Yesterday I finished the little pouch to keep me from dropping my stuff all over the Y. I used the Open Wide Zippered Pouch tutorial from Noodlehead. I didn’t use her measurements, though. I think I cut my pieces about 7″ by 6″. And I added a strap by which to carry and hang it. I’m not sure you could tell these are flamingos if you didn’t already know, but it’s colorful, anyway. I used Pellon fusible fleece for interfacing, and it stands up well.
I also added inside pockets. There is a very good reason the pattern doesn’t have pockets. They don’t work with this construction method. Well, because I’ve made pouches before, I figured out how to sew around them, but it added time to what should have been a very quick project. Maybe if they were just sewn into the lining they would work, but I wanted them sewn all the way through the layers. Probably shows my lack of bag-making experience. But don’t do it if you’ve never made one before. This is a nice, simple, cute pattern without them.
One pocket is for my Bluetooth earpiece, and the other is for hairbands. Then in goes my phone and Y card, and maybe my wallet. I’ll be so together no one will recognize me!
Hope you’re finding time to sew!
June 17, 2016 at 6:29 AM
Looks great! The fabric is also beautiful.
June 17, 2016 at 2:38 PM
Nice! Adding the pockets does make it more useful for you but I can see where it would cause a problem in construction. Still–you worked it out! It’s a fun bag to keep you inspired to hit the gym…
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