Monday, October 22, 2012

Some Sewing Summit Pouches

During the last minute hubbub of scrambling to get ready for Sewing Summit, I decided I needed to add to my to-do list and make some pouches for my roommates, Kati and Colleen.

I modified this broken herringbone block from Play Crafts, which I used as my 4x5 bee blocks (I’ll post about those soon), for the pouch front for Colleen. She told me her favorite colors are aqua, orange, and gray, so I used those colors for the block and added a lighter aqua for the background and reverse side of her pouch.

This style of pouch has been my go-to for the last several pouches I’ve made. I typically cut fabric pieces anywhere from 9 to 12 inches square. Then I add a gusset to the bottom of the pouch – small if I want a taller pouch, large if I want a shorter/wider pouch. I used double fusible interfacing for this pouch and I think it made it a bit too stiff. After taking Sara’s (from Sew Sweetness) advanced bag construction class at Sewing Summit, I’m excited to experiment some more with different types of interfacing.

Roomie pouches for Sewing Summit

For Kati’s pouch, I modified the Which Way Is North compass star block that Elizabeth (from Don’t Call Me Betsy) used in her A Light in the Dark mini quilt. Kati’s favorite color combo is orange, lime green, and aqua, so I paired those with Essex linen in natural for the background and reverse side of her pouch.

Roomie pouches for Sewing Summit

Roomie pouches for Sewing Summit

Roomie pouches for Sewing Summit

Colleen made me this beautiful metal frame Pine Burr pouch. I love rainbow/color wheel arrangements of just about anything, so this pouch is right up my alley.

Metal frame pouch from Colleen (the busy bean)

For the background and reverse side of the pouch, Colleen used this awesome French architecture print. I’m not sure what it’s called, but I absolutely love it.

Metal frame pouch from Colleen (the busy bean)

I had hopes of writing a Sewing Summit recap post, but I doubt it's going to happen. Just know that it was awesome. I loved it! The classes were great, the socializing was fun, and the friendships I made and strengthened were priceless! If you're on the fence about going next year, I highly recommend that you do. And make sure to set your alarms for when tickets go on sale so you don't miss out on this amazing opportunity.


Sharon said...

Very cute purses. I want to be your roommate (-:
I would love to go next year, how can I find out about it before its sold out?

Anne said...

Yay! Your broken herringbone came out so well. :D I love your modified version. :)

Also, I have that purse you received in my flickr favorites! I really want to try that folding method used, it looks so pretty!

Angela Nash said...

I really love your piecing on the two pouches you made! Awesome patterns and fabric combinations. And what a beautiful gift you received!!

Bàrbara Ribas said...

I've met you in Instagram, I love your blog!! I follow you!! I want to make this kiss lock purse, do you have the pattern?

Kisses from Spain, Bàrbara.

Amy said...

Just found your blog, i think via pinterest somehow. LOVE LOVE the compass pouch for Katie. It would make a nice tutorial :O)


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