lotus pond open wide pouches + leather scraps
Remember I said I had a few Lotus Pond scraps leftover? Well, I couldn't help myself and had to sew these medium and large size Open Wide Pouches. I couldn't resist pairing them with the denim and pretty colored zippers.
Like I said before, a zippered pouch is one of my favorite things to sew, what else can I say?
I have gotten a few questions about the leather scraps I've been using. My cousin gave me a bag of leather scraps from after she visited a local moccasin making company (thanks Jennifer!). I wasn't sure what I'd be doing with them, the scraps were fairly small with a lot of irregularities. They were just that - scraps from shoe making! Well, I've cut them into thin strips to make into zipper pulls, I cut them thin and long enough to thread through the zipper pull. I love the way it looks and it's super functional! I also used the leather for Emily's coat that I made. I just winged it and tried to make it so the draw cord wouldn't slip back through the casing. Just used my sharp scissors and cut a few ovals that had 2 slots for the cord to slip through. If you're having a hard time locating leather (or even leather scraps) I'd suggest asking around. If you have a local shoe repair shop, maybe ask if they have scraps you can purchase. Or there's always the re-purposing method of buying a leather coat or pants from a thrift shop and cutting it up.
Well, I have a cluster of projects to share starting at the end of this week, too, just to warn you. I'm not quite sure how it all happened, but somehow I have four things to post on one day. Oops. I guess you can say I'm not the best at scheduling. But don't worry, I'll spare you from four posts and will spread it out over a few days. Exciting things though, I'm so excited to share them with you.
Thanks so much for hanging out here! I think I even have a giveaway planned!