Tuesday, 17 February 2015
I have had some scrappy offcuts of the most amazing Irish linen in my stash boxes for quite a while now and when I needed to make up a little cosmetic purse for my mum's best friend a couple of Sunday mornings ago, I reached for the linen and some scraps of Bonnie and Camille.
I really didn't want to over- fuss this little zippy pouch with extra lace or trimmings because I think the linen just speaks for itself. So, as you can see I simply stitched little mini-charms into a centre panel front and back, quilted with two discreet lines of stitching either side of the panel and added a pretty floral and paisley print from Scrumptious to allow the lining to be a bit of a feature.
Since I had to give this pretty one away, I took some extra pics. Above is the front and below is the back.
I promise the pouch is evenly angled on both sides even if my photo makes it look like it's not.
Think I might need to make myself something useful in some more of this linen and B&C - just sayin'.