Addicted to Boxy Pouches | A Finish and a Fabric Giveaway {Sewing}

Friday, 29 August 2014

I am hooked, I cannot stop making boxy pouches, I can see my life full of boxy pouches. OK, maybe this is a tad OTT, but I do love them (now) - making them as well as using them. I have already plans to make more than these two, a bit fancier, so stay tune. 



These are the two matching ones I have made. One for bigger projects (the whole of Nord and an extra skein fits in it) and one for smaller project, currently holding my le challenge project. One was made last Friday and the other one this Friday (in a couple of hours - hourray for quick projects!). And this may explain why the smaller one (this week's finish) looks a bit less.. flat (?) than the oversized one. Yeah, to learning as you go along. 



So the smaller one follows to the letter the Kelbysews tutorial, except the interfacing which is heavier than the one recommended, and it works really well for me (except that apparently I bought a sew-on one rather than an iron-on one - making it just a bit harder). 



I chose a matching vintage sheet for the interlining - I received it as part of the vintage sheet FQ swap organised by Mary Emmens. It was probably the fabric that is the least vintage. 



The oversized one follows the same tutorial - but with different dimensions. I sort of made it up as I went along. It started by cutting two panels of fabric and interlining rather than one panel (same dimensions of that one panel), and cutting squares 2' 3/4 when making the box seams. 



I was very keen to get these finished before the weekend as we are off to a wedding tomorrow, and I really wanted nice pouches to travel with and to keep everything tidy. And a matching set of boxy pouches was just the ticket, and let's face it it is great to have a finish - feels like something was accomplished. 

So onto my giveaway people! You still have time to enter my knitting pattern giveaway (open until next Wednesday). But this is a fabric giveaway - an environmentally friendly fabric. After reading my review of the Ecofabrics store, Vishruti offered for one of you my lovely readers to win one yard of organic cotton fabric dyed naturally with plant/vegetable dyes from her shop. How nice is that! Just fill the Rafflecopter and good luck! 




The giveaway is open to all my readers, finishing on 15th September

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57 comments:

  1. Oh those are so cute and versatile!

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  2. i think this might actually encourage me to get out my sewing machine!!!!

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  3. Hmm, so many beauties. I'll have to say I THINK Organic Cotton Khadi Fabric Herbal Dyed is my favorite :-) .

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  4. I like the organic cotton flower print in white/charcoal. I love the drama of black and white, and this would make a great vest! Thanks for the chance to win! Your pouches are great! I love making pouches too - they make lovely, fairly quick gifts. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  5. Love, love, love! Want, want, want!

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  6. I like the Organic Cotton, Stylised Flower Print, Peach Orange, Herbal Dyed, Indian Fabric because it looks like "princess" fabric and my granddaughter would make a beautiful princess with a dress made out of this. kdavis1@centurytel.net

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  7. What a wonderful opportunity to use an organic cotton.

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  8. I love the folk tribal print in white charcoal. It's small and unassuming, but beautiful. You could make the prettiest things with it!

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  9. Very nice! I want to try making one

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  10. My favourite is the Indian cotton yellow and white because they look like lovely rows of triangles!

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  11. Your fabric choices are gorgeous. I love your boxy pouches. I've only got one project bag in this style, I really should buy more because they are much neater.

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  12. I love the yellow bird print. Thanks for the link to the tutorial. Yours look fabulous.... I have the same yellow stripe from the swap too.

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  13. So gorgeous! I would love to make some of these, my next sewing project perhaps!!

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  14. They are gorgeous aren't they?! My favourite has to be the yellow-orange block print - or the pink one ... gotta love those paisleys!

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  15. Great job. I would chose the cotton white, with a zig zag print.

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  16. I like the pink zigzag - love the colour and the pattern!

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  17. The paisley inspired fabric is very pretty! I am drawn to fabrics with a natural fluidity to them.

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  18. My favourite is the floral blue and white cotton - it looks just like the design has been drawn on and I love that.
    Pauline

    perry94022 at hotmail dot com

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  19. I love your boxy pouches so much that i think I'm going to try and make one today!

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  20. love the boxy pouches and could put the fabric to good use!

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  21. Those are handy dandy pouches for sure! I've always been intimidated by sewing in zippers though! Maybe I should just get over that!

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  22. Gorgeous pouches! I think we're on some kind of same frequency here... I was just planning a pouch in a similar colour this past week!

    Not sure if I'm doing it right, but I think I'm supposed to write here my favourite fabric in the shop.. Its the stylised flower print because I like the simplicity with a flair.

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  23. These are so cute! They look great! I need to give this pattern a try.

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  24. I really like your bags - was thinking I should get my daughter something like this for when she goes back to work, or to see someone. Very nicely done!

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  25. You are a boxy pouch pro! I love them too!
    I like the Organic Cotton, Leaf Print, White Beige, Light weight fabric best from the Etsy shop.

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  26. I love the floral blue and white! Thanks! sarah@forrussia.org

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  27. I like the bird print as it's sweet and kind of unexpected

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  28. I love the Organic Cotton, Stylised Flower Print, Peach Orange--it reminds me of Art Deco style.

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  29. great pouches, I must try making one.

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  30. My favourite is the Organic Cotton, Indian Fabric, By the Yard, Yellow Orange, Block Print, Herbal Dyed , Natural Plant Dye, Cambric Cotton, Safe Cloth, Sewing. I love the colours and the repeated motif.

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  31. I love boxy bags/pouches!!! And any fabric with birds on it is a fabric for me!!!

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  32. I like the Grey Block print best, it is real charming when made into the Elephant Plush toy but I can see it used for a Maxi length dress also. The Ivy print is equally appealing to me.

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  33. I think I love Organic Cotton, Indian Fabric, Yellow White, Tribal Print, Light Weight , Fabric by the yard, Herbal Dyed, Plant Dyes, Natural Dyes, Cambric the best. I think it would be great as a shirt or dress for a little girl (or shirt for boy!).

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  34. Hi Nat- thanks for visiting my blog and the shawl suggestion. Your pouches are great- i love the fabric you've chosen, and the colour of your shawl is just perfect for autumn & winter x

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  35. Love your new pouches. I made a square pouch a while ago and I've been wanting to make another one. Funny I just finished a cowl in the same color of your pouches. I guess autumn is in the air.

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  36. I can see how these could get addictive and they are so useful :)

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  37. My favorite was the Aztec print as I love south American patterns

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  38. Forgot to mention, I like the Tie dye, yellow and grey best.

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  39. Love the boxy pouches and the fabric is really nice!! Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  40. I love this one https://www.etsy.com/listing/183567485/organic-cotton-pink-blossom-print?ref=shop_home_active_20 -Jenna Osborne

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  41. I really like the organic cotton flower print in white/charcoal

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  42. Since I have been toying with the idea of trying sewing for a while now, this would be a great way to start!!!

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  43. The shop has a nice range of soft colours and pretty prints. My favourite is the Organic Cotton, Aztec Print, Indian Fabric, Soft Pink. Love the baby pink colours and stylish pattern.

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  44. https://www.etsy.com/listing/183567485/organic-cotton-pink-blossom-print?ref=shop_home_active_3

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  45. I have just spent the last little while sitting here with a cup of tea going through all of your makes since I've been offline - you have been busy! Soo many inspring projects. Well done to you! Your little one is adorable too. It's good to be back!

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