Why use one background fabric when you can use four? I've pieced four charm squares together, pressed the seams open to keep the piece flat and fused a piece of lightweight interfacing to the back. The hand embroidery has been stitched using a variegated Valdani perle thread...
...why use just one fabric for a lining when you can make a patchwork lining? I've cut up some charm squares and pieced them together to make the lining. Inside this sewing pouch there are 2 vinyl zippered pockets, the scrappy bindings for the zippers are also made with strips cut from charm squares...
...the front cover of "Just Sew" is also pieced together, this time with 1.5" strips. This fabric collection is The Seamstress by Edyta Sitar, available from Cross Patch. Once the outside cover was pieced together, it was hand quilted very simply using the same Valdani variegated blue thread that was used for the hand embroidery. A quick rummage in my box of vintage buttons produced the perfect button to use to fasten this sewing pouch...
...the pattern for this sewing pouch, "Just Sew" is in the book Patchwork Loves Embroidery by the Australian designer Gail Pan. This is the first project I've made from this book, and I'm sure I'll make a few more! Meanwhile, this will be used to store a few threads and bits and bobs for my next "big" project, which also uses some fabrics from this collection.
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