Thursday, May 22, 2014
Hexie drawstring pouch
I'm happy to hear today that this little drawstring pouch arrived safe and sound with it's recipient!
When I finished that hand sewn dress, I was exhilarated at the thought of starting NEW handwork projects. Hexagons danced in my head, but (thankfully) I had the forsight to reign myself in to a small project instead of a giant hexagon flower quilt or something!
Basting hexagons is fun, fun, fun... but I do get bogged down at the joining stage. This project only required 3 rows of hexagons front and back. Once joined and papers removed, I appliqued them to these Essex linen rectangles.
Ended up handstitching them on with pearl cotton thread. I hadn't handled pearl cotton in awhile. Mmmm!
Then with the help of Svetlana's tutorial, it all became a pouch in no time. This is my favorite drawstring pouch style so far. I think it's a faster sew than others I've tried and I love the way the casing sticks out at the top. You can use just about anything for the drawstring. I used some baker's twine - Cute!
(psst... linen still makes me nervous, so I treated the seams with fray-check and did not blunt the corners before turning.)
Thanks, Ella, for a reason to make! May this little pouch harbor many of your special creations.