Quilted project pouch with Carolyn Forster
This little pouch by renowned patchworker Carolyn Forster has its roots in the nostalgia of years gone by. It was inspired by the handkerchief and lingerie pockets you used to get that were often embroidered by hand after buying the printed fabric panel. This genteel practice seems very quaint now but can be brought up to date with fun patchwork techniques and bold stitches.
The pouch is the perfect place to keep precious pieces of special fabrics and trims, embroidery threads and sewing equipment.
What will we cover?
This project has been designed as a fabric scrap buster with hand stitching still to the fore of the aesthetic. The pouch is pieced by machine using traditional patchwork techniques and then finished with hand sewing. Methodist Knot stitches hold the layers together or choose from other utility quilting stitches, and a simplified cross stitch hold the pouch in shape.
How will I be taught?
Carolyn is an experienced patchworker, author and teacher who will guide you through the skills needed to make this lovely pouch. In our light and airy studio, there will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions and work at your own pace in a friendly workshop with like minded people.
Do I need any previous experience or skills?
This workshop is suitable for all and can be tailored to suit all skill levels
Are materials provided? Is there anything I need to source myself?
Scrap fabric: Strips, strings and any off cuts. Or use a favourite Jelly Roll, for bigger bolder strips.
Lining fabric: 16in x 16in
Wadding: 16in x 16in
Ribbon: 11in x 3 /16th in
Buttons: 2x 5/8th in
Tab: fabric scrap 1 1/2in x 2 1/2in
12wt Aurifil thread, cotton Perle thread or similar for the stitching, to tone or contrast
Sewing machine thread to blend
You are welcome to bring your own sewing machine or use one of ours, whichever you prefer
1/4″ foot for your machine (we have some that can be borrowed)
What will I take home with me?
You will be well on the way to having made your own unique hand sewn pouch and will have all the skills you need to finish it off.
Finished size is approximately 10 1/2″ square
Drinks and biscuits will be available but we recommend that you bring a packed lunch with you.
During all of our workshops photographs are taken for promotional purposes only. Please make us aware at the time of booking if you would prefer not to be included.