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birthday pouches

I had to quick whip up a couple of these the other night for a set of birthday girls.  My cousin’s daughters both have August birthdays, so we usually get to celebrate with them when they come to visit their Grandma. 

Gotta love a zippered pouch.  I had great visions of something patchwork, but when it came down to it, I was running late on time and just used this cute doodle fabric that I think is really perfect for girls who aren’t so little anymore (hey, they’re almost tweens!). 
I think it’ll be a nice pouch that should last them a while at least until they move on to their next favorite thing.  Perfect for a little stash of lip gloss or whatever they want to tote around.

The only difference between the two pouches is the zipper color, I didn’t want to make them so different that they’d fight over one or the other, but different enough so they could tell who’s whos. 

So lemonade lip gloss, a pouch, and a fun little banana leaf recycled notebook we picked up at Target = fun and functional birthday present in a hurry.

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33 Responses to birthday pouches

  1. kirsty 08.27.2010 at 6:16 am #

    the purses are really lovely, i bet the girls were pleased to receive them. i just made myself a gathered wristlet from your tutorial and i love it, thanks so much for sharing the pattern. have a wonderful weekend.


  2. veena krishnakumar 08.27.2010 at 6:30 am #

    so pretty

  3. Vicky 08.27.2010 at 7:14 am #

    Love the fabric and lemonade lip balm. x.

  4. **Ida** 08.27.2010 at 7:20 am #

    These are super cute! The fabric is lovely!

  5. Rhonda 08.27.2010 at 7:46 am #

    That fabric is so cute – I think I’ll have to add some of that to my stash!

  6. Colleen 08.27.2010 at 8:12 am #

    Way too cute! Great birthday gift! Which of your tutorials do we follow to make those pouches :) Thanks!

  7. Nancy-Jane 08.27.2010 at 8:39 am #

    What a fun post.

  8. Gwen @ Gwenny Penny 08.27.2010 at 8:41 am #

    These are really fun. I love the color difference between the interior and exterior fabrics. I always have a hard time with gift giving when it comes to older girls. This is a great idea.

  9. Becki and Jeff 08.27.2010 at 8:53 am #

    Such fun! I love quick little gifts like this!

  10. trish 08.27.2010 at 9:00 am #

    Oh how cute!! My daughter has that same fabric and has made a large box type bag with it. By the way, thank you for your tutorial on your little zippered pouches. :o) My daughter has mastered them and I believe all of her friends are getting them as little gifts. :o)
    I hope you have a wonderful weekend.
    Sincerely ~ Tricia

  11. ColorSlut 08.27.2010 at 9:15 am #

    So fun and what a great idea! They came out perfect. The ribbon was a nice touch.

  12. Jenny 08.27.2010 at 9:29 am #

    Very cute, Anna. And the girls are adorable!

  13. Cole's Corner 08.27.2010 at 9:45 am #

    Love that fabric!!! Soooo cute.
    That journal looks pretty adorable, too.

  14. Suzanne 08.27.2010 at 10:33 am #

    Love the black and white with all that color inside! So cute — the girls and the pouches!

  15. Lynette @ My Craft Discovery 08.27.2010 at 10:53 am #

    love the fabric! I still doodle…in college! :)

  16. Vanessa 08.27.2010 at 10:58 am #

    how DO you find these fabrics? that is so fun. bet they loved their pouches!

  17. dana 08.27.2010 at 11:00 am #

    very cool fabric and what a fun pop of color on the inside. I’d love to get that for my birthday!

  18. Mary 08.27.2010 at 11:17 am #

    Very cute! I love that doodle fabric!

  19. Tiffany 08.27.2010 at 11:36 am #

    That is some cute fabric, love it and the pouches. Sweet idea for a birthday gift!

  20. Lana 08.27.2010 at 12:16 pm #

    I love your website! Very inspiring.

  21. Olive 08.27.2010 at 1:03 pm #

    Wonderful gifts…. and I love the website

  22. Jess 08.27.2010 at 4:25 pm #

    adorable! love the lining and ribbon pulls 😀

  23. Larissa 08.27.2010 at 10:15 pm #

    that fabric…PERFECT.

  24. Tami 08.27.2010 at 10:21 pm #

    I made the gathered clutch as a gift to my sister-n-law the bride, for her wedding. It turned out great. Thank you so much for the tutorial. I posted photos on my blog.

  25. Maxabella 08.28.2010 at 5:34 am #

    It’s a great gift for a not-little-anymore-but-still-not-big (can’t bring myself to use that awful ‘tw’ word!!) I would like to receive this gift myself and I’m certainly not little any more and really, rather substantially big! x

  26. henny 08.28.2010 at 1:52 pm #

    Lovely gift!!
    I also have a gift for you, check out my blog, :)

  27. Mary on Lake Pulaski 08.28.2010 at 8:31 pm #

    Cute little gifts – that doodle fabric is perfect!

  28. Delia 08.31.2010 at 1:09 am #

    I adore that fabric. Very pretty!

    I love your library tote too. You are one of my sewing idols.

  29. luvinthemommyhood 08.31.2010 at 1:16 pm #

    Love that fabric!

  30. feito à mão 08.31.2010 at 6:23 pm #

    What Beautiful, can not provide me the tutorial or molds?

  31. Manu Medeiros 05.15.2011 at 8:28 pm #

    I wish we have so many cute fabrics here in Brazil! ou work are so cute! Congrats!

  32. Anonymous 06.03.2012 at 5:05 pm #

    oooh, cute! tute plz?

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