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Finish: Sewing Summit Swap

In the US, we’re celebrating Labor Day today by not laboring, which I’m totally down with.

bloominpouch

I decided to sneak in some morning sewing during the long weekend and managed to finish up my Sewing Summit Swap item this morning. We were to make a pouch, pillow or mini, given the favorite color of our partner.

pouchback

I’ve been wanting to try out this Bloomin’ pattern by Let’s Eat Grandpa for a while, and decided I’d give it a try with the large-sized Open Wide Zippered Pouch by Noodlehead.

bloominpalette

I started by pulling fabrics in aqua, grey and orange based on my partner’s favorite color and flickr favorites.

bloominfront

I ended up not using  all the fabrics in the bloomin’ design, although I think it would have worked out fine if I had. I worried I was going to run out of room, but it’s a little deceiving how this design grows as you go along.

bloominback

I wanted the back to be the same thickness, so I did a simple QAYG pattern using fabrics from the set used on the front of the pouch.

pouchtop

I just got a set of colorful zippers from zipit on etsy, and decided to use the orange zipper to tie all the design elements together. I am in love with all my colorful zippers! I see a lot more pouches and zippies in my future.

bloominpouch

I really need to learn how to design around pouches and bags losing so much of their design to the box corners. But I’m pretty happy with how this came out! I hope my partner likes it as well.

Now I just need to figure out what to fill it with!

-Anne

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