I haven’t posted in a few weeks—we’ve been through a couple rounds of illnesses as well as having Damon’s third birthday party, so while I’ve been busy (and busy doing some sewing, too!), I’ve been too distracted to post lately. So, I’ll have a lot to catch up on in the coming weeks. During my blogging break I joined another round of the Pretty Little Pouch Swap, and my partner was really difficult to sew for this time. She likes lots of pink and Japanese fabrics, of which I don’t have very much. The only thing close was this Hello Kitty fabric I had picked up to have on hand to make something for a little girl.
Personally, I think Hello Kitty is super cute, but I don’t have anything with her on it that I use since it feels too little-girlish for me to feel comfortable carrying something around. However, I really hope my partner likes this. I made it fairly large for sewing projects, and I put a divided pocket on the inside.
I printed the Hello Kitty image out to use as a template and then used the sketchy style to applique the face and details. I used a stippling/darning foot with black thread. While I normally love “thread sketching,” I’m not sure it works so well in this instance. It has a more whimsical, sketchy look to it, and Hello Kitty is more graphic with sharp lines. However, I think it looks better than a satin stitch would, and I’m happy enough with it to send it to my partner.
I used the Hello Kitty fabric for the back of the pouch as well as the inside. This will be on its way to my partner sometime next week!