Boxy Pouch Giveaway

(Pssst…if you’re here for the giveaway and don’t want to read through all of this, just jump to the bottom of the page. I’m not going to be offended, I promise.)

As strange as it seems, sometimes my creativity is fueled by working on items completely different than what’s for sale in the shop.  I think this is because I’m allowing my brain to not think about “work” and just sew for fun; opening up the flood gates to new ideas, new fabric combinations.  The benefit too, is that if I don’t brainstorm anything new I still end up with a great project to add to my collection!

For the longest time I’ve been intimidated by zippers and I vowed in 2014 to overcome that nervousness.  I figured one of the best ways to get past that fear was to just sit down and work on a project that made me sew a zipper in. And then do it over and over and over again until I felt completely comfortable. Last week when I stumbled onto this free boxy pouch tutorial over at Pink Stitches, I knew it was the perfect place to start working with zippers AND do some fun sewing for myself, to help get the creative juices flowing!

To make it fun, I took a handful of scraps in grey and yellow from 2013 projects and pieced them into scrappy panels for the sides, then quilted them on the diagonal for some contrast.  A white zipper and a small handle pull it all together.

After a couple of hours of sewing (it took the most time to piece the side panels together and then quilt them), and only one question to the author, I had a beautiful new scrappy pouch sitting on my sewing table!  As I finished it up I had the great idea to pass it along to someone in a giveaway.  A giveaway just for fun, no strings attached!

Which is ultimately why you’re here, so here’s what you need to know!  The mandatory entry is just that, only an entry, no strings attached.  No need to “like” any pages, no need to comment or grant access to anything.  Just click on the first entry and cross your fingers your name gets drawn.  You can receive additional entries for liking the Stitch To Stitch Facebook page, leaving a blog comment or sharing the giveaway to your Facebook friends (the easiest way to do that is through the STS Facebook page) but they’re not required.

Good luck!

 

Stitch To Stitch Boxy Pouch Giveaway

a Rafflecopter giveaway

 

Entry open to US and Canadian residents and runs until midnight (MST) on Sunday, January 19th, 2014.  Pouch measures approximately 9x5x4″ and is fully lined.

30 thoughts on “Boxy Pouch Giveaway

  1. OH, and to answer the actual question–lol! I would use the pouch for holding and organizing all of my Silhouette tools that are quickly getting out of hand!

    • Great idea, Becky! I use a clear one I bought at Wal-Mart to stow my snap pliers and snaps. Maybe I should make one for myself. LOL!

  2. Dude, you kick so much butt and inspire me to be more creative every day. I can barely work up the creativity to draw a picture with my kids and you sew zippers just to perfect your craft. Keep on rocking momma!!

    • You’re a big part of my inspiration, friend! After you go to bed at night I need something to do (besides talk to you!) to keep me sane. <3

  3. I have nothing of importance to say…it looks cute! Makes me wish I knew how to sew. Lucky for me, I know someone who kicks ass at it. :)

  4. This is adorable! I envy your talent and ambition! I could use one of these pouches to store my nursing gear on the job (pen light, scissors,tape,etc.) It would definitely be the talk of the nurses’ station!

  5. So cute!!! Great Job! If I won I think I would use it for baby stuff…but could also use in our ‘therapy station’ for those little medical devices/meds to keep them out of baby’s reach. Love all your stuff. :) thanks. Xoxox

  6. Love, Love, Love the colors and design of this pouch! How fun, you do such a fabulous job in all that you do. Best of luck to Stitch to Stitch in 2014!

  7. Dude – I’ve sewn in a zipper and I don’t even know what the heck I’m doing!!! If I could do it (nobody told me I shouldn’t want to!) you can fo sho! I love love love this bag and could totally see a small knitting project living in it :) Or my notions :) I NEED ONE NOW!!!

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