Happy Birthday Kaitlin!

It’s my sister-in-law’s birthday today! Happy Birthday Kaitlin!

She recently moved to San Francisco and is working in design (way cool!). I am in love with little pouches and so I thought I’d try making her one with this cool fabric  found. It just says “Kaitlin” to me.

Last weekend I bought the fabric and supplies so I could make it during my sewing class on monday night. On Monday, over lunch, I was at home studying the directions (getting ready to be the star student in class) and I realized I had the wrong zipper (only had a 7 inch zipper instead of a 12 inch zipper) and had forgotten to buy the interfacing. There were only 5 items on the list and I’d managed to mess up 2 of them!

We only have one car now and Jake had it with him at work, so I was going to try and rent a Zipcar to go to the fabric store before class. But the fabric store closes at 5:30PM and I had a full afternoon of patients. Luckily for me, I called Laura (at Laura’s Sewing School) and she went to the fabric corner and bought what I needed. THANKS!

So last Monday night I was able to finish the box pouch. I love how it turned out!

It’s even lined on the inside! I found the box pouch tutorial on The Plaid Scottie.

Love you Kaitlin! Happy Birthday!

-erica

 

3 thoughts on “Happy Birthday Kaitlin!

  1. Wow!! You’re a sewing genius… how awesome 🙂 Something funny is I saw a pouch similar to yours in a little boutique here in Chicago today, and I thought about you. Nice work though! Are you working on anything else?

  2. I made this and at first I got sooooo confused and angry. I read through the directions again and figured out I was so confused because i skiped a line of directions…opps! So I just went back and fixed it…and it turned out fine. 🙂
    The bag was so much fun making and turnd out so cute that I made one for my sister.
    My mom saw the bags I made before and she asked me to make her one…..only biggger? Well that was new to me being that this was the first project I had EVER done and also the first sewing machine I had EVER touched…sad I know, right. I didn’t know what to do so I just thought of math basics. And I doubled the messurements of every thing….wel it turns out I’m not as good at mental math as I thought. So I screwed that up. And I could have sewed the corners in a little closer so it didnt look so flat. But other than all those mess-ups….I did pretty good 🙂

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