Monday, December 1, 2014

Day 1- 12 days of Christmas- Last Minute Quick Projects (Mini Pouch)

December is here!  How are you doing with your shopping and those Christmas projects?  If you are like me, despite my best intentions, I am always left with too many things to do and too little time.  I usually have my big sewing projects done by now...give or take a binding or two...but I am often lacking those little hostess gifts or goodies for co- workers, etc.  With that in mind, for the next 12 days, I am going to share a quick (and I mean quick!) project with you each day, hopefully with stuff you already have.  I think nothing says "You are special" like a homemade gift...even if it only took you an hour or two to make!

So here we go! Today's project is a cute chevron mini pouch that I found at Cherished Bliss.  Click HERE for the tutorial.

This darling pouch measures about 5"x 4 1/2" when finished but could be made larger if you wanted something a little roomier.  Wouldn't this be nice as a gift card holder or as "wrapping" for a tiny box of truffles. The girls at Cherished Bliss did theirs with matching fabric inside and out but I made mine with contrasting fabrics.  I also interfaced my outside fabric with a medium weight interfacing so that it is a bit sturdier.

I am planning to make these for my friends in our gourmet group.  I am going to fill them with a tiny hors d'oeuvres plate, cheese spreader and recipe cards.
As you can see, I may need to make these a bit larger for the plate!
How about filling it with travel size shampoo, lip gloss, hand sanitizer etc. or some post-its and some pretty pencils for the students on your list? 

Cute note cards, a coaster set, nail polish and files, candy for good little elves...just think of all of the possibilities!  Start to finish, including choosing fabric, this project took 25 minutes.  I am planning to save time by making them assembly line style.

Tomorrow... another clever project to keep you on track for a happy, stress free holiday!  See you then!


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