Another class I took at Sewing Summit was the Idea Pouch with Michelle from Michelle Patterns. I got an iPad a while back, and it’s been homeless and just asking for scratches — I was really looking forward to making it a new snazzy-yet-protective house.
I had a frustrating time with the machines and bobbins that day at SS, so I had a lot of work cut out for myself when I got home. Thankfully, Michelle’s patterns are really easy to put together, so it didn’t take long before I finished it. I thought the directions were really simple, and resulted in a high quality pouch that feels like maybe I bought in a trendy little boutique.
I chose two fabrics from Jay McCaroll’s Habitat line, which I just adore. So vivid and graphic! I picked up the red buttons at an antique fair, and I used a leather strap instead of ribbon because this case is a little bit rockstar. I love the inter-office envelope enclosure — it really makes it special.
This pouch is really useful. It not only has a big slot for my iPad, but also my Moleskin sketchbook. It also has some holders for my pens or a pair of scissors. How great is that?
The pattern is only $8 over at Michelle’s shop — it’s perfect for a confident beginner!