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Clear-ly the Most Amazing Pouch! {pattern testing for Cynthia Frenette}

2013 November 8

When Warp & Weft introduced their Sewing Society I was excited to find three new Canadian bloggers that I hadn’t heard of yet! One of them was Cynthia Frenette, whom I’ve been following ever since. She writes cynthia f - a highly addictive blog – trust me I know! Aside from that she is a quilter, illustrator, designer and artist in general. If that is not enough, she keeps Made In Magazine going and has designed fabric for Robert Kaufman. And I’m sure there is more I don’t know!

As I was saying, her blog is addictive, and one day I stumbled on the post of her latest project – a pouch pattern – that asked for pattern testers. I’m super happy to have volunteered and gotten to make it! Aside from raving about how great this pouch is (truly!), I can honestly say it has great directions. I was excited to read through the well-thought out instructions and find they were very easy to follow.

The clear window gives this pouch the great feature of having two “fronts”! You can choose an amazing fabric for the back quilted panel and the lining – because it shows through the window. Score! I was excited to use my Fabric Spot Tsuru bundle for both pouches. Which is a good thing, because I only had one snap hook to use for the handle, and now I can swap it based on whichever I’m using at the time!

I love the size, it is even large enough to fit a regular sheet of paper – so you are able to carry printed pattern sheets and your sewing supplies at the same time!  I really would like to make a few more of these to fill with “kid stuff”. It would help keep them occupied when we visit my family via plane in December. And it is easy for them to see what is inside – key to not digging through your bag too much in an enclosed space!

The pattern is almost available and I will most definitely tell you when it is so you can make 17 of these for yourself (or as a great Christmas gift!). Hope you have a happy Friday and a great weekend. See you on Monday!

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  1. November 8, 2013

    Gorgeous as always!! I love these pouches as well. Now to whip up two for my daughters! So easy cause the pattern is just fabulous!! :)
    Carla recently posted… My *MEGA ORDER* in all it’s glory…My Profile

    • November 10, 2013

      Thanks Carla! These things are super-useful eh?! I have so many ideas… good thing I’ve got a large supply of zippers too :)

  2. November 8, 2013

    The fabrics you chose are very playful and fun. This looks like a great pattern. My mom used to get us pencil cases similar to this at the start of every school year, and I can definitely see myself using this pattern someday to make them personalized for my children.
    Stacia recently posted… Herbed Zucchini Dill Rolls by Till Then Smile OftenMy Profile

    • November 10, 2013

      Hi Stacia! Thank you! I’m glad you like the fabrics. What a great idea for pencil cases – it would be really easy to alter the pattern to whatever size you’d like too!

  3. November 9, 2013

    I need a million of these to hold puzzle pieces and other toys–my daughter can’t do up a ziploc bag that requires pinching the seal closed, but she certainly can manager a regular zipper!
    Lisa in Port Hope recently posted… A Fresh sewing day for November and…My Profile

    • November 10, 2013

      Great idea Lisa! I totally need these for puzzles and I didn’t think of that yet! Nice! Sherri

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    November 11, 2013

    Thank you sooooo much Sherri!! You rocked it! Thanks again for testing it for me and watch your mailbox asap! :D

    • November 11, 2013

      Thanks so much for letting me! LOVE it! :) I’m excited for the mailbox also!

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