Hummingbird Remnants

I still had some remnants of the Duck Egg Blue background fabric after sewing the full length dressing gown mentioned in a previous post. Question: What to do with these scraps? Answer: Make a set of coordinating cosmetic and toiletry pouches.

I tried a variety of patterns – here are some of them.

Clockwise from top left they are 1) my own design cosmetics pouch

2) Clematis pouch by Blue Calla Designs

Clematis by Blue Calla

3) Very small clam shell pouch for use as a change purse 4) Snap closing purse for feminine supplies 5) Medium sized clam shell purse with waterproof (shower curtaining) lining.

Clematis Pouch

My favourite is the Clematis pattern. For my version I used a small amount of the Gold coloured snakeskin finish faux leather that I bought from Thimbles at the Festival of Quilts. I love this pattern which is quick, simple and takes only a small amount of fabric. For this particular version I left off the wristlet strap.

You will notice that three of the items have small pink ‘Handmade’ labels. These were bought from ‘The Range’ and are a charming addition, I have them in a variety of colours so will be appearing on several future projects.

I still have some remnants of the White background Hummingbird print and can see another selection of bags and pouches in the near future.