I’m a big fan of Aneela Hoey’s sewing patterns, and I loved getting a chance to make a couple of Harriot pouches from Stitched Sewing Organizers: Pretty Cases, Boxes, Pouches, Pincushions & More–her book.
First up is the See-It-All Pouch. I love this pouch. A friend made me one a while ago, and I always pull for it when packing (and storing) a hand-sewing project. It packs easily into my backpack and holds everything I need.
The clear vinyl front gives you a great opportunity to show off your project and/or some fabric. In this case, I thought it’d be fun to show off the scallop.
I used the meatier woven for the back, and the stripe for the binding. There’s something fun about bias-striped binding.
It doesn’t take up much space, but I can still pack a block or two, thread, scissors, thread gloss and be ready to sew.
Next up is the Two-In-One Case. This pouch is neat because it folds in half and snaps closed.
When opened, there are two zippered, clear pouches. This makes it easy to see what you have, and it gives you another spot to show off some fabric or whatever you’re working on.
I like the tidy size and have found it to hold just what you need as well. I’d really like to make some for my nephews and niece. I think they’d be great for storing colored pencils, crayons, and lots of their creative goodies too.
Installing snaps has been hit or miss for me in the past, but lately I’ve been having good success with these plastic ones.
Here are two new pouches in Harriot.
Patterns: See-It-All Pouch and Two-In-One Case, both found in Stitched Sewing Organizers by Aneela Hoey.
I love these little pouches! I’m very much into organizing all my things into bags (my partner is always asking why I have bags within bags!). I think the fabric is a really good choice as well. These pouches really show the fabric off in a nice way with the scalloped edges. Particularly because of the use of vinyl. I’ve made something similar in the past but I think I’ll have to make the two in one case a future project.
carolyn friedlander says
Thanks! I personally don’t think you can ever have too many bags. 🙂
What weight vinyl did you use?
carolyn friedlander says
Hi Daniella. I don’t know what the actual weight is, but I like a relative-ly firm vinyl so it doesn’t show creases too easily. I’ve bought it at a big box store where I could feel the different options, which was really helpful. Hope this gives you an idea!