It is the last day of the month and I had nothing finished for OPAM. I just don’t seem to have had the inclination to be sewing, which will never do. There seems to have been too many other things occupying my time and mind lately.
However, I refuse to have a month go by without a finish, be it only small. I left it to the very last opportunity to think about what to make.
I have wanted to make a little boxy pouch for quite a while. I think they are super cute and would be handy for carrying my few necklaces when we travel.
This was to be a project that was to only come from the stash. Firstly, I raided the box of zippers I grabbed from Mum, before she threw them out. Not a lot suitable, but there was an aqua one that might do. It was too short for the pattern in the tutorial, but that was easy fixed, I just jiggled the pattern size, the principle is the same.
Next to find some fabric. A cute spot was found and a brown for the lining and little tabs.
I was going great guns putting the zip in, turned it out, only to find I had put the zip upside down. Doh!!! Oh well, we ended up with a brown boxy pouch with pretty spotty lining and tabs.
I still think it is cute and will do the job. It is a good size for what I want.
It would probably have been less fiddly if I had made a larger version, but when did I ever take the easy road?
The tutorial I used was from It’s a Pretty Modern Life, but there are several versions out there once you start looking.
At least I can go to sleep tonight with a clear conscience.