My cutie pie son came up to me the other day and said,
"Mommy, can you make me something?"
How could I say no to such a sweet question
and of course he had on his winning smile :)
So he and I decided on a felt pouch that can hold markers and crayons.
He was always carrying his coloring supplies to church in a plastic bag
so we changed that to something much cuter.
My little man picked the colors and I did the sewing. . .here is how I made it.
I cut two pieces of felt - the big one was 9 x 2 inches and the small one was 9 x 2.5 inches.
The edges that went on the zipper were cut with pinking sheers
for a fun, unique look.
Using a zipper foot on my sewing machine I sewed on the zipper.
Then I unzipped the zipper just a little, folded the pouch,
and pinned right sides together.
I sewed around the three sides
and sewed over the end of the zipper several times for extra support.
Then I turned the pouch right side out through the zipper opening.
My son wanted an animal on his pouch so we decided to go with an owl.
He wanted a deer. . .maybe for the next one :)
The yellow is the owl's body,
the grey is for the wings,
the cream is for the eyes,
the brown is for the beak,
and the beads are for the eyes.
I hand-stitched the owl onto the pouch with embroidery floss.
And I used beads that had a hole in the center because they make great eyes.
And here is the cute owl. . .
I also added a bead to the zipper to make it easier for opening :)
Now my sweetie is all ready to take his coloring supplies to church :)
And of course after making his
I thought to myself that I needed one for holding my mints
since I always have loose mints floating around making a mess of my purse :)
Here is mine. . .
I sewed on a small doily and applied a purple shabby flower to the bottom corner.
In the center of the flower is a diamond bead.
And I added an old safety pin and bead to the zipper.
Perfect for my mints, Chapstick, and other items that are loose in my purse.
Happy day to you, my friends!
Love, hugs, and blessings to all.
I hope each and every one of you had a nice Labor Day - did you do anything special?
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