Monday, September 29, 2014

Open Wide Pouch

I bought a little camera cleaning kit recently from Amazon. 

Here's what was in it.

I needed something to store it in, like a little pouch of some kind, but this piece is what presented the problem:

No flat pouch would do. It needed to be something kind of wide to hold that air blower tool (no, it's not a baby booger sucker!).

Recently I've read a couple of blog posts about a cute little pouch that sounded like it would work well. It's the Open Wide Pouch, from a free tutorial by Noodlehead.

I decided to use up some fabric from my stash, which for some reason contains mostly Jessica Jones fabrics. This is from one of her earliest lines, and it's called "Sunflowers" (and is now sold out).

The photos make the color look black for some reason, but it's actually a dark brown.

The lining and zipper tab are from a fabric Jess gave me, but she didn't design it. This next photo shows it slightly more brown instead of black.

Here's the wide open inside... it's getting browner (but the sunflowers are too pale)! I usually sew up a lining like that by hand, but this time I was lazy and sewed it by machine, as you can probably tell. Not a big deal, especially since it was just for me.

It was a perfect fit, as I'd hoped. Below is everything nestled into its new pouch.

The pouch is small, like only about 5½ inches across at the bottom. But there's a link in the tutorial for 2 larger sizes. It was quite simple and quick to make. I sewed it together (after having already cut it out) in an evening after supper. Just a note if you decide to make one of these, the tutorial calls for a 10" or longer zipper for the small pouch. A 9" one will work just fine. I was going to use a 9", but ended up using a 14" (and cut it off), just because the brown matched better.

Now just to use that cleaning kit to get rid of those little fibers that have been bugging me when I look through the viewfinder! At least they don't show up in my photos.


annie dee said...

Very nice. Love the fabric. And it's a perfect fit!

Anonymous said...

Ha!A baby booger sucker! That is exactly what I thought when I saw that air blower.


Grandma G said...

Thanks, Annie Dee!

Yeah, Gwen... I figured somebody would think that! Ha!

Heather Graves said...

What a fun pouch! Love the polka dot lining

Grandma G said...

Thanks, Heather! Glad you stopped by!