I’ve joined yet another swap…I’m addicted. I think I’ll be a little more selective on which swaps I join from now on—after all, one can use only so many pouches. Still, I’ve had quite a bit of fun making swap pouches lately. For this pouch, I used a free pattern from craftsy. It’s a boxie pouch, and it will really hold quite a bit. I love how wide it opens when it’s unzipped. I think I would like this better for makeup than the traditional style makeup bags.
I lined it with a Denyse Schmidt print from Joann’s that I had on my shelf. I was going to hand quilt with white thread but decided to use red at the last minute, and I think that’s my favorite part of the pouch.
I just lucked out that the placement of the patchwork and stitching worked well with the seams in the pouch. I had never used this pattern before, so I was kind of flying blind, but it worked out great in the end, so at least I won’t have to redo anything.
The other cool feature about this pouch is that it stores flat—what a space saver! I won’t be mailing this off until the end of February so my partner can still enjoy some suspense for a while. I’m one of the first to finish in this swap, and it’s never good to end the fun too early by finding out who your partner is. Half the fun is guessing which project is yours!