I just got these marvelous fabrics in the mail this week (a gift from my equally marvelous friend, Susan!) I decided to use the cute strawberry print fabric for my pouch.
I found a red polka-dot fabric to add to the front for constrast, and I wanted to do something else, but what? A button? Something embroidered? Taking my cue from the fabric itself, I settled on a felt strawberry on a square background, sort of like a badge or medallion (or maybe a postage stamp?) I cut the green square using a ruler and my pinking shears; I cut out the strawberry and stem freehand. Here it is before any sewing has taken place:
Here it is, hand-sewn onto the fabric that will be the front of the pouch. Isn't it cute?!
This is a medium-sized pouch, measuring 6.5" x 5". It's a perfect size for organizing the small things in your purse.
I also used the red polka-dot fabric for the lining.
I finished it off with a leaf charm tied with a red ribbon to the zipper. (I wish I had a strawberry charm!)
It's so exciting when something comes out just the way you want it to! No more plain pouches for me!