This week I got around to trying out this collage style of patchwork to use up some of my tiny scraps of fabric. I keep scraps around 1" x 1" or larger, and sometimes even smaller pieces of the rare and OOP fabrics in my collection. From time to time too many will be squirreled away in my stash, and a bag of tiny scraps will be available here.
Usually when I make patchwork the fabrics are pieced together, but this is fabric pieces layered on a background of canvas and then stitched down. Each piece has two rows of stitching around the perimeter to hold the patch firmly in place and keep the edges from fraying away (there will be some fraying anyway) and coming loose.
The next time I make this type of patchwork I'll probably zigzag the edges instead, or maybe use one of the decorative stitches on my machine. It goes so fast that the time left over can be used for some fancy stitching!
This pouch was very experimental, so I didn't use an existing pattern. The finished pouch is about 4" wide x 4.5" high.