My first completed project for 2016 are two sweet Liberty Drawstring Pouches. They are constructed with a white linen outer, that has been embellished with a Grandmothers Flower garden block made from little Liberty hexies. The lining is also used for the drawstring channel.
The Pretty Liberty Drawstring Pouch is made using our Pretty Drawstring Pouch sewing tutorial. It is an easy, beginner friendly project. For this version, I made 7 small hexagons using assorted Liberty prints from Ava and Neve. Their Liberty Society is a great way to build your stash of sweet Liberty prints which are perfect for small projects like paper piecing.
The small scale Liberty prints work well in these hexagons which have been made from hexagon papers with 3/4 inch sides.
The hexagons are hand stitched together to form a flower. I always lightly press the hexagons from the back before removing the papers. I use fine 50 wt thread when stitching them together so that the stitching is almost invisible. I used Aurifil 50 wt for this project.
I made the pouch using our Pretty Drawstring Pouch tutorial. I have made loads of these pouches over the years.
I hand-stitched the hexagon unit to the lower right side after the pouch was constructed, being careful to stitch only to the top layer of fabric. It would be easier to stitch it on before the pouch construction.
Lastly I threaded the ribbon through the drawstring channel. The pouch measures 6 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches which is a good size for a small gift or to hold a few sewing/paper piecing supplies.
They look so pretty with my vintage threads.
You can find more of our Liberty inspired projects here.