Thursday, June 21, 2012

Pouch Swap (Photo Heavy Post)

VMQG and PMQG are swappin' pouches - great idea, eh? I had a lot of fun making these pouches for my partners.

First up, is Pinky (as I've dubbed her):

pink pouch front

pink pouch back no monogram
I sketchy-stitched my partner's initial with the same blue thread I used on the front, then used PicMonkey to edit it out  of the photos so as not to give it away.

pink pouch interior
Interior - love those ladybugs!

Next, we have Grassy:

green pouch front

green pouch back

The wavy stitching was done with Aurifil 12 weight 100% cotton thread in colour 2310 (a nice cream) with 50 wt in the bobbin. It was an absolute DREAM to stitch with. I loooooove it.

green pouch inner

And finally, both pouches' exteriors were made from cotton/linen blend fabric. I fused Pellon P971F Fusible Thermolam Plus to Pinky's exterior pieces, and Pellon SF101 Shape Flex to Grassy's exterior and lining pieces. Since the linen was already pretty bulky, it's my opinion that the Shape Flex was sufficient for giving the pouch body without bulk.

Both pouches finished up at around 7" square (and two whole days early - woot!). I'll be bringing them to the VMQG's second anniversary meeting/celebration tonight - two years old already! Paaaaartaaaay!


  1. These are awesome, Felicity, and very "you"! I love grassy--perfect summer color, and the lone hexi is great!

  2. I love those! I especially like Pinky!

  3. I love both of those pouches! And I tried the 12 weight Aurifil the other day too. I need to find a source for more.

  4. Oooh very nice! Grassy & Pinky's recipients are lucky ducks! :D

  5. Hey, they look great! I particular like Grassy, with those wavy lines and the hexie. And really, I need to give picmonkey a try. That's an amazing "editing out" job it did on that initial!


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