Friday, August 9, 2013

Here, Let Me Distract You With A Cute Pouch!

So I really intended to do some sewing on my Flying Geese quilt, but totally got a headache, which lead to caffeine, which lead to an urge to stay up late and make something where I don't have too think to much.

Anyway, I bought a bunch of zippers to make pouches for kids stuff.  I got big ones, like 22" to make bigger lunch/car trip pouches, and small ones to make "quick, my children are out of control and need a quiet distraction" pouches.

I think this will be exactly what I use it for.

After much searching the internet for decent free pouch tutorials, I decided on the Open Wide Pouch from Noodlehead.  Seemed really easy to make, and the kids can actually see what's in there without having to dump everything out.  (Though, they will probably dump everything out anyway.)

Look how many cars fit in there!  We could have a Restaurant Table Grand Prix!

The pattern called for a 10" zip, but I had 9" and 22", so I just used the 9" and shortened the bag an inch.  I also cut the corners on the bottom a little smaller, but the rest is the same.  It was really quick too, so I managed to finish before my caffeine crash.

I love this little fox!  Glad I saved at least one from the corner trimming!

The bottom is pretty awesome. 

And while I had all those little bits of pretty scraps around, I figured I might as well make another pin cushion.  Plus, my cup of tiny strings was full, so it made just the right amount of stuffing for this little guy.

Linking up with Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish It Up Friday!


  1. Adorable pouches! I feel your pain with the kiddos...What is it with dumping things out?!?! Drives me bonkers! Happy Friday!

    1. I feel like if I can make enough pouches I can control the chaos!

  2. Very cute!! I have a car loving kiddo too so this is going on my to-do-list to haul his stash of cars around in!

  3. That is a fab pouch! I will make one for myself, as I can never find the thing I am looking for in a bag! Great idea for bathroom stuff when travelling I think.
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  4. For sewing something without much thought you sure gave it a lot of detail. Nice job. Trust me, when you were a child you dumped things out, too. I could see your little pouches with Legos. We always had Legos and cars everywhere we went. I see some of these in my grandson's future! Thanks for sharing.


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