Monday, July 13, 2009

Friday Night Sew-In

Well - we had our 2nd Friday night sew in. This time we had a simple project that didn't take long to complete - which was perfect because we both had a lot going on and struggled with fitting this in. That's were the little extra push and accountability from having a sewing buddy comes in handy.

We made these zipper pouches - thanks to my sewing buddy. She spent 5 days here with me over the 4th of July and brought this little project. She had the fabrics all precut and packaged with the pattern for each of us. She even had the little ties and charms in there to add as zipper pulls!
We had fully intended to make it while she was here - but we were so busy having fun with all our family and kids (3 different generations) that we never even took the sewing machines out. Although we did spend a good amount of time in my sewing room talking about projects.. and sharing ideas.. and fabrics.. Whew.. I get a little high all over again just thinking about it.
Anyway - back to the zipper pouch. The pattern is by Lazy Girl Designs and was so super simple. The pattern gives dimensions for 3 different sizes. As we made these Friday night - 260 miles away from each other - we shared our pictures (thank you blackberry messenger) and we also shared so many ideas. Like making these pouches in cute school fabric and give as teacher gifts - could even add a little giftcard. Or make them for Christmas gifts - adding a giftcard again. Or.. fun kid fabrics as a custom pencil pouch for back-to-school.. and maybe put a special message from Mom in there.

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