flowers on the outside


The cosmetic bag I used to carry around in my purse is starting to fall apart, so a few days ago I decided to replace it. As I was travelling a lot this summer, I came to the conclusion that the new pouch needed to be capable of holding my toothbrush. The old one didn’t and that turned out to be very annoying.

Also, I wanted it to open completely (without everything falling out), as it is kind of lame to dig around forever just to find a hairpin or a button.


I measured my toothbrush and, based on that, drew a quick one-piece pattern. The pouch was stitched up in an hour or two, but it turned out to be perfectly suited to my needs.

This fabric was used as lining/facing fabric in almost every pair of pants I’ve been sewing this year and for this project it’s time for it to be on the outside for once.




Something I’m very pleased with: It turns out that I have purple fusible interfacing and matching bias tape in my stash! I even found a zipper that was the right length and colour to go with both fabrics!

Those of you that sew (and have huge stashes of random stuff) probably understand my excitement.