Modern Scrappy Bits Swap Pouch In Progress

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I recently joined another pouch swap.  In this swap, though, along with our pouches, we also send approximately a fat quarter’s worth of scraps.  I also chose to make my pouch out of scraps, and this is the beginning.  My partner’s tastes seemed to be a little more traditional, and she had a lot of shabby-chic style pictures in her flickr favorites, so I decided to make it a little less bright and colorful.

I added some crocheted lace, a flower, and I plan to embroider her initials on the right.  The pouch has a pleat in the front and back, and I plan to round the corners and sew it so that it poufs out to make a different shape than your average square pouch.  I’ll probably add a wrist strap as well—why not?

This has actually been quite fast to sew up.  I made my own “pattern” based on the sizes of scraps I had, but I think it will end up being about 7 inches wide and 10 inches tall by the time it’s finished.  That’s a good size for a small sewing project or a little makeup bag.  It should hold a bit more, too, because of the expandable bottom.  I’ll post a new picture once it’s finished!

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