Thursday, April 21, 2011

My first (and second) box pouches

I think my fear of zippers has officially passed.  I've used four in the last week!  I cannot thank Kelly enough for her amazingly simple zipper pouch tute, which I will now always refer people to if they're afraid of zippers.

I tackled some box pouches yesterday afternoon for Mother's Day, and to practice for the Pretty {little} Pouch swap.  I was thinking about maybe a boxy pouch for my partner, using some linen and either Echino or some other brightly colored patchwork.

Pretty {little} Pouch possibilities...

I used Kaelin's awesome box pouch tute to whip up these little beauties for my mother and my mother-in-law for Mother's Day.  Given that I've made a bunch of bags over the last year, I've done boxed corners before, but I still think this is a pouch a beginner could put together very easily.  

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I only had one minor hiccup when making this bag, and it was when I managed to sew through a pin.  Literally.

One minor casualty

Whoops!  I kind of forgot the pin was there, it was holding the twill tape in place and was kind of hidden.  When I sewed over it, I had no idea that it was a pin - I just thought my machine was acting up for some strange reason.  I found the pin when I was pulling the finished pouch through the hole in the lining - ouch!

I'm super pleased with how these little guys turned out, and looking forward to getting started on my official swap pouch soon.  

24 comments:

  1. Adorable! I love these little bags!

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  2. Cute bags! lol at the pin. I can't believe it just chugged through it like that.

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  3. Hurray for learning zippers! And that pin is too funny - you poked it, so it poked you back :)

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  4. I love those boxy pouches!!! Thanks for the shout out!

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  5. I have several pins which look just like that one! Somehow, when paper piecing, I tend to sew right over those flat head plastics.
    - SeeingStars (who still has a little fear of zippers)

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  6. Oh, that's funny that it sewed through the pin! Much better than sewing through your finger, though!!

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  7. Thesew are so lovely pouches:) Ouch for the poking !!!
    I'm definitely gonna need the tutorial for the zippers... I'm super terrified...
    xo
    Eleni

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  8. Those are adorable. I told you zippers were not hard just practice!! Silly girl.

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  9. cute bags! i can't believe that pin survived!

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  10. cute bags... i like the pin too. i think the holes give it a little something extra!

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  11. Wow, those look great! Nice job! : )

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  12. Now that is something I have never seen before - sewing through a pin!

    I love those box pouches - I might have to give them a try!

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  13. Those pouches are adorable!!! I love that fabric. What a perfect combo!

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  14. great pouches! And as for that pin, it matches my feed dog cover... which once got stuck up under a quilt. It looks like a gangster took some shots at it!

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  15. Hi Elisabeth! These are really great! I love the box figure and the fabrics are so lovely! Thank you for telling about the tutorials!
    xxx Teje

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  16. thanks for both of those great tutorials. Your box pouches are super cute!

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  17. Yay! Zippers:0 Elizabeth: 1. Woo hoo!

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  18. I apologize for laughing at your holy pin.

    Your pouches are fantastic! I need to bookmark that tute.

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  19. The pouches are adorable!...but ooh ouch to the pin..and your machine. Hope your sewing machine is ok and that it hasn't thrown the timing out.

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  20. They turned out awesome! You must have quite the machine to sew straight through a pin!! lol! I'm surprised the needle didn't break!

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