Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Happy Little Pouch Hop {Challenge} - Day 1 Open Wide Pouch

A couple months ago when Elaine and I had just started planning the Happy Little Pouch Hop we were feeling pretty confident and decided to challenge each other... We challenged each other to make one pouch for each weekday of the pouch hop!

So, provided that we manage to actually make a pouch a day - you may be seeing these "Challenge" posts scattered throughout the next two weeks. 

On day one (yesterday) I worked on a "Noodlehead: Open Wide Zippered Pouch." This is the first time I've used the Open Wide tutorial and it was pretty great. I'm thankful for the cutting directions for several sizes (mine is medium sized), as well as the optional cutting directions for the color blocked look. It took the guesswork out of it!

The pouch took me about an hour to make which isn't too bad. I managed to sneak it in while my dear husband took the kid with him to the grocery store! :) 

I definitely see more of these in my future! Also, there's pouch fever going on here - as Elaine and I were talking about these Open Wide pouches on Facebook, my CMQG president Donna dropped everything to make one too! I hope these posts make you feel that way too! (I'll share the link to Donna's as soon as she blogs it!)

I also started working on my Tuesday Challenge yesterday. I knew I'd be pretty busy considering how challenging the frame pouch is. You'll have to stick around to see if I get it finished by the end of the night! 

I hope you're all enjoying the blog hop - don't forget to post your finished pouches to this week's flickr group discussion for a chance to win our weekly prizes! 


  1. I've been meaning to try this pattern - it looks great!

  2. Love the fabric choices and the color blocking!

  3. This little pouch really is a gem. I made the medium-sized one (fab link to the size chart) and it was perfect. My next pouches (notice the plural) I will use Soft and Stable as my batting/lining just to give these little bags more dimension and form. For those with zipper fear, Noodlehead's tutorial could not be clearer or easier. The advantage of this bag over a boxed ditty bad is the wide mouth. Thanks, Emily!

  4. Thanks so much for the great gift idea. Off to try an adaptation now.

  5. Cute bag - who would have thought that changing a zipper installation by just a smidge, would result in such a cool (and useful) design!

  6. I love this pattern! I hope I'll finish some soon to join in the fun.