New Zipper Pouches with Feed My Soul

Sandy Gervais’s latest fabric line Feed My Soul is a floral lover’s dream! The collection contains small, medium and large scale florals along with beautiful coordinating prints.

With these gorgeous fabrics, I made the size medium and small zipper pouches following the By Annie’s Open Wide 2.0 pattern. This pattern were perfect to highlights the pretty florals. For the medium-sized pouch, I chose the main floral print, which is a large-scale print, and used the red daisies print as the binding to frame it. For the binding, I intentionally chose a small busy print to help hide any imperfections, and I love how it looks!

For the small-sized pouch, I wanted to showcase the beautiful blue fabrics in the collection and used the medium-scale floral garden in powder print as my main fabric and navy geo print as the binding. I also added the pear daisies print as an accent piece across the center to add contrast and interest.

Something I learned from making this project is to be mindful of cutting bindings for fabrics with lines on them. The navy geo print has a square design placed on point. When cutting the print for straight grain binding, the binding had a diamond/cross-hatch pattern (you can see this in the binding that goes on the top across and encases the zipper). When I cut the same print on the bias for bias binding that wraps around the sides of the pouch, the print looks like square blocks stacked on top of each other. While I think both ways look great, if I use a print with lines for the binding the next time I make this pouch, I will prefer to use bias binding for the sides and top for a consistent look throughout.

Coming up with different fabric combinations from this collection was so much fun and I can’t wait to use these sweet pouches. The By Annie Open Wide 2.0 pouches are a great storing quilting supplies for a project or items while traveling and the shape of the pouches are so pretty that when I’m not using the pouches I will be proudly displaying them on my bookshelf.

I can’t wait to see what you make with these fabrics (you can find me @cottonconfectionery on IG). Visit your local quilt store this March to see these beauties!


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