Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Boxed Pouch and Some Henna Work

Happy Humpday! Today feels like Spring, sunny and I could hear the birds chirping in my backyard. Come tomorrow, it will be rainy and cold again which is always nice because we need the rain here in So. Cal. 
I have always wanted to make a boxed pouch so when my girls were organizing my scraps I thought it would be nice to pull a couple of the larger scrap pieces to make one. I was looking through some tutorials and what I found had unfinished seams on the interior of the pouch and zig zagged/overlocked to keep the raw edges from fraying. I don't like unfinished seams so I set out to make one with the seams all finished like a bag.

I did make some mistakes along the way and this pouch has all my mistakes in it. As you can see it's a square, that's mistake number one, although I thought it was cute. It was supposed to be more rectangular. Mistake number two, DO NOT interface the pull tabs. It gets too thick to sew and not necessary. Mistake number three, I forgot to include the handle that you see in the photo above, but that really isn't necessary either, more of a preference. I think that's all that I didn't get quite right. The reason it's square is because I wanted a taller gusset and didn't account for it in the measurements. I am pretty sure the next time you see my boxed pouch, it's going to come out exactly as I had planned.
All in all, I think my mistakes turned out a pretty cute and tiny pouch that is perfect to hold those binder clips. I love these clips, you can get them pretty inexpensive in the scrapbooking section of your local craft store and there are so many pretty colors to choose from.

On the other side of art, I got my foot done by daughter using henna. I am not into tattooing and my daughter had a bunch of henna that she needed to use up before they expired so I volunteered. As long as it's not going to be permanent I am ok with it. She did an awesome job with this Alice in Wonderland theme. I just love the fun whimsical side of it. 

Well, I've got to get some serious sewing done. Playtime is over for a couple of days.
Have a wonderful week!

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QuiltShopGal said...

Super cute boxy bag and henna tatoo too! I'm not into tats, but for fun the henna tatoos are quite creative. I think your daughter did an amazing job.

The Joyful Quilter said...

LOVE your "cube" bag!!!

mangozz said...

Your boxy pouch is adorable! I'm not into tattoos either but I have been tempted with hennas. I've always loved Alice In Wonderland and yours turned out awesome!