I was really pleased to join the Liberty of London Swap that my friend Melissa started on Instagram last month. Who doesn't love Liberty? My goal was to make some high quality swap items without breaking the bank so everything you see was made from ONE Liberty scrap pack from Westwood Acres (which are a crazy good value when they pop up in stock) and a half yard of yarn dyed Essex Linen from Cuts of Cotton. I did have a piece of Liberty to use to line the pouch but I could have used Kona or some other solid and it would have looked just as nice. Lucky for me my partner wanted things to organize her sewing notions which is right up my alley. I was thrilled with how everything turned out and I wanted to share the details.
I saw a tutorial for these fabric bowls over on Ellison Lane many moons ago and just fell in love with them You can see Jennifer's original post here. I just changed to sizes to make a 6", 9' and 12" bowl set. I created a patchwork piece for each bowl interior using 3.5" - 5" - 6.5" squares of Liberty joined to make a large square. I used the Essex linen with decor bond interfacing for the exterior.
This is the open wide zipper pouch from Anna at Noodlehead in the medium size. Again I used a patchwork panel for the front top piece and used fusible fleece for the interfacing. I added a little quilting for detail.
Finally the back with a teeny tiny strip of Liberty - I super love how easy these pouches are and this one was no different, I think the Liberty really makes it something special (Christmas gifts anyone?).
If you're on IG you can look for round two of the Liberty of London swap to start up again in January. Melissa is ohhowsweetco on IG if you'd like to follow her for the details :-)