Thursday, May 19, 2011

A Cosmetic Pouch



I don't care make up around with me.  I always have lip gloss on hand because I hate dry lips, but if my make up doesn't get put on before I leave the house, then it's not getting put on!  However, I do love pouches.  I've made several Gathered Clutches, and I carry one in my purse wherever I go.



When I saw that Rachel on Stitched in Color make the Cosmetic Pouch from I *Heart* Patchwork, I thought it would be the perfect pouch to put in my purse or diaper bag when my new baby arrives.  This pouch will not being holding make up, but the ever important butt paste, lotion, and hand sanitizer.  The things you never want to be stuck without when you leave your house with a little baby.



I again used my Anna Maria Horner Innocent Crush fabric plus some linen to make the outside shell.



As for the inside, it's still Anna Maria, but it's from her Good Folks line.

This was a very simple and perfect little project in all aspects.  It took very little material, it came together very quickly, and the pattern was well written and easy to follow.  My only criticism would be that I had to hand sew the lining to the pouch.  It looks lovely, but I find hand sewing tedious.  I spent 20 minutes trying to figure out if there was a way to avoid the hand sewing.  If I would have spent some more time on the matter, I'm sure I could have figured it out, but in the end it only took me 20 minutes to hand sew the lining so it was no big deal. 

4 comments:

Kevin and Kristina said...

love it! so adorable. i still carry my gathered clutch full of hand sanitizer everywhere (though the mrs. fields gift certificates are long gone) :)

Kiera said...

Very nice. I love how linen looks with patchwork.

Wendy said...

It looks gorgeous but did you really think the pattern was well written? I thought it was appalling, really confusing and definitely not the best way to make the pouch! I have figured out a way to avoid the hand sewing now!

Liz said...

Wendy, I'll really have to read back over the pattern. I thought it was well written, but you have wondering if I just pulled from my experience with the gathered clutches I've made with the tutorial from Noodlehead.

Will you be sharing how you avoided the hand sewing??

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