Thursday, February 2, 2012

"P" is for Punch

Terrycloth pouches with bright, tropical punch colored linings:

A custom order for a 75th birthday party.

Although apparently 75 is the new 50!!!
(Half had pink embroidery, the other half had green.)

A nice favor (it was filled goodies for the party) that's useful to the guests.

I did five with turquoise lining:

Five yellow:

Five fuchsia:

And five green:

But I think they look best all lined up together:

Here's how I made the pouches:

For a 12"w x 9"h x 1"gusset pouch:

 (1) terry cloth @ 13" x 20"
(2) lining @ 13" x 10"
(1) fusible interfacing @ 13" x 20"
(1) 12" white zipper
ribbon for zipper pull

1. Cut terry and fuse interfacing.  Send off to embroiderer.
Pick up completed pieces:

2. Cut lining pieces ready to go:

3. Begin by sewing in the zipper.
For a full how to pouch tutorial go to my post here.

4. Then side seams and miter corners, turn right side out:

5. Press seams open and stitch bottom lining closed.
Push lining down into pouch and press top edge smooth:

6. Add ribbon detail to zipper pull and ready for use.

Happy 75th Birthday!

I'm linking up to:

Whatcha Got Weekend @ Lolly Jane
SAS @ Funky Junk
Weekend Wrap Up @ Tatertots & Jello
Sundae Scoop @ I Heart Naptime
Sister Sunday @ Sisters of the Wild West
Sunday Showcase Party @ Under the Table & Dreaming
Just Something I Whipped Up @ The Girl Creative
DIY Fall Festival @ The DIY Showoff
Made by You Mondays @ Skip to My Lou
Making the World Cuter @ Making the World Cuter
Nifty Thrifty @ Coastal Charm
Tuesday Treasures @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Tutorials & Tips Tuesday @ Home Stories A to Z
Good Life @ A Beach Cottage
Delightfully Inspiring @ Delightful Order
Transformation Thursday @ The Shabby Creek Cottage
Strut Your Stuff @ Somewhat Simple
Share Awesomeness Thur @ The 36th Avenue
Flaunt it Friday @ Chic on a Shoestring
Tickled Pink @ 504 Main
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest
SAS @ Just a Girl
Feathered Nest @ French Country Cottage
Remodelaholics Anonymous @ Remodelaholic
inspiration board @ Carolyns Homework
Textiles @ Freckled Laundry


  1. I just spent 45 min reading your blog. You are totally amazing!!!!
    Your neighbor for the East end of LI,

  2. Super cute pouches! I'm pinning these!

  3. Those are really fun. I really like the bright fun linings.