Sunday, March 22, 2015

The Box Pouch

I am often amazed at the beautiful creations that are made from the talented women who sew them.  I have a great admiration for their time, patience and analytical skills to cut, assemble and sew gorgeous items for family, home and art. 

When my sweet daughter asked me to sew a box/office supply pouch for her, my first reaction was ......yikes.....can I sew in a zipper?  After a few days of being intimidated by zipper nightmares, I finally looked up some YouTube videos on how to make a box pouch.  After viewing about ten of them, I came across one which led me to say......".my goodness...I can do that."  The bravery started settling in.  To even further encourage myself, I told myself that I can practice on "scrap" material and that if it didn't work out, it was no big deal.  I could take it apart and reuse the zipper for another project once I got over the now severe case of "zipper intimidation."   Or was it a very bad case of "messed up sewing fever".  Nonetheless, I didn't want to disappoint her.

After a few hours of cutting, pinning, sewing and watching the video at least 50 times, it was completed.  If I may say so, it turned out quite well.  (It is more than recognizable, but actually well-sewed and completely functional!)  So much so that I decided to sew more box pouches.  Now my confidence is up and I am fully recovered from zipper intimidation and assembling-a-pattern fever.  I feel so good that I may make a pouch for just about every person that I know!   (Seriously, I am so grateful for the video for the step-by-step instructions.  I now like zippers.)

Well, here it is.  What do you think?  What would you store in it?

Anyone who is interested in viewing this video, I have included the link below.  Melanie really does a wonderful job at clearly showing each step.