16 August 2010

Hexagon Tote~Along Pouch

On my usual blog hopping morning, I stumbled upon Tommy of  The Material Girl. She has what I was looking for! A pouch to tote~along my English paper piecing projects.
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Isn’t that a cutie?

Tommy has a tutorial to put it together. But here is how I made mine. 


DSCN2332  You will need 2 big circles and 2 small circles; one each main fabric and one each for the lining. (Ignore the two strips of fabric….didn’t use it after all) 
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{Forgot to snap a photo of this step, so a graphic it is :) }
Using the graphic above as a guide,stitch two 0.5” buttonholes 1.5” from the edge of the main fabric of the big circle.

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Sew the cicles around the circumference,right sides together, with a 1/4 inch seam. Trim the seams..I used my new pinking shears from Ikea :)


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Make a slit in the center of the lining to turn the right side out. ( You should make the slit before sewing to avoid accidental cut into the main fabric ) Press.


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On the smaller circle, fold into two and then into three. Press, You’ll get six segments.The folded lines# are the guide for stitching. These will be the pockets.

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On the big circle, stitch two lines. One on each side of the buttonhole all around the circumference . You’ve just made the casing.

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Place a circular piece of batting on the lining side of the big circle.The batting will be the base of the pouch. So cut the size you like.

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Place the small circle on top of the batting; making sure you have centered all the pieces. Stitch on the folded lines #. Using a hera marker, I marked the circumference of the batting and stitched on the marked line. I’ve just quilted the base !

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Thread a ribbon into the casing through the buttonhole and back out from the same buttonhole. Tie the ends and pull it into the casing to hide the knot. Repeat with another ribbon on the other buttonhole.
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Six pockets to hold the paper hexies, the basted hexies, a spool of thread, thread cutter and fabric for the hexies! All organised and ready to~go !
{You have to click on the pic to get a better look! }



Happy Stitching !


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I would love to see the ones you make. Please mail me your pixies so that I can share it here!



30 comments:

  1. Penny...that's cool...i want to try it...thank you for the idea.

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  2. Nice job there girl...love it..hugs Khris

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  3. awww so cute..and genius! i gotta try this!

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  4. My grandma's friend made a similar pouch for me years ago to hold my jewelry. How fun to see another version. It makes a great project holder, too!

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  5. I definitely need to make one of these, thanks for sharing!

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  6. Very cute! Thanks for linking @Creative Itch's "Sew Cute Tuesday"!

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  7. That's lovely - pretty and useful.... thanks for the tuturiol too... Hugz

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  8. Penny - That's adorable! Thanks for showing how you put it together, as I wondered how it was done. I think I need to make some of these to put in my GiftCloset for last-minute/unexpected gift giving. Stopping over from Sew&Tell. Thanks for sharing. Happy Sewing! :o)

    www.seamsinspired.com

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  9. Perfect for handwork--nice finish.

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  10. Cool,thanks for the show-how. I must try it out.Thanks for linking to lush friday.Andrea

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  11. Wow! I love that little bag! Sew cute! I am stopping by from Sew and Tell! Maybe if you have a chance you can take a peek at my blog!
    carla
    www.ohsewaddicted.com

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  12. Your hexagon tote pouch is gorgeous. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  13. Hey I finally put a link to this on the freebies blog..hugs Khris

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  14. That is so good, just what I've been looking for! Thanks Penny.

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  15. PERFECT! I can't wait to try it out! Thanks so much for taking the time to create such a great tutorial. ~karen

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  16. The pouch is beautful, great tutorial,thanks!

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  17. Oh my goodness this is darling! Thanks for the tutorial. Would you please come link this project (and any future projects you do ) to your tuesday fabric linky party? we are at quiltstory.blogspot.com hope to see you. So cute!

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  18. soon I am gonna make one
    I love it !

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  19. Hello, so creative and what a practical organizer for little objects.. its really fun to make and easy to menage your little items, I am gone make one soon..And one more thing, I want to link up your this post to my blog if you permit me, than how can I ?
    you can contact me there on
    http://craftaworld.blogspot.com/
    And pay a visit to my blog too ..Love

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  20. Loved your blog and your work.
    Congratulations

    Margaret

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  21. This is so cool! I want to make one :)

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  22. Muchas gracias por el tutorial, ya hice un costurerito para mis hexágonos y además tambien hice las fotos del paso a paso asi más amigas pueden hacerlo, si quieres puedes pasar por mi blog pasra ver cvomo quedó
    gracias again hasta pronto !!!!

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  23. Hi Penny
    How are you, I love your this project very much so I featured it at my blog at

    http://craftaworld.blogspot.com/p/inspiring-projects.html

    Hope you pay a visit there,and grab my featured button, thanks a lot and love to you

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  24. Can't wait to make one of these and eliminate my ziploc baggies!! ~karen

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  25. maravilloso tutorial

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  26. Hi Penny,

    Just stopped by to thank you for this and to let you know that I made one yesterday if you would like to see it. You can find it over at my blog :

    www.coffeebeansdailies.blogspot.com

    Thanks again! Alia

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  27. hi...this is a great tutorial and a very beautiful jewelery holder pouch and i made two of these but i changed the colors and i didnt use satin ribbon jus made a string with the main cloth...i will mail the pictures of mines

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