Here’s a little something I whipped up for scrap busting Tuesday this Friday. (Wrong day, but the intent was still there!)
Often (pretty much always) when I’m sewing something up, I end up with the pattern envelope and most (or all) of the pattern pieces in one part of the room, and the instructions over near my sewing machine. Since I usually use vintage patterns, I don’t like to put the instructions away every single day, for fear of damaging the envelope. And sometimes I like to keep some pattern pieces out too, either to refer to the markings or to cut interfacing or lining a bit later on.
So, this little pouch is to keep all those bits and pieces together in one protected-from-the-cats place. It even fits a few patterns in it, in case I want to take any away on holiday (coz you know, some of us sewing geeks do that sometimes, right?).
It was incredibly quick and easy to whip up – perfect for scrap busting! (And yes, the kowhai blossoms are the right way round on the other side – this is just one big rectangle, so no seams at top or bottom to get in the way of neat pattern storage.) If I ever give patterns for gifts to people, I’m thinking I’ll whip up one of these for them as well as it’ll double as cute wrapping paper.