This is a petit-size pouch perfect for girls who are starting to get interested in carrying purses. A striped border fabric, Candy Creek, features a warm story of candy selling kitties, the tabby and the bicolor. Taking an idea from the artwork on the fabric, this pouch will be great as a candy case. The project is developed by an idea-filled fabric handcraft artist, Mioko Sugino.
Fabric shown for this sample:candy creek P38700-700 (D)
□ Fabric (Opening fabric (polka dot print)): 20cm×10cm
(Bottom, Handle (solid)): 30cm×20cm
(Lining fabric (stripe)): 20cm×40cm
□ Metal spring-loaded clasp: 12cm(l) x 1
We interviewed Mioko about her creation:
Kokka Fabric (KF): What did you think of the fabric you used for this project?
The colorful and cute motifs of candy and kitties are perfect for items for small children. The border design in a loop makes it look like a scene from a picture book. The fabric was cut in such a way that different scenes will appear on the front and back of the pouch.
KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
An easy to carry handle will also become a determining element when coordinating the colors.
In order to show a pretty design, a different fabric is used for the top where the fabric is gathered.
KF: What are some tips for making this pouch?
You may find it slightly difficult to press down and sew the seam of the opening for the clasp as it is narrow. Try to sew it little by little.
KF: How should we use this pouch in everyday situations?
I find many small children favoring to carry purses when going out.
Carrying a bag filled with a favorite mascot and sweets will make your walk so much fun.
It will be stylish for moms to carry a matching pouch made in different fabrics.
KF: Thank you very much, Mioko! Here are sewing instructions along with step by step photos from her. Enjoy crafting!