Here are some scrappy Split Pouches that I made while developing the pattern and new online workshop.
These come together pretty quickly once you get the hang of it, and I love seeing how different fabrics give personality to each pouch. What’s fun with this project is how much you get to see both the exterior and lining fabrics depending on whether the pouch is opened or closed. Neither selection feels wasted.
Colorful zippers give personality too. I picked up this neon zipper from the vendor hall at QuiltCon. Finding the right project for something you have on hand fully justifies maintaining a robust supply stash.
Using Scrap Fabrics
With this Split Pouch, it’s never a bad idea idea to give a little surprise on the inside. This bright, yellow binding does just that. I love a little pop of something unexpected. Funny seeing this next to the picture above that also has some bright yellow accenting. I guess I have some colorful habits…
You can even incorporate scrappy patchwork into a pouch. Here’s one where I took some leftover Lusk blocks (from my Lusk pattern) and sewed them together for the exterior.
I love how this brings in more color, fabric and print. It is also neat how the quilt blocks wrap around the pouch.
Fabrics: Lots! These are scrappy pouches that I made from my fabric stash.