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Friday, July 29, 2011

Pockets Full of Posies

Recently I have seen several excellent tutorials for fabric wallets and clutches throughout blogland. I thought of my small stash of 1940’s fabric scraps, but alas I didn’t have enough yardage to make a large clutch or wallet, so I thought “Why not make something even smaller?”

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I cut out two pieces of fabric that measured 5 1/2” x  7 1/2”. Next, I cut one piece of double faced fusible interfacing the same size and placed it between the two fabrics and joined the pieces together with an hot iron. A simple stitch around the perimeter and a button for embellishment completed the task.

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A pretty custom gift card holder is inevitably cuter than a plain paper envelope.

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I then couldn’t help myself and went even smaller to create a coin purse size.

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Although it is large enough to hold two movie tickets.

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Of course the possibilities are endless with what you could fill the pockets with.

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I filled the sweet pockets in my Etsy shop with paper punches, buttons, vintage embellishments and posies of course!

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I am thinking that this would make a fun swap.



Auntie Em said...

Those are adorable!!! I have a little one very similar which I store my watch and other jewellery in when I am traveling. I don't usually take anything too valuable with me so those things are OK packed away normally. But the last thing you do at night is take off a watch and rings and good earrings. People who have good memories have no problems, but if you are like me and have forgotten something on a nightstand, it’s a good idea to put it in a little case like these and tuck them in your purse. (Or have an amazing DH like mine who double checks everything now before we leave the hotel! :D
Thanks for sharing! 

martinealison said...

Pour insérer un petit billet doux à son amoureux ce pourrait être parfait... Il faut savoir surprendre, n'est-ce pas ?
Gros bisous

Vicki said...

Your gift card holders are precious! And I think I'm jealous of your vintage fabrics...

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhh wowwwwwwww! These are AMAZING! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Very cute, Laura! This type of project would be great for all the smaller fabric pieces I have laying around that can't really be used for anything else. If you decide to do a swap, I'd be interested.

Jane @ Jane's Junk and Treasures said...

Now how stinkin cute are those!
I love the gift card idea!!
Too cute!!

AshTreeCottage said...

Love them and oh so Vera Bradley!

Susan and Bentley

Hollace said...

Your fabrics are so fresh and charming. And your stitches are immaculate. The way you display them makes me want not just one, but all! They look so cute together.

Karen said...

That is a great idea for using fabric scraps and they are too cute!

French said...

Laura, you never cease to amaze me! I love that blue fabric with the rabbits and ducks; they all look fantastic together!

Karena said...


I am trying to imagine any time your pretty fingers aren't creating something beautiful!!

These are so lovely!


Art by Karena

Marydon said...

Laura, these are both clever, creative & such fun to have. Love the button touches.

Hope today finds you well, your son feeling better & you ...
Have a beautiful PS weekend~

Sue said...

I usually make my own cards and now I have a cool idea for the envelope. Thank you for sharing. I am needing a new coupon holder for my purse, this is a good idea for this also. So creative. Can't wait to see what's next.

Bloggymom said...

Super cute!!

Lydia said...

The gift card idea is simply brilliant!

Shanda said...

Very cute and creative. I need to share these with my daughter as this is something she would take off with!

Neabear said...

These are awesome!! What a great idea for the gift cards! I had used a bag idea for gift cards before...Saw it on someone's blog....But your idea is great too!


Debby said...

Those are so cute. I like all the different embelishments. You could use them for all kinds of things, little things.

Town and Country Gals said...

Those are to cute! what a great idea! You make me wish I knew how to sew! Thanks for visiting!

Charlene said...

SWEET!!!! Perfect Moo Card Holders! Thanks for sharing.

Debbie said...

I just recently purchased a small shoulder bag to use on my vacation. I'm sort of hooked on it now. That would be perfect to corral the driver's license and debit card.

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

How cute, what a wonderful idea. I am going to forward this to my cousin, she will love this!

Terri said...

Oh I love making these! And yours are fabulous! I love the fabrics you have used too. What a great way to send a gift.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Very creative and cute idea for gift cards holders
Thanks for stopping b and nice comment on the necklace. Hope you are enjoying the weekend.

Mimi said...

LOVE THAT!!!LOOKS like the card I got from Anthropologie to put that card --frequent shopper card in!!!
only bigger!!!
I need to learn how to do the linky thing,,,,I want too!!

Liz said...

Laura that is so darn cute! You know the possibilities are endless! :) Especially with the holidays right around the corner...


Carissa said...

These are a great idea. I love the idea of making a simple envelop for gift cards instead of using paper ones. Definitely pinning it to help me remember.

I found you through The CSI Project and I'm your newest follower. Come check me out and follow back, too, if you're interested @ Carissa's Creativity Space

Jilly said...

Well, That is a great idea for using fabric scraps and they are too cute, I get a very new idea and it is very much beneficial for me. really awesome and informative information.
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Sherry said...

How cut these are too Laura! Love the items pictured with them. Thanks for linking it up at HSH!

Stacey@A Sort Of Fairytale said...

beyond cute! i am going to make some of these for sure!!
BTW, i host an Etsy shop link party every thursday if you are interested in checking it out:
Shopping Therapy Thursday @ A Sort Of Fairytale