These zipper pouches are great for scraps, and I'm always happy to put some denim scraps to good use! You probably already know this about me, but I keep almost all my scraps. I can't stand to throw them out because they are all useful. But of course literally keeping them all is unsustainable as far as storage goes, so I do offer them in my etsy shop. Right now there are denim scraps, linen scraps, and some quilting cotton scraps.
The lining for this pouch is a Denyse Schmidt print called Daisy Mae Bricks. You might not recognize it as DS because this print wasn't widely available in the US for some reason. How the fabric is distributed is a mystery to me. I do know that Australia will get some designer prints we don't get here in the US, but then some of it makes it here anyway.
This bag was one of my list of things to finish today (so were two more of these, but we'll see if that happens...), and I got it done!
If you follow me on Instagram, you know I post a lot of photos. When I'm adding photos on IG, I almost always feel like something needs has to be said in the caption, which is probably not true. But I write something about almost every picture, and since many of the pictures are WIP shots, I'll over optimistically announce: "I'm going to get this done today!".
Then for whatever reason, it doesn't quite work out that way.
I'll get sidetracked by something else, start another project (or two), or whatever I'm working on just flat out takes longer than it seemed like it would. So of course when I say it, and then it does get finished that day, I feel an extra jolt of that sense of sewing accomplishment.
I've made a number of these in the pink and black theme now, and this one is probably the brightest one so far. It's lots of fun and if you should happen to need to make it yours, you'll find it right here.
The floral fabric is Ava from Michael Miller and the stripe is from Waverly. The striped fabric is a home dec print and it's wonderful, but it also came with a heavy finish that felt tacky to the touch.
So it sat in my stash for a long time because I knew it might not survive the wash. But I also didn't want to use it with the finish. Finally, I took the chance and washed it, and it feels much better and it wasn't a total loss! About a 1/4 of it is faded and I'll eventually cut that part off and toss it.