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Moto Pouches

What better way to celebrate my birthday than by completing eight Moto pouches! Yes, today is my big day and I finished up the last of these pouches for my Girl Scout troop. Well, seven are for them and one is for me to hold my troop leader gear! I started leading my daughter’s troop this year and with all the virtual Zoom meetings we had to endure due to the pandemic, the girls deserve a fun end-of-the-year gift.

When set out to start this project I already had all the supplies I needed. I had found this Junior badges fabric at Joann’s in the clearance section for 80% off awhile ago. I didn’t know what I’d do with it at the time, but the price was right so I grabbed a few yards! It’s flannel but works surprisingly well for a pouch. I also used two different lining fabrics and zippers from my stash.

This was a fairly quick make thanks to the great pattern instructions and follow-along video from Sew Sweetness. I made these assembly line style, which I feel is the most efficient way to go when you want to make a lot of the same thing!

I experimented a bit by applying OdiCoat Waterproof Gel to the lining fabrics. This way the bags can easily be wiped clean if the girls put toiletries or something messy inside them. This was my first time using OdiCoat and I was very impressed with it! You can feel that the lining has a different texture. I’ll definitely use it again.

I wanted to add a little something extra to the pouches and found these Pop-It toy keychains. Fidget toys are all the rage right now with these girls, so I know they’ll be excited for this bonus gift. These will be fun zipper pulls for the bags.

Finished Size: Large - 9-1/2” long x 5” tall x 2-1/2” wide
Pattern: Moto pouch from the Minikins Season One Bundle by Sew Sweetness
Fabric: Girl Scouts Junior Badges flannel from Joann Fabrics
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Grab and Go Sleeve – Version 2

When my 8-year-old son got an iPad to use from school and was told to bring it home each day, I quickly saw he needed a case for it to protect the screen. I had some Minecraft fabric he had wanted me to buy for some other project that I never did, so I used it in hopes he would be impressed with his new case.

The Grab and Go Sleeve pattern gives you a formula to enter in your own measurements for your device or book so you can calculate the size of the pattern pieces. It was pretty slick! The pattern calls for both ByAnnie’s Soft and Stable and Pellon #71 Peltex ultra firm fusible interfacing for extra protection for the device. This is a quick and easy sew when you are following along with the included step-by-step video that comes with the pattern bundle.

This is my second time using the pattern, I have also done a version 1.

Finished Size: 
Pattern: Grab and Go Sleeve from the Minikins Season One Bundle by Sew Sweetness
Fabric: Minecraft from Joann Fabrics
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Sew Sweetness – Zeppelin Pouches

Sometime the guys need a handmade gift too! I picked out this more “manly” pouch to give my husband and my brother for Christmas gifts. I kept the outside plain, but found a couple fun linings to use inside!

I love the shape of this bag. It’s deep and it holds a lot!

Finished Size: 10.5" long x 6.5" tall x 5.5" wide
Pattern: Zeppelin Pouch from Minikins Season One by Sew Sweetness