Last weekend, working my way down the list of makes before losing my sewing room, I thought I'd make myself a couple of zippy pouches to help me when I need to re-store sewing items that usually sit on my sewing table top.
I sifted out some of my small Bonnie and Camille scraps and chose some Essex Linen in Grey and some of that gorgeous damask style linen that I used previously. I also thought that I'd make up a wee frame purse for a late spring birthday present while I had the linen and pretty scraps out on the table.
The large grey zippy is big enough to re-home my scissors and rotary cutters when the time comes to pack them safely into a box. I tried a wee bit of wavy piecing on that pouch just because.
The small linen zippy pouch will be a new pencil case and is quite simply just a little indulgent because I have been wanting to make myself something from those narrow little linen offcuts that I have.
As you can see, I had mixed results with my zip tab ends. Above on the pencil case they are pretty much perfect, but below you can see that I managed to lose one almost completely on the scissor pouch. I really don't know what I did wrong, but I'm not too worried as it's not for a gift, just for me.
I think this frame purse is the prettiest of the three and I'm happy that is the case because it will become a birthday pressie in a number of weeks. I especially wanted to share the linen with the recipient because it really is beautiful. It needs a wee treat or two inside before passing on, and in the meantime I will just look at it and sigh until it's time to wrap it up for delivery.
Making little pouches that come together quickly can be very satisfying indeed!