This week, I had a very special little girl on my mind. No, not my two. I made a little surprise for my friend MP’s little princess. A pretty pink zippered pouch! Princess En, was hospitalized last week. It was such a chock for everyone but thankfully she is home healthy & happy now! I wanted to make something special for her to celebrate her resilience. A pretty pink pouch! I picked this playful hot pink fabric because it reminded me of her sunny spirit & endless energy. I hope she’ll like it. I can imagine her putting all her little treasures in it and dragging it around the house by the tassel!
Here is how I made this pretty little thing: (detailed instructions coming soon!)
I cut one rectangle (9″ x 13 “) from my outer fabric (woodland mushrooms) & one from my lining fabric (polka dots). I also cut out a rectangle in the same size of batting which I ironed onto the left side of the outer fabric. This makes the pouch really nice and padded & sturdy! In addition, I added 3 special details to my pouch although it really looks cute plain, too. But I wanted Princess En to be able to get a good grip on the zipper. A tassel is perfect for that!
I learned to make a tassel in one of my online creativebug classes. So easy and fun! (I’ll prepare a tutorial for that as well – soon!) I sewed on a red ribbon onto front side of the outer fabric & added a tiny piece of ribbon with a crown and a heart on it onto the side. That makes it look so official! 🙂 (Can you spy the tiny little crown on the right side?)
Oh, and I used a 9″ standard zipper – in hot pink, of course!
Here are some of the pictures I stopped to take in between sewing & ironing:
And here are the pictures I took once I was done! It took me about 30 – 45 minutes to cut & sew everything. The hardest part was to write up the step-by-step instructions. It’ll take me another day or two but I promise I’ll post soon.
Hope you enjoy!