I'm in full on gift sewing mode at the moment, so it made sense to whip up this adorable little zippered pouch from Zakka Handmades. It's another charming and sweet design from Amy Morinaka. I'm totally smitten with her book! I think it would be safe to say that since I received this book, it has spent no time on my bookshelf. :o)
|Two things that I never tire of... linen and scrappy patchwork!|
I love the scrappy pieced wings and decided to add a ribbon to the zipper pull as "tail feathers".
|I love the organic stitching for the attaching the wings to the pouch - so fun to stitch!|
Such a fun and easy little project, one that is just perfect for gift giving, too. It's a lovely size for tucking a few treats inside (like lip balm and a pretty soap), which now has me thinking I need to make more of these cuties to have on hand.
|This Kotori bird pouch is the perfect project for using my stash of 5" zippers.|
Do you have a favourite "go-to" gift you like to make?
I'm enjoying your comments and was delighted to discover the range of years spent sewing from the various comments so far. I'm curious who will be the one with the most years and the one with the least. What a delight! Sewing was not very popular among girls when I was growing up - I was pretty much on my own with my interest. There wasn't even a sewing class taught in my school - although I would order patterns from the home ec. teacher every time a new pattern poster arrived at the home ec lab. The first time I was amongst peers that were into sewing was in college and it was quite a rush to find others to talk fabric and design with. Now, the peer group is beyond measuring - which is quite wonderful. Not only is it great to have others to share and learn from, it's so good to know that this skill is being carried on.
Your bird is such a pretty little "thing"!
I use to sew small "bags" like the ones that santa Claus brings his gifts in and then I put in candy Or soaps, embroidered towels and some scrub-mittens or other things that are nice to use for face, foots and body!
Have a nice day!
This is so sweet! I didn't think about adding lip balm or a soap but this is the perfect finish to such a cute zippy pouch!ReplyDelete
adorable! you seem to have found your soul mate and it's a book!ReplyDelete
That's ridiculously cute! Love the little tail feathers too :DReplyDelete
Oh! I love it! I've been making lots of fleece hats over here. ;)ReplyDelete
Love your birdy pouch - that was the first project I made from Amy's book when I got it, and it's still my favourite :D I enlarged the pattern by 25% (I think it was 25%) to make it easier for my fiddly fingers to sew, and I use prairie points for his beak :) I'll have to add ribbon tailfeathers to my next ones too - I agree that this is a great project to make extras of, to have on hand for last minute or unexpected gift giving - it just went onto my To Do list for 2014 :)ReplyDelete
This is so cute!!!! I think i need to buy the book.....ReplyDelete
So adorable Katherine! I love the scrappy wings and the raw edges.ReplyDelete
Another adorable gift. Isn't it wonderful when you invest in something you are rewarded with amazing gifts to make?! Creative Joy...ReplyDelete
Love your version of this pouch!ReplyDelete
Oh Katherine, your "kotori" bird is super sweet! I'm loving all the details - your patchwork wings, the zipper end tabs, and the ribbon trim for the zipper pull! Big "Arigato" to you for making such adorable creations from my book :DReplyDelete
the little bird bag is so cute!ReplyDelete
Great make Katherine! Love your tail feathers!ReplyDelete