Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Scrappy pouches


When I was invited to join Strip-easy quilt challenge I thought it is good opportunity to use some scraps I got from friend of mine. Tiny little strips to be precise. I worked with 1" strips before creating mini log cabins. You can check it out here. I kind of wanted to recreate the pouch I previously made but it didn't turn out that well this time around.
As you can see I did not measure too well and it is wonky and totally off center. Plus I should have added strip to bottom part. It is just way too negligent.


I had the other panels ready to create one more but decided to go with different pattern. Instead of adding two strips to each I added just one larger chunk to one panel.


Yeah, I went with another Open wide zippered pouch. To determine the size of lining, measure from top to the center of added piece and add seam allowance.


It looked like messed up for a minute. One side too long where the other seemed too short.


Once you sew the bottom part to side panel you create a loop and all is fine again. Assemble as usual and your bottom part will have no seams on it. Nice!


Those strips I worked with were uneven and I like the simple look better than log cabins.


I added handle with hardware. You can find my tutorial here.


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25 comments:

  1. Oooh I love these!! I especially like the rounded bottom pouch.

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  2. Love your pouches!!! Had you not had mentioned it being a bit wonky, I would have never had noticed!!! Great job!

    ~ Jess ~
    Everything Is Coming Up Rosie

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  3. They are gorgeous! Maybe you can add some red or black organza flowers or red embroidery to the "mistake" area... and it will look like you planned it!!
    I just love all of your pouches... they are extraordinary!!
    Susie

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  4. I think the wonkiness is part of its charm! Congratulations on yet more complete projects!

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  5. such a beautiful pouch .Love both!

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  6. They look great to me, I love the wonky ness

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  7. It looks great with the red strip at the top. I like them both. Great work.

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  8. I like both bags, and I like both types of blocks - the strips, and the logs. I especially like the no-seam boxed bottom on the taller pouch! Make sure you post these to the linky party that the hostess is posting tomorrow - I'm going to be taking a peek to see all the projects - this looks like a fun challenge :)

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  9. Absolutely gorgeous. Love the colours. Both sides of your pouch are lovely.

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  10. They both look great!!! I love the black, greys and red colour combo.

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  11. Your in progress shots are greatly appreciated, Vera. Both of your pouches are really sweet. Love that big flat bottomed one! Thanks for sharing your methods!

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  12. Great zipper pouches! What a wonderful way to use up your scraps too.

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  13. I like them both. Colour combination you've chosen is really nice!

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  14. Wow Vera you make it look so easy! Really amazing pouches! Love them all!!!

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  15. Great strippy projects! I love the fabrics you chose!

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  16. I"m new to your blog from Lorna's Bee Social Linky. I love your work and added myself as a GFC follower. Stop by some day: myplvl.blogspot.com

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  17. Love that little pouch..great job!

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  18. I love those fabric / color combinations! Thanks for all the links to the tutorials as well!

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  19. These turned out great, and I love the colors. Well done!!

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  20. Love the pouches. That handle is wonderful. Thanks also for the tutorials.

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  21. I love your color combination. I have done a lot of black and white plus a color, and I really like how the gray adds to the look. Nice pouches!

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  22. Oh my, these colours are absolutely dreamy. I'm going to have to make a quilt in them. You are so good with intricate details and it shows in these bags. They are gorgeous.

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  23. I love the red, black and grey colours of these, and the wonky log cabins work for me. I think they are lovely.

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