My best friend, Laura, has an early January birthday, and if I don’t shop for that along with Christmas, I’m always late. I had something sent to her in late December, but it was only a partial gift, and I wanted to make something to go along with it.
Since I had such a crazy sewing experience for the holidays, I didn’t get around to this until after her birthday. I didn’t have anything in particular to make, so I made some scrappy dish towels in her kitchen colors, and this cute zip pouch.
I knew she really liked this red fabric, and the size of the illustration was just perfect for Noodlehead’s large open-wide pouch. This was my first time using that pattern, and I loved it. I’ll definitely be making more. I do love that it opens totally up, as the name suggests. It’s so much easier than digging around for lost items inside normal pouches.
I added some yellow hand stitching to match the zipper. I love how the outside turned out. If I had planned the yellow parts before I had cut my lining, I probably would have chosen something yellow, but I was doing some late night sewing after my kids were in bed, and my brain doesn’t always function at optimum level at that point!