The Craft and Quilt Fair came to Sydney last weekend, and I got a chance to attend on Sunday. I haven’t been for a few years, but this show always has the best variety of stalls and is a fantastic day. True to form, I came away with many purchases, including the kit and pattern for this origami pouch!

With every craft conceivable was represented at the fair, I had to limit myself to a few crafts. Sticking to those I’ve done in the last year I decided on sewing, quilting and crocheting! I met some wonderful people at the show, and it was great to catch up with one of my lovely crafting friends Mandy who had 2 of her gorgeous patterns for sale at the show and was also helping out on the AccuQuilt stall (I’ll be having some fun with those cutting dies in the coming months so stay tuned)! I also bought some beautiful fabrics, including some from the Tula Pink line, and some lovely Alpaca/Merino blend yarn, so you can expect to see more goodies from the show featuring in coming posts!

I had planned to post about a beanie that I had been crocheting this week, but was foiled! The one time I was trying to be good and purchase only the yarn that I “needed”, I didn’t buy enough, lol! Never fear, more yarn is on its way and once I receive it I will be able to show you this cozy beanie.

What I did manage to finish this week was a lovely small Origami Pouch, made using a kit from Wabi-Sabi Designs Australia. The kit includes all material and cord required for the pattern as well as instructions, all you need to sort out is the cotton! I couldn’t resist the colours in this gorgeous fabric, it has the greys and pinks that I love and the metallic gold to brighten it up!

Origami pouch material

The pouch has a drawstring to bring it closed, and you get peeks of the black inner fabric when it is full. At first the instructions looked a little daunting, but once you start sewing it together it begins to make sense. One stage involves sewing only two flaps together, and that was probably the trickiest, but with some bunching and folding I was able to do this, and on the whole I’d probably rate this as an intermediate sewing project!

Origami pouch

Now I have the fun part of deciding what to put in this pouch! At the moment I’m thinking of using it for smaller crochet projects like my granny squares for my Crochet Quilt but will see what I feel like. At the stall I was advised that I could follow this same pattern and just increase the square size to make a larger pouch so may give that a go down the track too!

Happy sewing,

Meagan x

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