Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Boutis and Butterflies in a Tri-Fold Pouch

Little pouches come in handy for a number purposes. They can provide a protective sleeve for cell phones, mini tablets, cameras, etc. Or, by adding a looped cord to use as a handle, it can serve as a small evening bag to accommodate essentials. When I spend a lot of time making something, it's nice if there's a practical purpose to the item.

This is the second tri-fold butterfly pouch that I have made. It is a little larger than the first, and the design has evolved somewhat.

The 2nd, newer version of the butterfly pouch.

The original butterfly pouch; smaller with different motifs.

The latest pouch is lined with a grey cotton and assembled in the same way as I did the first. See the first pouch here.

Open front.


Back and front flap.

This close-up of the butterfly highlights the background filler stitch. The stitch, called "point rapproche" (meaning back and forth stitch), has a similar effect as the basic stipple stitch in machine quilting.


Enough pouches for now.
Time to focus on Christmas ornaments.

4 comments:

  1. Think about yukata cotton as a lining fabric for pouch No. 3! Your work is spectacular!

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    1. Thanks Patricia. I am already planning a future project with a Japanese influenced design that will incorporate the yukata. I'll keep you posted.

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  2. This is just lovely, once again! Beautiful design, beautifully made. Great finish!

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    1. Thanks Monica. I'm done with pouches for a bit; time to move on to something else.

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