From the Archives: Need an Idea For a Project? - Published May 16, 2015

Hello! We hope you're enjoying your spring! If you're looking for an idea for a fun and quick sewing project, look no further than these Idea Pouches from Michelle Patterns! These cute pouches can hold an iPad, notebook or any other rectangular item. Our friend Jenelle of Echinops and Aster made a couple out of some of our favorite fabrics, and we love them! Let's take a closer look. 


On the left is a funky pouch made from Elizabeth by Tula Pink. We love how Jenelle fussy-cut 16th Century Selfie to showcase the queen surrounded by beautiful blue roses. And we can never say no to a good stripe, so we love the coordinating Tent Stripe in groovy plum! On the right, Jenelle used the lovely Rose Bouquet from Joel Dewberry's Flora collection, and paired it with this gorgeous Shot Cotton in Apricot by Kaffe Fassett. We really love how that shot cotton picks up the coral accents in the floral print. 

The Idea Pouches have a pocket on the inside for stashing your tablet or old-fashioned notebook. The Elizabeth Idea Pouch has yet another awesome Tula Pink print inside- Bats in the Belfry, a pretty floral that has bats hidden in it! 


The inside of the Flora Idea Pouch has one of our favorites from the collection - this groovy Tulip print!


Here's a close-up of a detail on the Elizabeth Pouch that Jenelle added - the little pull tab closure. Jenelle used a tutorial from Michelle Patterns on how to make this change. 


Well, there you have it! A fun, fast and easy project you can whip up with just a bit of fabric - they'd make great gifts for just about anyone, and you can really change the look with your fabric choices. Thanks again to Jenelle of Echinops and Aster for making these cute pouches! Happy sewing! 

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