Fabric scraps. How I adore them.
My sewing this month has been concentrated on using materials that I have on hand. This is more challenging than it sounds if you understand that due to moving twice a year to furnished rental homes, my stash is boxed up and in a storage unit. I determined that for this winter I would further edit the amount of materials I bring with me. It probably comes as no surprise (if you've been here before) to hear that I chose to bring along a pile of scraps.
|Corduroy for the back of the zipper pouch makes for a lovely tactile element.|
Amongst those scraps that I selected for this move, are the the leftovers from the tulip blocks
I have sewn (still waiting to become a flimsy!), in a range of dark blues. I decided to piece together those leftover blues and combine them with teal, mint and navy scraps I was recently gifted. I simply arranged the fabrics in a brick or tile layout, so that the seams would be offset from row to row, to make the front of a zipper pouch. The reverse side of the pouch is made from two offcuts of corduroy I had on hand.
|Wavy quilting adds a little dimension to the patchwork and a lovely contrast to the linear design.|
It's immensely satisfying to not only have a finished item to enjoy using, but to have it made entirely from the remainders of larger projects.
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