Thursday, July 18, 2013

Matryoshka Zipper Pouch

Say hello to the Matroshka Zipper Pouch!  
Learn more about the matryoshkas here and the mega zipper pouch pattern here.
Here is the back which I couldn't help but do a bit of FMQ practice on!
You can see more shots of the FMQ on this post.
This was my first inner zip pouch!  I had to rip it out a few times and broke three needles...but it was worth the result.  Hopefully next time won't be so tough.
Here is a shot of the Matryoshka Pouch alongside my original Mega Zipper Pouch.  They are cousins!

I love this pattern because it is very roomy but also flexible enough to stuff into a larger suitcase for travel.  I use mine for sewing and it usual contains lots of little pouches for sewing notions, pincushion, and fabric for hand-sewing on the go.  I think my mom plans on using hers for make up and bathroom items when she travels.

You can find the pattern for the Matryoshka's here and the Free Zipper Pouch Pattern here.

Linking up!
AND -- This is my first finished project for FQ3!  Whew hew!
she can quilt
- rebecca lynne


Ann @Bright Side of Balance said...

Adorable!!! Reminds me of home! We all had matroshka dolls in our homes and sold them to the tourists! It took me awhile to realize we were Alaskans and Americans, not Russians. :)

Kelli said...

I love the matryoshkas!! So so so cute!

Vera said...

These are cute plus I love the quilting and the inner pocket! Nice.

Molli Sparkles said...

This is definitely a mega pouch, isn't it! You could fit babies in here (not recommended!) Haha ... good colour selection as well. Thanks for linking up!

Jeneta said...

They are lovely! I LOVE your new look blog!

Anonymous said...

What an adorable pouch! I love that the pocket inside sort of mimics the idea of nested dolls. A pocket inside a pouch.

Patti said...

Rebecca! I haven't "stalked" you for so long, but have been following your sewing adventures with your new machine! Great pouch and zippers will get easier! lol!

Archie the wonder dog said...

I love it!

Serena Edwards said...

The Matryoshka Dolls are gorgeous - hmm I can see them on some oven gloves for my mum - thanks for sharing :)

Stephanie said...

What an awesome pieced pattern - I'm going to have to check that one out. The level of details on this pouch is just beautiful. Lovely work :)

Esther F. said...

Very cute! Loving how the fabrics work together!
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Mareenchen said...

Love love love it. Put a big smile on my face because it reminds me of my childhood - my gran had a beautiful set she let us play with. Now I wonder whether she's still got it somewhere. :)

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Love it!! They are so pretty!!

Nat at Made in Home said...

Love theseLove yur wall colour as well! Amazing!

Erin @ Missy Mac Creations said...

Argh I LOVE it. Sweet design and look at you getting all fancy with the inner pocket. There is no stopping you and your new lover, is there?!?!

Anonymous said...

I love this! I feel like matryoshka dolls' shape lends itself well to quilting, but I think I've only ever seen them as a print. I'm a huge sucker for adorable things made out of simple shapes.

Do you know Kollabora, the online crafting community? A lot of us are into quilting these days, and it's always neat to see projects that use quilting to make things other than quilts. If you decide to join, I'd love to see this on your profile!