A while ago I made two That's How I Roll tote bags using Anna Maria Horner Honor Roll fabrics. (It's a free pattern from Make it Coats, check it out!) One of them was for my mom. I have to tell you that my mom is also a quilter but our styles are very different, so I was surprised when she liked my tote and asked me to make her one in the same fabric. I was happy to make it for her and she takes it with her to guild meetings and to her weekly quilting class. She's been getting lots of compliments on the bag from her fellow quilters, which is really nice. The other day we were both at my aunt's house where my mom regularly hand binds quilts during tea time. She took everything out and realized she had no needle, which reminded me of a binding kit tutorial I had seen online. Well, you know how hard it is to find the perfect gift for your mom who sews? Not this year....
After I made this awesome Goody Goody binding kit from Lella Boutique, I couldn't stop. Enter the notebook cover....
....and the zip pouch.
If you're looking for some great tutorials on making your own zip pouch I recommend this tutorial from Julie Hirt at 627handworks. You can see my versions here. I also like this one from Sew Lux. You can find the binding kit tutorial here and the notebook cover tutorial here. If you are interested in ideas for other small projects check out my project Pinterest board.
How do you feel about small projects? Do you fit them in as quick finishes, or do you prefer sticking to quilts?
Linking up with Sew Fresh Quilts, My Quilt Infatuation, and Crazy Mom Quilts! Enjoy the week!
Happy Birthday Mom!