Friday, January 24, 2014

Mollie's Super Simple Stitching Pouch

Hi Everyone!
Happy (belated) New Year! I hope you've all been well! It's been a few weeks since I've been in here, but I've still been lurking in all my favorite blogs keeping up with ya, even if I've been quiet here.

I have some makes still to share from Christmas and I have a few posts lined up to do so, but before I do that, how about a first finish for 2014? This was such a quick project, I have to share it with my stitchy peeps, because I think you'll want to make one, too!

On Monday morning, while enjoying an extra day off for MLK Day, I was perusing my blogroll and read this post by one of my favorites, Wild Olive. This simple hoop holding pouch is one of those sewing projects that pulled me right up off the couch, coffee in hand, straight to my fabric stash and the sewing machine. Less than an hour later and pleased as punch, I had myself  this new little pocket pouch to carry my stitching WIPs in!

I often take stitching with me on the go, especially to & from work. A few minutes stitching here and there on my lunch hour adds up, and it's nice to stitch in the middle of the day, relaxing, I think. Usually I toss my current WIP and my tools & floss in a tote bag, the problem is that inevitably, I put other things in that tote bag as well, and its always made me a bit uneasy having things like my empty coffee tumbler and mail, and maybe the remnants of my lunch in the same tote, rubbing up against my stitching. This little pocket helps guard against any traveling booboo's, and it's pretty and sleek, doesn't take up much space at all.

I chose a bright teal, ditzy floral fabric on the outside and used a pretty, contrasting fabric for the inside lining.

The only thing I did different from Mollie is add a button and elastic loop to keep things closed up, but it's a very simple project, I totally recommend it.

A place for everything and everything in its place.

What's that you ask? Oh, that stitchery there, that's a new cross stitch pattern I'm attempting! I'm being brave tackling cross stitch again, and there's more to come, but this time around, I'm making a biscornu! I've posted a few peeks of the start of this project on Instagram, which I have to say is becoming kind of addictive, it's just so easy & quick! Come find me if you have an account and let me know how to find you too (pretty please!), I need more action in my feed and am looking out for other crafty bloggers to follow there. In all honesty, I feel a little guilty about Instagram because I update there so often and this space tends to sit... Ugh, bad blogger guilt. 

At any rate, more on the biscornu later.

This project is so fast and practical! I know I'm going to get a lot of use out of this pouch, and I'll probably make a few more for smaller or larger hoops, maybe even a big one for my Q-Snap. This one fits hoops up to 7", and my tool tins perfectly.

Isn't this just the nicest idea?? I really like it, I've already taken it to work a few times this week and it works great, thanks Mollie!


SewAmy said...

Very cute project bag! And I love your cross stitch, I've been following on IG! Looks Great!!

Pat said...

That is a great little pouch! I have x-stitch WIP's and like to switch over from crocheting now and again, it's relaxing and satisfying to slowly stitch and watch the pattern come to life.
Pat x

sweetpea family said...

I love your little pouch and the colours are lovely x

janice15 said...

very lovely I love the colors..with love Janice

Melissa said...

Easy enough for me to make...I have this crazy fear of the sewing machine. Anytime I come across a cute tutorial that requires a sewing machine my brain kinda shuts down. I really need to get over it though because this bag really does look cute and practical. I use the felt pouch you gave me for some of my felt projects but I need something a little bigger! Maybe I need to take an official sewing class to get over this weird aversion!

Mad said...

I'm definitely going to make one of these, I'm sick of using ziploc bags for my cross stitch. I love your idea of keeping the thread bobbins in a tin, will have try that.

Mom Wald said...

You can never have too many fabric pouches, especially for take along projects, and especially, especially when they are this cute!