The fact that this reminds me of tea pot cozy makes me wonder how great of an idea this is. I am not a fan of tea cozies because they don’t make sense to me. Fabric Kleenex Boxes don’t make sense either. Kleenex already comes in a box (although, sometimes I really don’t like the design – but does that even matter in the grand scheme of things?) and it’s just kleenex. Alas, here’s a Fabric Kleenex Box.
It did start of as another project, I was trying to make a fabric basket, but it wasn’t strong enough without interfacing. Sometimes you end somewhere you don’t expect to end and that’s alright.
I like thinking about how I would package products, if I was selling products, and Draw String Bags are a great way to add value. I love that they can be used again. The idea came from a blanket gifted to our little girl and it came in a draw string bag. I now use it in my diaper bag and whenever I see it, I think of that blanket and the company that made it.
These three of these bags are hand stamped or painted. It’s so satisfying making useful things.
Oh, how I love pouches. Especially, pouches that hang. You can put things in them! This Hanging Pouch has just one big pouch and no little pockets, like this guy, but the ultimate Hanging Pouch would have buttons, front pockets AND an inside lining. That might bring this design to the next level.
Once again, I was able to use the fabric I painted back in September and I’m a little sad it’s almost gone.
Look where I ended up! With a few tweaks (longer straps and adding a button so you can hang this pouch anywhere) and straighter stitches, I think it’s a beautiful thing. There are three pockets in the front and a big pouch inside. I’m calling it the Hanging Pouch.
There’s a bit more of the painted fabric ready to go…what to do.
It’s been a couple months since I’ve turned the sewing machine on and yesterday I was just winging it. Does anyone else do this? I just cut and sew and see what happens. I’m using some familiar leftover fabric (from my diaper bag) and I think it might be a Hanging Pouch. We’ll see!