Type of item: Accessory
Style: Hipster, Victorian / Steampunk, Retro / Vintage, Traditional, Classic, Casual
Dark blue small checked upholstery fabric for exterior. Up-cycled baby crib bumper padding, Two-tone light blue lining, Tango orange zipper, machine embroidery design
What was your inspiration?
Nashville illustrator/designer Derrick Castle machine embroidery design "Tribal Seal", from Urban Threads.
I want to say, that I enjoy all types of imagery of peoples of the world, and have a special fondness for Oriental themes, and festive designs of Central and South America. Please understand I honor and celebrate all beings. I love the feathered headdress in this design, but I could do without the skull.
I am inspired by the bright colors of orange and yellow in this design, and so I chose a background of dark blue (small checkered) upholstery fabric. The lining is two-toned light blue duck cloth.
What are you most proud of?
I added a Tango Orange Zipper, and Orange Decorative Stitching.
Tip-CHEAP PADDING: I purchased a baby crib bumper pad at Goodwill for 5 dollars. Holy, moly, there's enough padding there for quite a few projects. I de-constructed the bumper pad and washed the padding by hand. I made a sandwich of exterior fabric, padding, interior fabric--pinning all three layers together and quickly serged around the perimeter.
This pouch now holds my Kindle, recharging cord, and ear buds. This would make a great camera case too.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Go get some cheap padding at Goodwill. I know you'll find a nice baby crib bumper there to making some fun padding pouches.