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.
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