Pouch Workshop with Carolyn Forster (November 22nd)
A selection of fabric ‘scraps’ will be available to the class if you would like to use them, or you are very welcome to bring your own favourite fabrics or purchase specific prints from the shop.
Students are entitled to a 10% discount off fabric on the day of your workshop. Tea, coffee and refreshments will be provided, but please bring with you a packed lunch.
Carolyn is a very busy lady and you can have a look at her recent creations on instagram @quiltingonthego
Finished size: 10 1/2in x 10 1/2in
This little pouch has its roots in the nostalgia of years gone by. It was inspired by the handkerchief and lingerie pockets you used to get that were often embroidered by hand after buying the printed fabric panel. This genteel practice seems very quaint now but can be brought up to date with fun patchwork techniques and bold stitches.
I’ve used it as a fabric scrap buster with hand stitching still to the fore of the aesthetic. Methodist Knot stitches hold the layers together or choose from other utility quilting stitches, and a simplified cross stitch hold the pouch in shape.
I love using this to keep precious pieces of special fabrics and trims, embroidery threads and sewing equipment.
Scrap fabric: Strips, strings and any off cuts. Or use a favourite Jelly Roll, for bigger bolder
Lining: 16in x 16in Batting: 16in x 16in
Ribbon: 11in x 3 /16th in
Buttons: 2x 5/8th in
Tab: fabric scrap 1 1/2in x 2 1/2in
12wt Aurifil or cotton Perle thread for the stitching, to tone or contrast Sewing machine thread to blend
Basic sewing kit, including thimbles if you use them Wonder Clips are useful but optional
Sewing machine, 1/4in piecing foot