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birthday pouches

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. 

Noodlehead   birthday pouches sewing

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.

Noodlehead   birthday pouches sewing

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. 

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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.

Noodlehead   birthday pouches sewing

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33 Responses to birthday pouches

  1. kirsty 08.27.2010 at 6:16 am #

    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.


  2. veena krishnakumar 08.27.2010 at 6:30 am #

    so pretty

  3. Vicky 08.27.2010 at 7:14 am #

    Love the fabric and lemonade lip balm. x.

  4. **Ida** 08.27.2010 at 7:20 am #

    These are super cute! The fabric is lovely!

  5. Rhonda 08.27.2010 at 7:46 am #

    That fabric is so cute – I think I’ll have to add some of that to my stash!

  6. Colleen 08.27.2010 at 8:12 am #

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

  7. Nancy-Jane 08.27.2010 at 8:39 am #

    What a fun post.

  8. Gwen @ Gwenny Penny 08.27.2010 at 8:41 am #

    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.

  9. Becki and Jeff 08.27.2010 at 8:53 am #

    Such fun! I love quick little gifts like this!

  10. trish 08.27.2010 at 9:00 am #

    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

  11. ColorSlut 08.27.2010 at 9:15 am #

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

  12. Jenny 08.27.2010 at 9:29 am #

    Very cute, Anna. And the girls are adorable!

  13. Cole's Corner 08.27.2010 at 9:45 am #

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

  14. Suzanne 08.27.2010 at 10:33 am #

    Love the black and white with all that color inside! So cute — the girls and the pouches!

  15. Lynette @ My Craft Discovery 08.27.2010 at 10:53 am #

    love the fabric! I still doodle…in college! :)

  16. Vanessa 08.27.2010 at 10:58 am #

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

  17. dana 08.27.2010 at 11:00 am #

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

  18. Mary 08.27.2010 at 11:17 am #

    Very cute! I love that doodle fabric!

  19. Tiffany 08.27.2010 at 11:36 am #

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

  20. Lana 08.27.2010 at 12:16 pm #

    I love your website! Very inspiring.

  21. Olive 08.27.2010 at 1:03 pm #

    Wonderful gifts…. and I love the website

  22. Jess 08.27.2010 at 4:25 pm #

    adorable! love the lining and ribbon pulls :D

  23. Larissa 08.27.2010 at 10:15 pm #

    that fabric…PERFECT.

  24. Tami 08.27.2010 at 10:21 pm #

    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.

  25. Maxabella 08.28.2010 at 5:34 am #

    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

  26. henny 08.28.2010 at 1:52 pm #

    Lovely gift!!
    I also have a gift for you, check out my blog, :)

  27. Mary on Lake Pulaski 08.28.2010 at 8:31 pm #

    Cute little gifts – that doodle fabric is perfect!

  28. Delia 08.31.2010 at 1:09 am #

    I adore that fabric. Very pretty!

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

  29. luvinthemommyhood 08.31.2010 at 1:16 pm #

    Love that fabric!

  30. feito à mão 08.31.2010 at 6:23 pm #

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

  31. Manu Medeiros 05.15.2011 at 8:28 pm #

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

  32. Anonymous 06.03.2012 at 5:05 pm #

    oooh, cute! tute plz?

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