Wednesday, 6 July 2016

FAL Finish: Pink And Orange Lola Pouch

Finish A Long 2016

One of the items on my Q2 FAL list was a Lola pouch to match the needle book I've made (previous post).  I was going to use the same fabric as the needle book, so this is how it looked at the start of the quarter:

Needle book and Lola pouch

In the end, though, the orange dot wasn't right, so I used the tone-on-tone print I used for the outside of the needle book and a big pink dot.

I also used some fabric glue to secure the zip tab before sewing the edges and I'm really pleased with how it turned out.  I shall use that trick again!

After tips from @quirkygranolagirl and @jeifner, I used fabric glue to fix the zip tab before stitching it and I'm really pleased with how well it's turned out.  Thanks for the tips!

I also used some Vilene foam interlining (Style-Vil) for the first time and I love the structure it adds to the pouch.  I added a bit of quilting to each side of the seams (using Aurifil 12wt 1154) and was thrilled to discover that one set met on the bottom - total fluke!
I didn't know these two lines would meet up on Lola's bottom, but I'm glad they did!

And here's the final pouch, with the needle book in front of it:
Needle book and Lola pouch
Probably should have gone for a pink or orange zip, but never mind!

I think they make a nice pair, don't you?


Until about a minute before this photo was taken, Archie was fast asleep, hence the slightly dopey look:
I was fast asleep but heard the post arrive, anything for me?
I heard the post arrive, was there anything for me? (There was!)

Thanks for popping in!

8 comments:

  1. Ah, that precious "just waking up" look. You just want to kiss those sleepy, beautiful eyes.

    Hugs

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  2. What a pretty color combo! Well done!

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  3. Awww sleepy Archie! I've wanted to make a Lola pouch for ages, must do

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  4. Awww sleepy Archie! I've wanted to make a Lola pouch for ages, must do

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  5. I like the look that foam interlining gives, really well defined stitching and a pleasingly 'chubby' effect :-)

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  6. Super cute! I do love a Lola pouch!

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  7. What a gorgeous pair! If they are a gift - the recipient is quite lucky!!! Congratulations on your finish! Thanks for participating in the 2016 FAL on behalf of the global hosts :)

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