Cylindrical Pouches – A photo tutorial

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I have made two Cylindrical Pouches recently, both gifts for my son’s birthdays. I made them with one of my sons’ old pants (beige corduroy), pieces of wool (scraps from skirts I made a long time ago) and two zippers ripped off my spouse’s old pants.

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They were sewn with my sewing machine and by hands. The hand sewing was reserved for the zippers and the finishing touches. I like that hand sewing can become almost invisible and I particularly appreciate this quality around a zipper.

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I took many pictures when making my Cylindrical Pouches and subsequently created a photo tutorial that includes the patterns for cutting the pieces (in actual sizes) as well as a list of the required material (all in French and in English). You can find this pdf tutorial here, on my web site. I hope it is of some use to you. Please, let me know if you make some Cylindrical Pouches. I would love to hear from you.

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From Old Shorts to Belt Pouch

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I was in need of a birthday present. So I gathered the supplies that you can see in the picture above.

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While sewing, it occurred to me that the navy twill tape I firstly chose was way too dark. Hmmm. It’s the only one I had in my supplies. Then, my eyes fell on the remaining pieces of the shorts. There, for my convenience, was finished leg bottoms, with a similar width. I cut alongside the stitches. It could not be any more perfect.

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I even used a piece of velcro that was on the pockets of the darker short, in the same dark beige/brown color. It was sewn at the top of the main pocket.

To make this pouch, I used the tutorial available on sew4home.com, called Clip on or Slip on Belt Pouch. The zipper may not be at exactly the same place and angle as for the tutorial, because I did not print the pattern. I just eyeballed the position of the zipper.

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Little Pouches in Darker Colors

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More little pouches but in totally different shades. As I mentioned in my post on the first pouches I have made, I was inspired by Anabelia Craft Design. Once I saw what she herself have made, the idea of making a few was implanted in my brain. One of those projects I absolutely have to make.

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For the white and black little pouch, I have used the same polyester yarn as for the more colorful ones (the white). But I knew I had not enough left to make the whole project. I therefore changed for a merino yarn in red, grey and black near the top. The diameter of this yarn being smaller, I also had to change for a bigger hook. I think the result is stunning because of the contrasting colors and I like the change of texture, from one yarn to the other.

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I was also able to recreate the same contrast and change of texture while making the flap. I love black and grey against white and I find that the red row adds some vividness quite nicely.

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I had some white yarn left and was able to crochet a little wristlet. Just as I always make it, with scallops along a row of chain stitches. For the lining, I used an old t-shirt. Two rectangles sewn together with the sewing machine and afterward sewn by hand to attach it to the yarn.

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I think the brown little pouch is my favorite, even though I am not usually a big fan of brown. It could be because the yarn was cooperative and changed colors at the right place, creating a beautiful gradation. Or it could be the gold and black button, that has been waiting since the 80s to be reused.

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It may not be obvious, but I used a different ball of yarn for the flap. One that is lighter in colors. Lighter beige, lighter brown and lighter grey. I wanted to visually separate the two parts of the bag.

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In the picture above, we see the beautiful motif of the flap. And how the yarn changed colors from one row to the other. Variegated yarn can make you ask yourself “How is this even possible?”

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If you wish to make a little pouch, just go to Anabelia Craft Design and follow her link. Thank you for visiting,

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Little Pouches

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I was first inspired by makeup pouches I saw on Pinterest and that were made by Anabelia Craft Design. Following her links brought me to the pattern page and I simply grabbed yarn I already had and started on this fun project.

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Following Anabelia’s example, I have sewn a lining. I was lucky to have perfectly coordinated t-shirts in my pile of old clothes. I simply cut two rectangles after tracing the outside of the bags with a pen. I sew the sides and the bottom of two rectangles, right sides facing. Then I folded the top edge and sew it by hand on the crocheted bag.

I have also added a little wrislet that I have made with a crochet hook. With this addition, the pouches can become clutches. I first made a chain and afterward added a row of scallops. It could not be easier.

Now, do I keep them or do I give them away? Hmmm…. Though decision.

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