More Noodlehead Petal Pouches


I have a quick project to share today: more Noodlehead Petal Pouches.  I sewed two of these pouches for my swap partner for the recent SewBoston event, and during the event itself, I sewed these two for myself.  Yay!

I really like this pattern, as it makes a nice size bag (these are the larger size), is well designed, and is a great excuse to use up fun fabric scraps.  They only take a few hours each to sew, and you get a fun and functional bag as a result.  When you’re slogging through a large project, the pouches make a great palette cleanser.  🙂

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Noodlehead Petal Pouches for SewBoston swap


First of all, thank you for all your support and thoughtful comments on my previous post about Colette.  I write posts like this fairly often and never publish them, but this latest debacle was so egregious that I felt compelled to pull the trigger.  I’m glad to see that the sewing community is moving toward more open and honest feedback, and I hope this trend continues.

This past weekend I attended the first SewBoston, an all-day regional sewing retreat hosted by the Cambridge Modern Quilt Guild.  It was such a wonderful day!  As part of the retreat, I participated in a “sewing room organization” themed swap and whipped up a pair of Noodlehead Petal Pouches for my swap partner.  This was my first time using a Noodlehead pattern, and I was really pleased with both the instructions and the design of the pouch.  It was obvious that Anna put a lot of thought into what otherwise would have been a very simple pattern.  Everything fit together beautifully, and I was particularly pleased with the neat finish on each end of the zipper.

This was also my first time making a zipper pouch (how had I not tried this before??), so I was a little nervous about making a well-constructed item for my swap partner.  Not to mention that my partner happened to be the president of the guild!  No pressure.  🙂

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