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Friday, October 22, 2010

The Scrappy Pouch

I am learning that part of this craftiness culture
is a devotion to 'scrap management'.

What to do with the bits and bobs that inevitably fly in the construction of something crafty?

One of the many variation on this theme is the 
 Noodlehead scrappy pouch 

This is my favorite version

it doesn't involve many scraps
mostly new fabric that I snipped with rapture.

Then I made some more.

They are lined with some old quilting squares
So a vague success.

I am always astounded by my ability to mess these things up.

Really, I'm quite gifted at stumbling.

I had to unpick each one for different reasons
they are lined,
they have batting,
there is flipping
and folding
and zippers
and boxed corners
 there is even turning things inside out.

On a good day I can turn my underwear right side out
 before I've had a coffee.

It's only a matter of time before I sew my hand to my face.


  1. i love your scrappy pouches! what kind of linen did you use for the background?

  2. Hmmmm...I don't even know. Some Oatmeal cotton/ linen blend that was on sale at Dress Sew :)