Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Halloween Origami Pouches...

With less weeds to be pulled I am finding more time to be in my sewing room where I love to sew. There is something quite calming and relaxing about sewing...provided I am not attempting a new pattern or technique unfamiliar to me.
So here are a couple of Origami Pouches in Halloween fabrics.

This is very vintage fabric that I have owned forever. I added a cute charm to each side flap. The lining is the same bright yellow as the cording. These are so simple to make that I actually made two at the same time.


This is some new fabric I bought this year and I adore it. This photo does not do justice to the fabric but that is for another day...photography and I do not see eye to eye. It has such a graphic flair to the standard spider web look. "Hallowgraphix" by Jason Yenter for "In the Beginning" fabrics. I only wish I had bought more than one yard. Each little pouch takes an 18.5" square of fabric and lining.


On this one I sewed buttons to the flaps and like the look.

I am already planning a few more of these little fun pieces for gifts this year. With fabric choices and flap embellishments the options are endless.

Do you sew? Do you prefer fabric or paper or ???

Happy mid week to all...








21 comments:

  1. Your bags are adorable! I especially like the orange one. It reminds me of candy corn!

    I do love to sew, and I'm really enjoying spending time in my sewing room again!

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  2. Oh your bags are really wonderful! I love the fabrics and your charms and button additions. You are all set for Halloween now. I know what you mean about once you know a pattern, it can go really quick. Not so when it is a new pattern!
    Hugs,
    Terri

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  3. Definitely fabric but I'm learning to luv paper. Are you up for tutorials??? ;^)

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  4. Oh what adorable pouches!! You are so talented!!!

    XO

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  5. What wonderful things you are thinking and doing with these fun bags! Great idea here!
    Deb

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  6. These are adorable but I don't like thinking about Halloween already!!

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  7. I love sewing! What a cute project this is. Thanks for sharing!

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  8. Awesome bags!! Getting me thinking about Halloween!! Of course my passion is sewing!!
    Angela

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  9. Oh my gosh, Sherry,
    Your beautiful gift just arrived!!! Thank you SO much!!!
    I will take pics and post it next week to share it with everyone!!

    XO

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  10. Thank you for your well wishes!

    Your pouches are so cute! I love the halloween fabric. I wish I had sewing talent. Maybe someday!

    Lindsey

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  11. Cute little pouches..I hate to sound dumb, but what are they for. They are just too cute for trick or treating...
    Do you put candy in them and give them as gifts at parties..what?
    I love the charm idea! A lot!

    I used to sew, constantly and you are right. It's relaxing and just so much fun. I keep thinking I will get back to it but somehow I never do. Too busy with the roses :)

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  12. Your pouches look fantastic Sherry - and they definitely don't look simple to make, so all credit to you! I do love to sew, although find myself doing paper crafts more often.

    Have a great week x

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  13. How cute are these little bags?? Love them and the Halloween fabric is so sweet!

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  14. These bags are charming and wonderful! WOW! Love the Halloween theme for them! You're so creative! I wish I could sew! I mean, I can, but it's the machine. When something goes wrong with it or the bobbin slips, or things jam - unfortunately,I just don't seem to have the tolerance for it. I so admire people, like yourself, that can do magical things with fabric. And; I love fabric and include it in my mixed media work once in awhile. But; it's not sewn.

    Hope your day is good, to you, as well as your upcoming weekend. We are experiencing glorious weather, here, at the moment and I'm heading up to the lake for the day, with a friend, to do some sketching. xxoo

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  15. Wonderful bags! Love the material. I like to sew a little, and this looks like a fun project.

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  16. Oh they are fabulous, they look a little difficult to sew, looks like you have it down to a fine art! I see you used "The good stuff" the vintage fabric LOl

    Carol

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  17. OMG, I love these ouches. Super duper cute.

    I have a sewing machine and have always wanted to learn to sew. I have looked into classes but can't find anyone offering them during the day, only nights at our local community college.
    Maybe I will just have to take it especially after seeing such cute projects.
    thanks for sharing.

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  18. Hey Sweets,
    Oh your bags are so awesome. What a talent. AND, guess what, you won my giveaway. I just posted you as the winner and if you will email to my contact me button your full name and address, I will be shipping your new treasures off right away.

    Congrats and thank you so much for playing along. You and all the entries made it so much fun.

    Love your bags!!
    Hugs, Celestina Marie

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  19. What great bags. Love the little pink and black spider webs and the buttons to match. Very fun!!! Just a very clever way to do something fun for Halloween!
    Hugs,
    Suz

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  20. Wonderful spooky goodness, glad to hear your catching up on that yard work
    hugs Lynn

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  21. These are SOOOO cute!!!! I so wish Halloween were here now. :)

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