Looking for a quick and cute project? A great gift idea?
I couldn't resist a design that combines linen and crochet
along with a self-covered button.
I love the clever design of using a crochet motif for the flap on the pouch. Not too surprising then, that I had to sew another.
This time using some favourite quilting cottons inside and out.
My third version is made from a cotton/linen blend for the exterior,
a cotton print for the interior and a fussy cut flower for the button.
I now have a sweet trio of pouches ready for gift giving!
A few little details about my methods...
For each of my versions, I used fusible fleece rather than quilt batting. The fleece added just the right amount of loft and a smooth finish, although it does take longer to get it to fuse to the linen than quilting cotton (just be persistent with pressing!). Plus, I found I got better results in positioning the crochet motif by first basting it into place before sewing the lining to the exterior. Oh, and the yarn I used is 100% cotton - the kind used for making crochet dishcloths.
Thanks Amy, for another adorable project in your lovely book!
I'm linking up with Amanda Jean's