify! Thanks for the link to my blog!

  6. Beautiful pouch, I love the large scale fabric you used.

  7. That's a great idea for large scale prints. I haven't done a zip yet so this looks like the one to do!