Mother’s Day is coming and I finally made something ahead of time! Those of you who follow me on Facebook may have seen some pictures of this pouch already, but here are just a few more pics for the benefit of those who are not on Facebook.
My mum will be going on a trip later in May and I wanted to make her a small pouch to hold her skincare/toiletries etc. I did consider making clothes, but making clothes as a gift will not be easy because there is the question of size (and taste in fabrics ;P), so I settled on something small, pretty and hopefully useful!
I chose this frame pouch because I love how it stands up on it’s own, thanks to the frames. I did not have to use super heavy interfacing to make it stiff. I used the usual medium weight interfacing that I line my bags with. Some of you asked me on Facebook, what type of frames I used too. I followed the example in the pattern and used some wire clothes hangers. I wished there were standard frames available though, as the ones I used were not very easy to bend to shape. However, it does allow for more flexibility in sizing since I can make the pouches in any size I want.
A quick Instagram video on how the frame pouch opens and and stays open. No more digging around as you can see everything at a glance. Follow me on Instagram if you have an account!
The fabric I used was a free sample by Cotton Kobayashi from the January 2016 issue of Cotton Time magazine, and the pattern for the framed pouch is in there too (see the tiny row of pouches above the words in red (at the bottom right corner of the cover). The pouches come in many sizes and shapes, and you can make a hidden frame handbag as well. I am so in love with this one that I think I will just have to make one for myself too!