I finally got around to making a few things I wanted to make myself for my trip. They aren't anything super huge, but I think they came out really cute. And I used a ton of Pinterest tutorials, so I've more than met my quota for this month.
First was my "First Aid" pouch. I actually finished this a couple of weeks ago. I used some polka dot fabric and my basic zippered pouch pattern, but I altered the size. I left
this pouch without a gusset, but added the first aid cross and
embroidery to keep it cute. The "First Aid" was freehanded and then hand embroidered before I added the interfacing. Since I use iron on interfacing, it's extra insurance that the stitches won't get undone. This little pouch is just perfect to hold a few first aid supplies.
Next, I finally made myself a boxy pouch. I took cues from my fabric and quilted along the grey wavy lines. I think it came out pretty cute, though it was time consuming to quilt it. The corners were making me a little antsy while I was sewing them, but I
only had to redo them once or twice, so it wasnt' that bad for the
first time. This pouch is such a perfect size, it fits all of my
non-liquid toiletries perfectly.
Then I decided to make a makeup brush roll in the same fabrics (hey, if
I'm making them myself, they might as well match!). This is another one
that was easier than it looked. I always get intimidated when they tell
you to measure things yourself. But I laid out my brushes and marked the
pockets. I even made the first pocket extra big for my kabuki brush. I
sewed them all up, and miracle of miracles, they all fit.
I didn't quilt this one just to save on time. The quilting would have been cute, but I had so many things to make I just didn't have time for it. I think it looks great anyways.
After that, I made myself a luggage tag. I figured my
business card enveloped in plastic was a bit ghetto. I added a pretty D to the back of the tag. I'm kinda shocked
it came out so cute since I freehanded it.
I hope to be able to make myself a new makeup pouch tonight, cause now it has to match the rest of my travel accessories.