8/8/07

Silk Flower Pouch



I don't usually sew (with a machine) since I seem to possess the ability to wreck thread tension just by taking the cover off a sewing machine, but this seemed like such a simple project, I thought I'd give it a try. I was thinking it might work for the silk purse trade in the fiber art traders group, but it's turned out to be too tiny....of course, that's what I like about it, so I'm rather glad I can just keep it.

6 comments:

Beadin' Gram said...

This is a darling little bag -- reminds me of a sunflower -- glad you can keep it too -- it's great!!

beadbabe49 said...

hi, bg...glad to see you here!

Sunni said...

Oh how fun, where did you find such a cute little pattern.
Sunni

Jewels said...

My girlfriend made me one with some of her cotton quilting remnants, and I think it's the cutest thing. I store some of my favorite earrings in there. I think the pattern could be applied to a larger bag, suffice you could enlarge the pattern... I think it's beautiful. Looks like an Iris to me. ;)

beadbabe49 said...

hi sunni...the pattern is from a book called Omiyage by Kumiko Sudo, which has a lot of really neat patterns for Japanese fabric gifts.
hi, jewels...yes, I'm considering trying it larger...it would certainly be easy enough to enlarge as it's just a triangle to begin with.

Sacredartist said...

I made one of these small bags called Chirimen Bags. It was a featured project in the magazine called PieceWork November/December 1994. Believe it our not the one that I did was a cicada. I have a few of these and if you ever want to do a trade just email me. nomadicquilter@yahoo.com
The ones I did were in cotton not silk. I am afraid I have not figured out how to handle silk yet.
The article had several different examples. They were made from scraps of kimonos traditionally; and held their koto plectra or picks used to pluck the strings of the koto (a long zither with thirteen silk strings.
The other bag featured as a project was the Chinese lantern bag. I didn't do that one but I have the patterns and if you would like the article and patterns you can email me.