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.
Here's a sweet patchwork pouch I finished up this weekend. This patchwork piece was tucked away in my zipper pouch templates file, and when I came across it I wanted to finish it up right away, because I knew it was going to be this cute when done!
The cat fabric is a snippet of a print called Whiskers & Tails from Alexander Henry. With the exception of the big white polka dot on black at the bottom (Kei Honeycomb Dots), the polka dot prints are a mystery. The grey floral fabric is from 6+ years ago, so I'm not sure what it is called either. The pink floral is Deco State Apple Blossom.