This past weekend, on a whim, I decided to purchase and make Michelle Patterns’ Idea Pouch, a new pattern which is well padded to hold an iPad or notebook if, you’re old school. Rummaging through my fabric drawers I stumbled upon Crafty Chloe by Heather Ross which I purchased last summer and thought it would be perfect for a creative young girl with big dreams. And I couldn’t possibly let this project escape a little Notting Hill by Joel Dewberry.
Michelle Patterns are extremely well written and illustrated with full colour photos, this was no exception. After preparing the fabric and cutting out the pieces, this pouch was quick and easy to whip together. When I’m working with fleece in a pattern like this, I always cut it 1/2″ smaller than the pattern so that the seams are easier to sew and mostly bulk free. If some of the fleece gets caught in the seam I’ll trim it as closely to the seam as possible without snipping stitches.
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