Saturday 12 November 2016

Patterns a la Carte Pouch

A while back I won a Pattern a la Carte from The Wooden Bear through the FMQ challenge run by Quiltshopgal in 2015.

I finally got around to making this pouch.

With this pouch there were several themes that you could choose from  the web site. I chose the following
 I printed them on Matilda's Own Printable Fabric Sheets (you need two sheets if you want to include the side label) and cut out the bits that I needed super carefully. The pouch pattern was fantastic...there were three different options to change the look of your pouch and the instructions were easy to follow. The only thing I changed was the batting...I used my trusted fusible fleece.

Here is the completed pouch
The only issue I had was that my printable fabric did not like the heat that much and got slightly singed in parts. Had this problem before when making labels and ironing them...something to watch out for next time. Apart from this, this is one of the best pouches...the zipper is inserted with a casing on either side which looks fabulous, the pouch itself is very quick to put together and best of all, the lining sits like a glove.
Definitely will be doing another one of those once I get some more of the printable fabric sheets...this time paying more attention to the heat or maybe I should hunt around for a different product (as this has happened before with one of my labels).

Linking up my little pouch to Bag It Link Up over at Elm Street Quilts. Elm Street Quilts is running this event right into December and you can link up any bag which gives you an entry in the event. I might even do another one out of the leftovers of my Shannon Brinkley fabrics!



  1. I too love how your bag turned out. Super cute. I wonder when you iron the printable fabric, if you used a silicon pressing sheet, or paper from iron on adhesive (e.g. steam-a-seam 2) if it would help to prevent scorching of your printed fabric? I'm a bit jealous as my current iron doesn't get that hot and I'm the type that prefer super hot irons, even if it means I have to work with pressing sheets/papers on certain projects.


  2. That is just a fabulous bag! So unique with the printed fabric! Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts Bag It!


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