Pretty Liberty Drawstring Pouch

Pretty Liberty Drawstring Pouch by A Spoonful of Sugar

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.

Pretty Liberty Drawstring Pouch by A Spoonful of SugarThe 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.

Pretty Liberty Drawstring Pouch by A Spoonful of Sugar

The small scale Liberty prints work well in these hexagons which have been made from hexagon papers with 3/4 inch sides.

Pretty Liberty Drawstring Pouch by A Spoonful of Sugar

Pretty Liberty Drawstring Pouch by A Spoonful of Sugar

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.

Pretty Liberty Drawstring Pouch by A Spoonful of Sugar

I made the pouch using our Pretty Drawstring Pouch tutorial.   I have made loads of these pouches over the years.

Pretty Liberty Drawstring Pouch by A Spoonful of Sugar

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.

Pretty Liberty Drawstring Pouch by A Spoonful of Sugar

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.

Pretty Liberty Drawstring Pouch by A Spoonful of Sugar

They look so pretty with my vintage threads.

Pretty Liberty Drawstring Pouch by A Spoonful of SugarYou can find more of our Liberty inspired projects here.

 

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Comments

  1. Kim Rice says

    Oh how I LOVE Liberty! These are just so sweet! I am also in awe of your vintage silk thread spools(swoon). Thank you for sharing all the info! I truly enjoy your blog and FB posts ?

    • A Spoonful of Sugar says

      Thanks Kim! I love my vintage spools – some came from Paris and some from Kyoto. They are my favourite vintage haberdashery items. Best wishes for 2016.

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