Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Triple Pouch


The last pouch I took a fancy to make from Aneela Hoey's Stitched Sewing Organiser book is the Triple Pouch.  I like multi-pocketed pouches and wanted just to see if I could do it.  I was a little hesitant though, as the instructions were lengthy and I'm not the biggest fan of diagrams in patterns, rather than photos.



I took on board advice from a few IG friends to pay very close attention to every word of the pattern and not to think it out for myself, just follow the instructions, and actually that did help and the pouch came together with a little less drama than I imagined.


There are a number of interesting construction steps in the making of this pouch, but I did get there - even if I had to re-do a few steps because I didn't read every word, then realised I should have.


Some of the folding and tacking was intriguing, but trust the pattern and it works (no surprises there).


This pouch has three large sections



and can you just see the little slip pocket in more of that navy fabric alongside the inner pouch?  There are two of those as well, handy for a little packet of machine needles or sticky fingertip thimble pads.

Full disclosure, the larger outer pouches of my make are not equal in size (and yes, it bothers me a little) because while the pattern can be followed well, I did find some bits awkward to manipulate though the machine.  At one point, many layers and very close to the pressure foot meant I didn't quite achieve the pattern's recommended half inch seam allowance.  So achieving it on one pouch side, but not on the other, means that one of my outer pouches is wider than the other.  Add that to some of the other dodgy bits that my photos disguise well and ... oh well, never mind!

The fabric I chose to use for this pouch is Katy Jones's Priory Square for Art Gallery Fabrics.  It has been in my stash for a very long time and it feels great to finally use it in a project.  Also, like all the AGF fabrics it has that beautiful smooth feel to it.

I'm off now to fill up the pouch!


5 comments:

  1. This looks fab, love the fabric choices too. Not sure I am brave enough to even attempt it though, it involves more than one zip and origami so is probably beyond my sanity levels. x

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  2. I was interested to read this Sarah. I had imagined making a multi pouch might be a bit like trying to flip shuffle a pack of cards, in other words, pockets all over the shop. You did a good job

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  3. Great job!! I am impressed...

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  4. yes, Mrs Perfectionist, but ALL my makes have dodgy bits! and 'perfection is only for God', so no-one except you will notice the slight difference, and you have the most beautiful triple pouch there! So enjoy it.
    looking good there!

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