31 October 2015

Sewn Make Up Pouch

Hello! Today I'd like to share with you a little make I came up with a couple of weeks ago, and which I am quite happy with. If you're a regular follower of my blog, you may remember Le Bunny, a cuddly toy I made for a baby last year. This is what it looked like:

Well, said baby's mummy had her birthday recently, and I thought it might be fun to make something for her in matching fabric.

The only problem was that I hadn't yet unpacked my craft supplies then, and so had to blindly fish out the relevant fabric at the very bottom of a huge cardboard box, right beneath my complete yarn collection. No mean feat.

Anyway, when all materials had been unearthed - cotton fabric, felt, zip, green button -, I proceeded to make a little make-up pouch - or a nail polish pouch, rather -, following this excellent tutorial on Craftsy. And here was the result:

I adapted the pattern, using no interfacing as the felt seemed thick enough to provide the desired bulk, and adding the decorative flower before after I'd cut my cotton fabric. I made the flower by cutting a bit of felt in the rough shape of a flower, and sewed a green button in its centre with contrasting thread. The whole thing is far from perfect: the fabric stretched a little as I topstitched it around the zip, and the felt bunched up at the bottom when I sewed the final gap shut. But considering I only had two hours to make it the evening before it needed to be gifted to my friend, I'd say I am pretty thrilled with the result.

Here are a few more pictures:

I can't wait until my craft room is properly organised to make more of these. They're the perfect gift!

Thanks for reading :)

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