Sunday, December 4, 2011

Two "Just Because" Projects

Does anyone else see cute tutorials on blogs that you just have to try, even without a real reason to? That was the case with both of these projects, though I do hope they end up being useful!

First up, the organizer/wallet tutorial that was featured as part of the "12 Gifts of Christmas" blog hop. I used only scraps for this project, and even had heavy interfacing and elastic on hand so this it cost me $0. Oh, I forgot about the notebook but that was only 99 cents. The project was easy to make and the tutorial was clearly written and simple to follow.



Second, is the Circle Zip Earbud Pouch. It's a little pouch that could be used for many things....earbuds as intended, coins, etc. This project was started and finished in about an hour. The only zipper I had on hand was an 'invisible' zipper, which isn't what I would have used if I'd bought specifically for this project, but it worked. The fabric on the outer is Little Apples, and the lining is Michael Miller "dumb dots" in gray (seriously, could there be a more ridiculous name for such a cute fabric???).



So tell me.....what is your favourite small project tutorial that you either have made, or is on your list of things to try??

15 comments:

Wee Little Birds said...

Yes i am always bookmaking little projects that take my fancy.
My favorite at the moment is Kimono baby shoes I made them for my new grandson

Shocking Hocking said...

loving these 2. i made some kimono slippers for my ma-in-law, with a matching boxy pouch - nice to have a super quick finish now and again

Rosa said...

These are very cute.Thanks for sharing!

Debbie said...

These are darling! Alas I haven't tried any tutorials for precious little items such as these in a very long time....

Svetlana said...

Your pouches turned out great. I'm also working on some small projects, mostly pouches, and would you believe, at this moment I have the same notebook organizer on my sewing table!!!!

Michelle @ Periwinkle said...

I love the notebook holder, the fabric is great!

Kimberly said...

Love love love! Thanks for sharing! I think I'll make a little prezzie for me tomorrow now that the sales are behind me ;o)

felicity said...

My list is waaay too long but it does include that adorable earbud pouch! Great job!!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

They look great! I also want to try the earbud pouch - my husband is always losing his!!

Poppyprint said...

Oh! I love that earbud pouch and have to make some immediately! My go-to quickie is Valori Wells Little Wallet pattern.

Pomona said...

I love the organizer - it has worked really well. I really enjoyed making my pleated pouches and wallets this year - they are perfect presents for teenage girls.

Pomona x

Sue Daurio said...

Love your projects!! Yep the ear bud project is on my list of things to do. I just completed 6 wallets/gift card holder for the nieces and nephews on my list. Wish I would have seen this one, I like this one better.

Dee said...

I saw that tutorial too...yours is so sweet! and the price is just right too....I need to make an earbud case...what neat, inspiring projects!

Toni said...

Love them both! They're both on my list to make, as are about a hundred others! I love making functional little things, and have totally made some just to try it, with no need for the item whatsoever.

Lisaleh said...

The organizer is just terrific. Love love love.