Well, said baby's mummy had her birthday recently, and I thought it might be fun to make something for her in matching fabric.
The only problem was that I hadn't yet unpacked my craft supplies then, and so had to blindly fish out the relevant fabric at the very bottom of a huge cardboard box, right beneath my complete yarn collection. No mean feat.
Anyway, when all materials had been unearthed - cotton fabric, felt, zip, green button -, I proceeded to make a little make-up pouch - or a nail polish pouch, rather -, following this excellent tutorial on Craftsy. And here was the result:
I adapted the pattern, using no interfacing as the felt seemed thick enough to provide the desired bulk, and adding the decorative flower before after I'd cut my cotton fabric. I made the flower by cutting a bit of felt in the rough shape of a flower, and sewed a green button in its centre with contrasting thread. The whole thing is far from perfect: the fabric stretched a little as I topstitched it around the zip, and the felt bunched up at the bottom when I sewed the final gap shut. But considering I only had two hours to make it the evening before it needed to be gifted to my friend, I'd say I am pretty thrilled with the result.
Here are a few more pictures:
I can't wait until my craft room is properly organised to make more of these. They're the perfect gift!
Thanks for reading :)