Friday, December 15, 2017

tea pouches

Welcome to finish it up Friday!

I have a small finish today, but it's a finish nonetheless! Considering this crazy time of year, I'll take it! :)
I made these handy fold-up pouches to give to a few of my friends that enjoy drinking tea. They were a fun little project and I can see several more in my sewing future. It's fun to mix and match different fabric combinations. Picking the fabric takes almost as long as sewing them up. I'm not complaining, though...I love playing with fabric!
The pattern is called Handy Fold-Up Pouch and it comes from the book Stitched Sewing Organizers by Aneela Hoey. It's a beautiful book filled with several practical projects that I would love to make someday.
Have you heard of the hot ruler? I used it when I was making this pouch and it's SO handy. My friend Tara gave me this gadget when I was expressing (complaining?) how hard it is to hem pants or dresses accurately. The ruler is heat resistant, so you measure, fold and press the fabric all in one step. It's SLICK! I've used it for hemming, but also for small projects like this.
This is in no way sponsored by Clover or anyone else, it's just a wonderful tool that might make a good gift for you or for a sewing friend. Or both! :)
Of course this pouch would make a super cute mini sewing kit, too! That's kind of what it was designed for. hahaha! I love that you can clip the wonder clips (another great tool!) on the band. I think I might try adding a snap on the flap and use that as an alternate closure. Wouldn't that be cute?

Alright! That's it for me today! I hope you have a finish that you can share. (I know that it's so hard this time of year, because there is a lot of secret sewing going on!) Please link up, and thanks, as always, for joining me for finish it up Friday! Have a great weekend!

16 comments:

Pieced Brain Quilt Designs said...

What a cool pouch! I must get that ruler, thanks for sharing it. Have a fantastic weekend!

Brooke Sellmann said...

you make the best projects!!

Merry Christmas!!

brooke@sillymamaquilts.com

em's scrapbag said...

Great idea! Perfect gift! So cute!

Merry Christmas!

Carla said...

That ruler is awesome!! Thanks for the suggestion.

Melissa Corry said...

Those little pouches are so cute!!!

Bernie Kringel said...

That hot ruler is much cooler than the strips of cereal box cardboard I use. I cut some in different widths, 1/2" and 1" and use those to press with. It works but is somewhat clumsy.

Merry Christmas Amanda!

Home Sewn By Us said...

Hi Amanda,
I have not seen that ruler, and how slick is that?!! Yes, who can easily press that hemline straight but with this nifty tool . . . it would at least be much easier. Still no promise of it being straight. The little tea pouches are a great idea and so darn cute. Any finish this time of year is a) a miracle, and b) fabulous. ~smile~ Roseanne

Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl said...

As an avid decaffeinated only tea drinker, I can attest for how nice having a travel pouch like this can be. What a lovely and thoughtful gift!

Live a Colorful Life said...

I have this book and there are several projects I would love to make. This is a great, practical and versatile project.

Tami Von Zalez said...

It is a busy time of year! I was hoping you were hosting a linkup this week. Thanks again!

Kay said...

A hot ruler!!! I need one of those, that you for sharing this wonderful tool. x

FlashinScissors said...

Love, love, love the pouch! So cute!
Great finish!
The ruler sounds like a good idea, and handy for more than hems I’m sure!
Barbara xx

Unknown said...

Great great great! I can't link, but I've finished a lot of reversible fleece neckwarmers this week https://sewing4free.com/make-fleece-neck-warmer/

FlourishingPalms said...

I have one of those hot press rulers. They're sure not cheap! But they're handy for pressing seams the correct width... if you can remember where you've stored it!

Teri said...

Yeah my library has it!

Mary at Fleur de Lis Quilts said...

That ruler sounds like something I'm going to say, "Now why didn't I think of that?" I certainly need one! It's going on my Christmas list. (The one I make for my husband so he doesn't buy some lame gift...like diamond earrings.)
Your little pouch is just fantastic for several things. Credit cards. Lipstick or lip balm. Game pieces or cards. Those tiny little toys that are left in the middle of the hall to warn us when there's an intruder. Humm, I should get off the computer and start making!
Merry Christmas to you and yours!