Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Puss in Pouch

With my thumb out of service after a bout of tendinitis (and thus only limited crochet allowed), I took the sewing machine out for a spin to fill the void.  It’s shameful really how much I’ve neglected sewing – generations of dust bunnies have made their home on the thing, it was almost cruel to disturb them.   

Time to do something with my stash of gorgeous flowery fabric I thought.  Just needed a low effort, high reward project to get me started.  A friend suggested small pouches – I agreed…

though with one major amendment.  I wanted to put mini cats in the bags.

I’ve kept the pouches small so they’re dainty enough to be keyrings or bag ornaments.
They’re made from a template measuring 7cm², with the corners rounded off and a fold-down rim covering the ribbon fastening, so the mini cat can be popped in and out of the pouch quite easily.

Am working on a basic set of instructions for the pouch and cat.  Will post soonish I hope.