Hello everyone!! I’m here today to show you my new holly holiday crazy pouch I created using some new fabric from Riley Blake Design!
I love making pouches, they are easy to make, and they make fabulous gifts. I know for many people working with the zipper is challenging, but it shouldn’t be. You have to get over that fear and just do it. Zippers are fun to work with, and they make any project that much more FABULOUS!
Let’s take a look at my holly holiday crazy pouch:
Cute right! Check out that patchwork. Isn’t it fantastic?! Guess what I didn’t use a pattern or ruler to accomplish this. I used a piece of fusible paper.
Yes, it’s a fusible paper called Crazy Quilt Paper by Lori Holt for Riley Blake Design. It is so EASY to use. I love it. As a matter of fact, the designer of this fabric collection, Christopher Thompson, introduced me to this fun way to patchwork.
Let’s talk about this fabric collection:
This collection is called Holly Holiday. It is full of a bright, bold palette of red, green, pink, and charcoal. Tons of festive florals, Santa faces, snowflakes, holly, geometric trees, and text prints that will warm your holiday heart.
This collection has 24 prints. I love all of the pretty pinks, reds, and whites.
Here’s how to create the holly holiday crazy pouch patchwork:
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Step One: Cutting fabric
Cut (5) different 10-inch squares out of the fabrics you selected for the patchwork.
Cut 3 pieces of fabric using the 8.5-inch ruler for the back of the pouch.
Step Two: Prepare the fabric
Note: the instructions are on the packaging on how to use the crazy paper
Take one crazy quilt paper and press each paper shiny side down on the right side of the 10-inch fabric square.
Cut the line marked “cut first,” then cut the line marked “cut second.”
Then make the rest of your cuts according.
Step Three: Sewing the front panel
Now that each piece is cut mix up the numbers and pull 5 different pieces.
Start with numbers 2 and 3, pull the paper off, and sew them together using a 1/4 inch seam allowance.
Then sew number 1 to that piece.
Then sew 4 and 5 together.
Finish it off by sewing the two bigger pieces together.
Step Four: Trim the square
Use the 8.5-inch ruler and trim the square.
Step Five: Sew the pouch together
Using your favorite pouch pattern, sew the pouch using the patchwork panel and the back panel.
Now it’s your turn!