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Monday, 12 May 2014

Butterfly Zipper Pouch

Free Hand Machine Embroidery with Raw Edge Applique


I've been quite busy over the last couple of weeks, so have not got as much stitching and blogging done as usual, but today I managed to sew this little linen pouch;


It features plenty of upcycled materials including this butterfly fabric and the same pair of linen curtains which I have used for most of my projects this year - I'm ready for the car boot season to start, so that I can source some 'new' fabric to replenish my depleted stash. The zip is also recycled and probably older than me!

    
The little butterflies were based on a digital stamp by Wendy Massey over at Handmade Harbour.  
The back has a little appliqued butterfly, cut from the main fabric, and a 'SewforSoul' label.


The pouch has a lovely Summer feel, although outside my window it's raining. 
Roll on warmer days!




13 comments:

  1. So pretty!! Do you have a favourite car boot sale to go to???

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    1. The biggest one in the North East is Seaham, but I can't face the drive, much too tricky for me! I tend to go to the one at Sedgefield and I get there early so that I don't panic about squeezing into a tight parking space. I get all of my fabric at boot sales (and anything else that catches my eye). Do you go?

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    2. My hubby has done a couple of stalls when we've been cluttering - we are getting stuff together for another one as I can't be bothered to put it on eBay but never really shopped but now the weather is picking up I might have a nosy as its not too far from me x

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  2. Love this cute pouch because I love butterflies and linen. Email me your address and I'll send you some Irish Linen offcuts! Jxo

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  3. It is beautiful Josie, you have really got great value out of those curtains. I must check out that car boot sale at Seaham some day it sounds like it could be worth my while :)

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  4. Hafa adai from Guam! Love this sweet little pouch! How long would you say (start to finish) this little gal took you to whip up?

    I'm nearly ready to begin my "headboard" map panel! *wink*

    Happy dry days,
    Kelley~

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    1. Once I actually get started under two hours, but I am a terrible procrastinator and usually manage to waste way too long before forcing myself to get actually going!

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  5. Gorgeous :) You do have some lovely fabrics, and I always like the way you put them together.

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  6. Hi Josie and thanks for the visit. I adore your butterfly pouch, it's just perfect.
    I wish I could applique sew like that....just learning here.
    I'm originally from the NE too although I now live in Scotland. Spooky!

    Happy crafting, will be back soon, hugs Erika. x

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  7. Really great bag, love the fabrics!

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  8. This is really beautiful... and I love that it is made with upcycled materials!

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