Here are my new Pockets with Love (pattern here).
I love this fun technique – FOLD-PRESS-SEW – origami adapted for working with fabric! It uses two layers of fabric and this time, instead of bulky seam allowances, I chose to work with layers of fabric kept together by fusible web. This is, actually, my favorite way of sewing these little gift bags.
I should have used a pinking blade to cut the fabric pieces (like I did for these pockets), but I did not want to damage the edge of my ruler even more! That’s what I do when I use this blade – I think I need more care and practice!
Then because I still have some Fossil Fern charm squares, I made these cute little pieces (instructions included in the pattern).
Actually, I wanted to sew enough for an Advent calendar for my nephew, but other projects were on top of the to-do list, so I will keep this in mind for the next year.
It takes only a few minutes to make one, and sewing the button is the only thing that requires a little time and a needle and thread. Fold, press, and sew a button!
I can’t say sewing buttons is my favorite thing, but these pretty mini bags are so worth the effort!
And you can make them in any size, just use square pieces of fabric.
Pockets with Love Pattern here, if you want to make your own pockets.