Last night I attended the Crafty Monkies Live Zoom Malmo Pouch workshop.
My sweet friend Svetlana was teaching us how to make her pretty foldover pouch (large size).
It was a lot of fun sewing along with ladies from all around the world, under the expert guidance of my friend.
This was a little bit of social playtime for me (there hasn’t been much of that this past year!) and a new experience being a Zoom student rather than a Zoom tutor!!
I love the idea of attending a first class workshop from the comfort of your own home, connecting with old and new faces, and being surrounded by all the supplies you need in one’s own sewing room! Unlike in-person classes, if you forget to bring something to the workshop, you don’t have far to go to get it!
Last Saturday afternoon I had my Denim Pouch Workshop, hosted via Zoom by Crafty Monkies.
16 ladies (some in different time zones!) got chopping and repurposing as they used their denim finds to create Denim Zippy Pouches.
The class was following my 9.5″ x 5.5″ samples, using the Quilt-As-You-Go technique to piece and quilt the denim onto interfacing, adding in those all important loops, seams and special features that are unique to denim.
We also learned how to insert a zipper with tabs to give a lovely finish to the pouches, a first for some of the ladies.
And here are a few of the finished pouches.
Aren’t they fab! And feedback from the ladies was that they definitely see more denim pouches and bags in their future!
I always get excited when I see repurposed denim projects. For fun I decided to create a collage of some of my own denim projects!
Lots of bags and pouches there – denim is the perfect hard wearing textile for creating these!