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Scrappy Fun

Happy Wednesday!

I spent Tuesday relaxing and doing some mindless sewing. I pulled out my scrap bag of 1.5 inch wide strips and got busy. I recently joined a book club that meets on Friday nights at one of the local Starbucks. I wanted to make something to keep everything I need for the book club in one place.

I went to my trusty “someday” list and decided to make the Fat Quarter Shop Simple Zipper Pouch. I altered the pattern to use my scraps and went with a broken herringbone design. I made 3 panels for the front, using a QAYG method. The panels were pieced directly onto a 4 x 11 inch scrap of batting . Once I joined the panels I followed the Fat Quarter shop tutorial in its entirety. My pouch finishes at 11 inches tall and 12 inches wide.

I really liked this pattern and would make it again. You can see the video here.

After I got in the groove of making the herringbone design I made a matching cover for my IPhone and a cozy for my water bottle. My kindle, journal and phone all fit comfortably in the pouch. Do you have a favorite pouch pattern?

Herringbone zipper pouch
Scrap Accessories

Below are pics from the weekend with two of my kids and son in law.

Happy Sewing!

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27 thoughts on “Scrappy Fun

  1. Sylvia anderson on said:

    Thanks Karla for sharing your latest scrappy projects, along with the link to the herringbone pattern. I love all 3 of your pieces and have tons of scraps with which to make a number of these for family gifts. Our 10 grandchildren range in age from 40 to 24, along with 11 great grandchildren, so I’m always on the lookout for relatively simple projects that will be suitable for a number of family members.

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  2. That’s a cute, bright little ensemble! Aren’t those quick projects fun?

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  3. Hi Karla! This whole post brought a big smile to my face. Those pictures are just the best!! It looks like everyone was smiling and having a good time, and if they were I know you were as well. {{Hugs}} Book Club on Fridays sounds like loads of fun. It keeps you motivated to read and maybe takes you outside your normal genres with new reading topics. Your quilted pouch and iPhone cover are so darn cute. Nice and bright and happy, plus helpful as well. ~smile~ Roseanne

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  4. lindaglovinghome on said:

    You are a busy creative butterfly. Loving the colors and pattern. I don’t have a pouch pattern but I made a craft bag with inside pockets. (On my blog. “Have bag will travel”) It’s working well but you just gave me the inspiration for a tote. I love this pattern for a tote as you made. Family looks great having fun. Sun sea sand and family fun. :-)…Beautiful.

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  5. Hi Karla – I love your herringbone accessories! You make very smart fabric choices ❤ 🙂

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  6. Your pouch is wonderful!!! I love how you used your scraps … sew creative!
    Happy Quilting! 🙂

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  7. Super cute projects. Nice bright colors and a fun herringbone pattern. Yay for quick projects. So fun.

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  8. Wow, I love this set! The colors and herringbone pattern are so fresh and happy.

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  9. dezertsuz on said:

    Now THAT is some fun sewing! It looks great, used scraps, and is really useful!

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  10. Vicki in MN on said:

    Love your bright fun colors in the chevron pattern. Great little useful project.

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  12. Hi Karla, I am always envious of clever people like you who can make useful things like tote bags and pouches. You make it look easy. Anyway lovely beach photo of your beautiful family. Happy Stitching from me.

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  13. You are having a very sewful retirement indeed. Nice scrappy projects! Lovely photos of your family.

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