Thursday, 30 January 2014

Embroidery Pouch


This little embroidery sampler made it on to my first quarter FAL list in the hope of making it into something useful, and in the hope that the motivation of a FAL finish would enable me to have another sample to show at my embroidery workshop in a couple of week's time.

So, I gathered my supplies


choosing some denim, a lovely variegated thread, spotty lining and sewing themed fabrics, and a choice of zips (thank you IG friends for helping me settle on the deep pink one).

A few hours of concentration later (a little extra concentration after I sewed a lining piece in pocket upside down!) and I had made a huge pouch to hold a portable embroidery project.



I love how this variegated thread works with the denim, front and back.



The pouch is 13.5" square, so plenty big enough for a 12" hoop, though I think that's just a 10" one in the pic.  One of the lining pockets is divided to hold smaller items like my embroidery scissors and needlebook neatly, while the opposite pocket is left undivided so that it can hold a selection of embroidery floss.

This not so wee pouch is a much prettier option than a ziplock bag for keeping my stitchy bits together.  I think it qualifies as having turned the stitch sampler into something useful and is another tick of the FAL list - win win!

15 comments:

  1. What a great sewing bag. Worth all the time spent xx

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  2. Perfect! It will definitely inspire the ladies coming to the workshop! Jxo

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  3. What a great make! I love the thread you used for quilting.

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  4. I love it. I need to make some larger pouches for my knitting projects, you have inspired me.

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  5. That is so lovely! I love the embroidery with the denim - very funky and useful to boot!

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  6. Very pretty, love the wee starting block :o)

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  7. Beautiful and functional too.

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  8. Well done Sarah, it looks lovely

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  9. It is very pretty and also I like the practical small details in the inner pockets.
    Di x

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  10. great idea for your stitching projects, think it is new denim you used not recycled jeans.

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  11. Lovely! How can you compare this with a ziplock bag????

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  12. Oh Sarah, that is just beautiful. I want one!!!
    You are truelly inspiring...big hug. Can't wait for next Saturday.

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  13. What a great pouch Sarah, and a fabulous idea to make it big enough for embroidery projects and hoops

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  14. lovely and just the right size.

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