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.