Thursday, 22 July 2010
Okay, so I went a little bonkers after taking the zippered pouches class at The Workroom last Saturday. I could say that I made a few more to practice so that I wouldn't forget how to do it. But really, I just wanted to make more to give them to people. That and selecting the fabric is so much fun.
Karyn showed the class how to make two types of pouches, a flat and boxed one with gussets. The first set (turquoise and orange) I made for my mom and the second set (the blue and pink) for my mother-in-law. These things are so easy to make and so handy, they make perfect homemade gifts. Bonus points because they're super useful for the guys I like too. I used the same type of outer outdoor fabric for the pouches I'm giving to my brother, dad and husband. But I chose different fabrics for the linings, again, just because it's fun.
I used a sturdier zipper for my brother's pouch because I think he may actually use it fairly often. I don't want it to fall apart on him. For my dad's pouch I used a soft lining and labeled it with my Dymo. Lastly, Chris requested a pouch to keep his stethoscope in. About a year ago, Chris' mom gave me iron-on labels that have his name on it. She used them when he was a kid on quite a few things that belonged to him. I remembered I had them and added it to his pouch just in case it ever falls into someone else's hands.