Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Petal Pouches

I've been longing for spring which has prompted me to start shopping for pretty spring fabrics. These two coordinating fabrics in pastel purple and blue, caught my eye and I thought they would make the sweetest little petal pouches. They turned out pretty cute and I love the fabric. I think I will hop on back to the fabric store to get some more of these prints.

My mom made me one of these a long time ago. I think it might have been over twenty years ago. Yikes! I still use it and it looks pretty sitting on my dresser. These can be used for so many things--the obvious: like storing jewelry, cosmetics, sewing notions and the less obvious: using them for gift bags, Easter baskets etc. The smaller ones pictured here make wonderful gift bags for gifting a nice piece of jewelry and the wrapping becomes an extension of the gift. These also look adorable in the larger sizes filled with pastel Easter grass and Easter candy and gifts for older gift basket recipients.

The drawstrings can be pulled tightly and left dangling....

or the drawstrings can be tied in a bow.

I made some up in a Paris themed print with some matching  little tags.

Here you can get an idea of how wide they open. I like the fact that you can see everything inside pretty easily!

Here's another made up in gray, white and aqua prints....

The little bag at the top right is another pretty floral fabric I recently purchased. I have stitched up quite a few of these little bags in different sizes. I also have some cut out in lace and I can't wait to finish them up. They are lots of fun to sew and very simple to make. I will be putting up a tutorial very soon.

Hope you are enjoying your day! Enjoy the rest of the week too friends!

UPDATED: Tutorial found here!