I'm so thrilled about my latest pattern, the Kinley Pouch. It's quickly become one of my favorites, because it's a quick sew and it's just so versatile.
The Kinley Pouch pattern comes with 3 size variations: small, medium, and large. The size options mean you can make a bag for your own needs -- storing paint pens, daily essential cosmetics, art supplies, a weekend toiletry bag, knitting supplies, or whatever you might need to organize and carry with you.
Another amazing option I've included in this bag -- elastic dividers for neatly stashing essential oils or nail polish. Each size has this option. The small holds 10 oils, the medium holds 14, and the large holds 18. These dividers are sized to hold a typical __ oz. bottle of oils, but of course you can modify the spacing of the elastic to hold a different size. This option is great for keeping bottles of nail polish snug and upright, too!
Adding Iron-On vinyl to the inside of this pouch is another option in the pattern. Have you used this before? I hadn't before researching it and experimenting with it for this pattern, and I'm hooked! It's a simple way to turn any quilting cotton into a wipeable, laminated fabric. Here's a video tutorial I found to explain how to use it.
The vinyl handled way better than I would have imagined, and it really makes the bag so much more practical. You could also substitute oil cloth for the pouch lining to make it wipeable!
When I sent this pouch off to my pattern testers, I encouraged everyone to view the pattern as a blank slate -- The exterior body of the pattern is so perfect to use as a canvas for whatever sewing/embellishment technique you're into!
Here, Melissa of Cluttered Curator hand appliqued a portion of a quilt block onto her exterior panel, and then machine quilted the exterior panel to the lining panel. It adds so much texture!
Jenn of Fabric, Ink chose to make the small size, and she used one of my favorite techniques, deColourant, to add her own design to solid colored cottons. She went above and beyond and hand quilted hers with running stitches!
Raesha made a super cute version with printed quilting cottons. So useful!
Here's one I made, substituting thick wool felt for both the exterior AND the lining -- I love how unique it is! I added some lines of stitching for some interest.
I also made a few with raw edge applique, some with fabric and accents of hand embroidery running stitches, and one with leather. I tried quilting one from scraps of fabric, too!
Finally, here are a few from Rock Baby Scissors that just use scraps that are pieced together -- she does amazing work!
I think adding a strap or a pair of straps would be amazing, to turn it into a cute crossbody or shoulder bag! Who's gonna try that first?