birthday pouches

8.27.2010

I had to quick whip up a couple of these the other night for a set of birthday girls.  My cousin's daughters both have August birthdays, so we usually get to celebrate with them when they come to visit their Grandma. 


Gotta love a zippered pouch.  I had great visions of something patchwork, but when it came down to it, I was running late on time and just used this cute doodle fabric that I think is really perfect for girls who aren't so little anymore (hey, they're almost tweens!). 
I think it'll be a nice pouch that should last them a while at least until they move on to their next favorite thing.  Perfect for a little stash of lip gloss or whatever they want to tote around.


The only difference between the two pouches is the zipper color, I didn't want to make them so different that they'd fight over one or the other, but different enough so they could tell who's whos. 


So lemonade lip gloss, a pouch, and a fun little banana leaf recycled notebook we picked up at Target = fun and functional birthday present in a hurry.

33 comments :

  1. the purses are really lovely, i bet the girls were pleased to receive them. i just made myself a gathered wristlet from your tutorial and i love it, thanks so much for sharing the pattern. have a wonderful weekend.

    x

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  2. Love the fabric and lemonade lip balm. x.

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  3. These are super cute! The fabric is lovely!

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  4. That fabric is so cute - I think I'll have to add some of that to my stash!

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  5. Way too cute! Great birthday gift! Which of your tutorials do we follow to make those pouches :) Thanks!

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  6. These are really fun. I love the color difference between the interior and exterior fabrics. I always have a hard time with gift giving when it comes to older girls. This is a great idea.

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  7. Such fun! I love quick little gifts like this!

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  8. Oh how cute!! My daughter has that same fabric and has made a large box type bag with it. By the way, thank you for your tutorial on your little zippered pouches. :o) My daughter has mastered them and I believe all of her friends are getting them as little gifts. :o)
    I hope you have a wonderful weekend.
    Sincerely ~ Tricia

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  9. So fun and what a great idea! They came out perfect. The ribbon was a nice touch.

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  10. Very cute, Anna. And the girls are adorable!

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  11. Love that fabric!!! Soooo cute.
    That journal looks pretty adorable, too.

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  12. Love the black and white with all that color inside! So cute -- the girls and the pouches!

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  13. love the fabric! I still doodle...in college! :)

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  14. how DO you find these fabrics? that is so fun. bet they loved their pouches!

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  15. very cool fabric and what a fun pop of color on the inside. I'd love to get that for my birthday!

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  16. Very cute! I love that doodle fabric!

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  17. That is some cute fabric, love it and the pouches. Sweet idea for a birthday gift!

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  18. I love your website! Very inspiring.

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  19. Wonderful gifts.... and I love the website

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  20. adorable! love the lining and ribbon pulls :D

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  21. I made the gathered clutch as a gift to my sister-n-law the bride, for her wedding. It turned out great. Thank you so much for the tutorial. I posted photos on my blog.

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  22. It's a great gift for a not-little-anymore-but-still-not-big (can't bring myself to use that awful 'tw' word!!) I would like to receive this gift myself and I'm certainly not little any more and really, rather substantially big! x

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  23. Lovely gift!!
    I also have a gift for you, check out my blog, http://art-craft-henny.blogspot.com :)

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  24. Cute little gifts - that doodle fabric is perfect!

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  25. I adore that fabric. Very pretty!

    I love your library tote too. You are one of my sewing idols.

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  26. What Beautiful, can not provide me the tutorial or molds?

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  27. I wish we have so many cute fabrics here in Brazil! ou work are so cute! Congrats!

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  28. oooh, cute! tute plz?

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  29. anon, here's my tutorial: http://www.noodle-head.com/2010/10/scrappy-make-up-pouch-tutorial_20.html

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