September 25, 2012
Weekender Jewelry Pouch
I'm super excited to announce I have a new pattern available in my shop!
I don't know if you guys remember me posting about this a few months ago, but I've really been trying to focus on getting my Etsy shop off the ground as part of my master plan to transition from corporate job to eventual stay-at-home mom.
Part of the reason I haven't been blogging as much of late is because I've been working on several different behind-the-scenes patterns & projects, and I haven't had as much time to work on outside things that I can share with you guys :(
I'm really jazzed about this pattern because not only does it require minimal materials (3/4 yd interfacing and a total of 3/4 yard of fabric), but it comes together in a snap. Including cutting, it usually takes me less than an hour from start to finish.
And since it doesn't require a lot of time or materials, I'm making these as my go-to gift for Christmas this year - my goal is to whip up about 20 or so to gift to friends, co-workers, and as stocking stuffers for my family :)
It's great for travel - especially weekend trips (hence the name) when you only need to stash a couple necklaces and a few pairs of earrings. Its size makes it perfect for storing in small carry-on bags (or in your purse if you're like my grandma and think everyone's out to steal your jewelry, lol!) [Completely random side story, but my grandma was occassionally known to hide valuables in her bra because she'd had a double mastectomy when she was in her 40's and there was nothing in her bra but padding anyway. One of my favorite memories about her is that she would always slip my sister and I a $20 when we were leaving her house, and many times those bills were discreetly pulled from her bra as we were getting in the car...LOL! Now you guys know where I get some of my delightful eccentricity from *wink*]
And I actually use mine on a daily basis to store my jewelry for work - since I exercise in the mornings and shower + dress at the gym, I coordinate my outfit and accessories the night before and tuck my pouch in my gym bag with my clothes.
Etsy, or if you'd prefer to download the pattern immediately after purchase, you can also get it from my Meylah shop.