Thursday, October 8, 2015

No Guts Boxie Pouch

There has been so much craziness going on that I had to relax.  No massage or dinner out with the girls, but I turned on the sewing machine and decided to create a Boxie Pouch for Only to put her essential oils in when she travels.

Perusing Pinterest, I settled on the No Guts Boxie Pouch.  This wasn't my first pouch/sewing experience, so it should be easy, right?  After reading the reviews (who does that besides me?), I printed off the directions, which were a little fuzzy in parts, even for me, made some notes and since I have a hard time following directions in the first place, I was determined to do so this time...  I ended up googling for others who had made the pouch and posted more clear directions - here at Pink Stitches and Kelbysews

After a few text with Only, we settled on fabric and lining and then I decided I needed to monogram her initials on the pouch.  Easy Peasy with my wonderful Janome Embroidery machine!    I added plastic canvas between the lining and outer red chevron canvas for more stability, and love it more.  I think I will be making these for Christmas gifts this year.
In the end, I loved the pouch, but not all of the original directions.   Can hardly wait to give it to her on Friday!


Raine said...

Well that's pretty nifty and you are so talented. What does the label say?

Aspiring Mom2three said...

Thank you! It was so much fun to make and she LOVED it! The label is my own label for things I make. It says "Claire's Closet with my little "super mom" icon. Which is a farce because I'm far from super mom. I happen to think most all moms I know are super wonderful!