Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Zippered Pouch

 Now that AFL football season has started, I am finding the gentle hum / frenzied sewing of the machine in the evenings is too intrusive -(irritating!) for those in the household watching the football on T.V.
I needed to find a hand sewing project to do on those evenings- when all eyes and ears are glued to the footy.

I have seen some quirky completed sewing projects popping up on Instagram and on blogs, I soon realised that the patterns were from Anni Downs.

Anni has several books of patterns published - each with their own theme, Gardening, Christmas, Angels,  Stitching, Sewing.

Projects shown on the back cover.

 I found this little book, and decided to stitch the zippered pouch, it was quick to applique some scraps of fabric to the linen, and to stitch the design.

Those ladies  taking part in the annual Stitch-a-long have used Anni Downs' patterns in the past, and again this year, her book - Some Kind of Wonderful - is being used as part of the 2013 stitch-a-long.
I enjoy reading their progress reports throughout the year.
Applique pieces all ironed into place.

Zippered Pouch
After repeatedly needing to loan Mr 5BN's reading glasses to thread the needle, he persuaded me to wear them - whilst stitching. Less strain on the eyes; more even, smaller stitches, much faster! - the list goes on.
I then purchased a pair of mild magnifiers ( reading glasses of my own)  the next time I went to town, hoping this will make life easier - for when I am next stitching in the evenings.

Have some days home later in the week, I plan to find some small pieces of fabric to sew this little zippered pouch together and have a completed project.


  1. Looks fantastic, great little project.

  2. That looks great, lovely litte stitchery, and nice specs too

  3. thanks ladies, hope to finish it completely soon.