Thursday, July 19, 2012

Handsewn Bunny Pouch

My new book shelf inspired me to clean out my sewing area. It was sort of a inventory check to see how much stuff I own. As I was reorganizing everything, I came across a pouch kit I  purchased last year from Taiwan. Taiwan is only a one-hour flight from Japan, that's how adorable Japanese quilting stuff find their way to Taiwan. I always search for Japanese quilting materials and books when I visit Taiwan because everything I do find is translated to Chinese, which I can read 100%. S-C-O-R-E! I get so much more out of these quilting books. Although pictures do help, nothing beats those "tips" and "notes" written in the margin or next to the photos by the author. I love reading everything the author has to say.

Introducing this cute bunny pouch... 

Front and back of the pouch: love the ears and the labels. Must find more of these labels. 

I sewed the zipper by hand and covered it pretty well with a Sunbonnet Sue lining fabric.

Given this pouch is quite small, I sewed most of it by hand. I really enjoy hand quilting for different reasons, but the way it feels is the biggest reason. 


I modified this pouch and turned it into a wristlet. I am sure there are many ways to do it, but I decided to use a "D" ring with a simple strap attached using leftover matching fabrics. It came out perfect!


This kit was purchased from: 
Taipei, Taiwan 
小熊媽媽
台北市延平北路一段51號
(02)2550-8899
http://www.bearmama.com.tw/

10 comments:

Kristen said...

So sweet! Japanese designs are always so cute.

Katie said...

Oh my goodness, that's cute! Something my daughter would love!!!

Anonymous said...

So that is the answer to the mystery! Looks great.

Sandra :) said...

I have the pattern for this but haven't sewn it yet - yours is adorable!

Sara said...

REALLY sweet bunny pouch!!

Christine said...

I would LOVE to have that pouch!!

Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!!

Kimberly said...

Oh my gosh! This is so adorable! And the fact you did it all by hand? AMAZING!

Sandra :) said...

Sue I'm sorry - you emailed me about but I can't email you back - the email is on my tablet and I can't figure out how to access it. You asked where I got the pattern --- I got it from an Etsy seller - etsy.com/shop/LYPatterns --- sorry I had to contact you this way!

Maryse said...

This little pouch is incredibly cute!!!

Jennifer said...

Love it!