Sunday, January 25, 2009

Zip it

I finally did something with my embroidery projects. I like to make things that have a function - cute artsy stuff are pretty to look at, but the first question that pops into my head is - What does it do?
The only thing I could think of for my stitched pieces of linen was to turn them into zippered pouches. Really, that's it, I have no idea what else to do with them.

So I sewed two little pouches. The first one is about 12 cm x 13 cm, with a Rocket pattern from Sublime Stitching Craft Pad. The second one is 9 cm x 12 cm, pattern based on the one in Doodle Stitching.
Installing a zipper would have been way easier if I had a zipper foot on my sewing machine. Or if I had the ability to sew a perfectly straight line.

Of course, now that I sewed the pouches, they don't do anything. They just sit on my table waiting for me to put something in them. Maybe spare change for the Tree one?


  1. you could pit make up or tampons or change in them. Either way that tree one needs to be used! They are both cute and I love the rocket colours.

  2. Adorable! The 12x13 one may be good for CDs, the size is just about right.

  3. They're so cute! I love that striped interfacing a lot!

    Just the other day, I realised I had no pictures of my knit/crochet make-up pouches but, before taking any pictures- I had to give them a goood bath! :))) Bah, the water looked so dirty and dark- the only comforing thing was that it was actually a blush or more likely eye-shadow coming out of them but much eye-shadow, I must have washed away a fortune! :)

  4. I like your prodacts very much. Everything is so beautiful.