Tonight’s accomplishment is 4 more pen pouches off my “production line”.
And by the way, if you need gift ideas for a man, my husband makes the most masculine, elegant pens (www.aureliuswood.ca). See for yourself.
I embroidered his business name in silver metallic thread (using a Janome memorycraft 350E.) I then pinned my hand-drafted bag pattern onto the fabric so that it was centered on the embroidery. I cut out the bags: 1 coarse weave outer layer and 1 shiny flanellette lining. I then assembled the bags, pressed them, and hammered on a snap as a closure. I am trying to lean out my process for making these, but so far I’m still sitting at 15 minutes per bag, even if I do each operation in batches.