Thursday, September 12, 2013

Drawstring Pouch Swap

Natalie of the NOVA MQG had the fantastic idea to organize a swap between five guilds in the DC, Baltimore, Virginia region. We used Jeni Baker's free drawstring pouch tutorial and filled it with $10ish of goodies to send to our secret partner based on a flickr mosaic they created. I picked up a collection of new items, plus a few from my stash to give to my partner.

To the above, I also added some magnetic snaps, a fat quarter, and some crushed walnut shells for stuffing pincushions. My drawstring pouch almost didn't close...

Based on my partner's mosaic, I picked pinks, oranges, and browns from my stash for the pouch. I would have liked to use some nautical print (she had a lot of mermaids), but I don't have anything like that in my stash, so no go. Sorry, partner.

In exchange, I received this awesome pouch from Kristin. As an added bonus, my birthday was earlier this week, so the timing was perfect.

My mosaic was pretty unfocused, so Kristin did a great job filtering and making something that's totally me.

And she filled it with some great goodies.

That Robert Kaufman fabric on top is my favorite. I remember oogling at it when it came out. I've been dying to make a frame purse, so that's perfect. And I need a pincushion but have been too lazy to make one, so this one is great. Plus she included a few of those long, skinny pins I've been wanting to try!  I'm really impressed with how well Kristin nailed it. Thank you!


  1. Wow, you were really generous to your partner! I love both the bag you made and the bag you received.

  2. cute pouches! I should probably try making one someday....