New Orleans House Project

Thursday, April 21, 2016

A Little More Selvege Play

Even though I've been collecting fabric selveges for a few years, I wasn't truly inspired to play with them until I participated in a blog hop for Diane Knott's book Scrap Quilt Secrets.  Prior to making a mini basket quilt for the blog hop, I practiced stitching selveges together to experiment with the process.  My practice yielded a few pieces of selvege fabric, but I had no plan in mind for them.

After the blog hop, I decided to use some of the practice fabric to make a zipper pouch.  I was inspired by Kelly's pouch made from a vintage Florida dish towel.  At Kelly's recommendation, I purchased and downloaded the Lola Pouch and assembled all the supplies.  I had everything I needed already stashed in my studio, so I was able to jump in and sew.

 This is the large size pouch, about 11" x 7" finished.  I used a heavier fusible batting than the pattern called for; it was what I happened to have on hand.  The pouch turned out fairly stiff due to the batting and selveges, but I'm happy with the results.  Next time I'll use the recommended fusible batting.  I'll definitely be making more of these, using both selveges and vintage dish towels!

9 comments:

  1. I've not worked with selvage before but your fabric pouch might change my mind. Super cute.

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  2. Cute bag. I have selvages, but, I've not used them. I keep giving them away.

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  3. I don't save selvages. Your bag is adorable. It looks like fun to make. I think strings would work instead of selvages.

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  4. What a super cute bag - love those selvages they are always a cute touch

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  5. Love your pouch! (You can never have too many, right?) I don't save selvages, but I think strips would look cute like that, too.

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  6. What a success ! Your pouch is super cute !!!

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  7. I absolutely love this! Glad to we have another convert to the 'selvage side' LOL

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