Friday Finish: Lots-o-Pouches!

Happy Friday, peeps!! If you follow me on Instagram (BranchVineHandmade), you know I have been a busy bee in my sewing studio this week...

 Open-wide pouches on repeat! 

Open-wide pouches on repeat! 

I'll be selling at my very first craft fair next Friday (EEK!), so I've been spending this week adding to my supply of pouches. I've been making a lot of boxy pouches lately (I use this tutorial and it's fab!), and wanted to mix things up a bit and revisited an old favorite -- the open wide pouch by Noodlehead! I lurve these pouches! 

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I used the medium size measurements for contrast bottoms with the exception of the C+S telephones print; I mis-cut fabric for another project, so I had a Tim Gunn make-it-work moment and made this pouch between medium and large sizes. For the contrast bottoms, I used waxed canvas and waxed linen from A.L. Frances Textiles in three of the pouches and pinstriped denim left-over from by Cosmo bag make for the other two; I love the sturdy feel it gives these pouches! I used an assortment of my favorite Cotton + Steel and Tula Pink prints for the exteriors. I interfaced the cotton with fusible fleece before sewing to the contrast bottom and I am thrilled with the outcome. Continuing my obsession with C + S, you will see I've used an abundance for the linings as well!

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If you're local to Bellingham and Whatcom County, I hope you'll check out the Happy Valley Craft Fair (Happy Valley Elementary School, 1041 24th St., Bellingham WA, 98225) on Friday, April 27 from 12-8. Come support local artisans and treat yourself or look for a unique Mother's Day gift from items lovingly and locally made. Be sure to stop by my table and say hi! I'll be the one guzzling coffee and doing hand applique, ha!