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Monday, July 28, 2014

Dreamin' Vintage Boxy Pouch
Happy Monday! Today I wanted to share a few smaller projects I've been working on with Dreamin' Vintage! Between the inevitable slow down that summer brings and putting out new patterns, I haven't been doing a ton of sewing lately. Having a few smaller projects to finish helps keep me motivated to sew! Plus, who doesn't love projects that you can finish in an afternoon!

Dreamin' Vintage Boxy Pouch
First up is a boxy pouch from my Triplizip Zipper Pouch Pattern.  I made this pouch for Deedee's very sweet daughter Elsa. It was her 10th birthday last month! A fun zipper pouch for treasures and treats seemed appropriate!

Dreamin' Vintage Boxy Pouch
I knew she liked blue and turquoise so I choose one of my favorite Dreamin' Vintage prints for the exterior.  I used the purple print for the interior and handle.

Dreamin' Vintage Pincushion
I absolutely love pincushions, as you probably know! I picked up this tarnished baking tin a few months ago and I finally made it into a little pincushion! I like how it looks like a tiny loaf of bread.

Dreamin' Vintage Lavender Sachets
Another long overdue project I tackled was some more lavender sachets. I used 5" squares with linen for the back. I've stuck them in my closets with quilts, my yarn tubs, and in the bottom of my fabric bins. Here's to hoping they keep the moths away! I buy from lavender from here.

Happy Sewing!

12 comments :

  1. I ordered a half-yard bundle of Dreamin Vintage and it came in the mail today! The fabric is so pretty and it reminds me of sheets I slept on when I was a little girl. I recently ordered some patterns from you and I'm looking forward to using my new fabric to make some of the Triplizip bags. I hope they are easy, because I'm a quilter, not a bag maker!

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    1. Yay! You can totally do it! It's written for someone who has never sewn a zipper before!

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  2. Abut moths--they only eat animal based textiles--wool, leather, silk.
    They do not eat cotton and linen. Many people get this wrong.
    Wool sweaters--a favorite of moths as well as wool blends. Moths also hate plastic--so put things in plastic bags.
    Your boxed bag is gorgeous.

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    1. Thanks for the reminder! All my wool yarn is in bins with sachets, thankfully!

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  3. and she absolutely loves it!! thank you and thanks for the lavender link! I keep forgetting to ask you where you get yours. xo

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  4. Jenny, how did you attach the pin cushion to the tin?

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    1. I did a running stitch around the piece of fabric, then I cinched and stuffed it. It attach it I just used some hot glue! :)

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  5. Love the sachets. Would love to make some for Christmas gifts. Do you use a lining with the lavender inside or just one layer of fabric. How many sachets do you get out of one order of the lavender approximately? What a clever idea. Maybe a tutorial? Thanks a bunch.

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    1. Nope, no lining! I still have some lavender left and I have made 7!

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  6. I need to buy more lavender and make some new sachets! The scents from my old sachets seems to have faded after like two years. I'll probably use some of my Dreamin' Vintage. ;) It reminds me of my grandmother's vintage linens and she had more lavender sachets in her sock drawer than socks!

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  7. Your boxy pouch is so cute!! I have a question. Does the inside of the pouch have any raw edges? I have a pattern I use and all of the seams have raw edges. So as I use them they begin to fray. Thank you.

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    1. It does have raw edges on the sides! I finish them all with a zig-zag stitch to help keep them from fraying!

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