If you're looking for a quick to sew gift, may I suggest a scrappy little zipper pouch? This one uses triangles trimmed from quilt blocks, which I stacked and then free motion stitched to make a scrappy tree for the front side of the pouch.
The back of the pouch uses more scraps of cotton that were stitched onto a scrap of quilt batting, then quilted.
|I start by sewing the tiniest scraps onto the batting and then continue by sewing larger bits as I cover the area needed to make the pouch back.|
Happily, everything I needed for this project was in my stash, such as a bit of lace and ric rac,
|I used the length of my stashed zipper (5.5") to determine the width of my pouch then drew a rectangle and rounded the bottom corners.|
A lining in a contrasting fabric adds a pop of colour to the pouch interior. If you are interested, I have a tutorial for machine sewing the lining to the zipper - it's the method I like to use because it saves me time and gives great results.
The leaf charms clipped onto the zipper pull are pieces salvaged from a bracelet, not a necessity for pouch making, but fun additions - if you have items that would suit.
For gift giving, a tube of hand lotion and some lip balm will be slipped inside or maybe some special soap. The pouch is just the right size for holding such necessities or even a gift card.