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a pinterest tutorial & a simply sweet giveaway


I'm trying to remember life without it. 

I can't.

Can you?

I found this Chinese pouch tutorial the other day ... I could not get to my sewing machine fast enough to start making it.

Here's how mine turned out. 

Daughter #1 called dibbs on it already.  Guess I need to make another one.  Or two.  Or ... you know ... maybe about infinity more.

Wanna know where I got the pretty pink floral?  From this, adorable Etsy shop Simply Sweet Fabric.  Such a fantastic selection of tiny florals and pretty prints over there.

Floral Prints Fat Quarter Bundle of 8, Cosmo, Japanese

If you'd like chance to win this delicious bundle of 8 fat quarters leave me a comment stating which print/color above is your favourite.  Giveaway closes on Sunday, January 26th and I'll announce the winner shortly after.  (Promise I'll remember this time!)

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Reader Comments (433)

I love the one you used for your pouch, but I also love the same print with the white background! Thanks for a chance to win! :)
January 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSharon M.
Everything you do turns out so beautifully! I am blown away every time. I love the light blue stripe with the pink flowers. You and Amy at Nana Co. have really got me on the pink kick! My kids think I've lost it!
Thank you for continuing to inspire!
January 20, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterkathyr
I love the pink polka-dots and roses stripes.
January 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterPiroska
Your little pouch is just gorgeous. I love the pink floral you used and the red one with little flowers and the ..........! They are all lovely. Thanks for the great giveaway.
January 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterChristine M
Oh, that little pouch is darling! I love the reds in this fabric - so great! Thanks for the chance to win!
January 20, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterwendy
Such an adorable little pouch! And those fabrics... Keeping my fingers crossed!
January 20, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterellis & higgs
I like the flowers with the navy background. Your pouch is too cute! Thanks for the giveaway.
January 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterCecilia
Very cute as usual. Tough call but I like the light blue stripe the best.
January 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterColleen M
Love the red print with the adorable little flowers. The tinier the better!
January 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterKathy J
No I don't remember life without Pinterest LOL...I use it as my search engine for anything I'm looking to make. I really like the pink fabric/white flowers with little red centers,,,and I'm off to pin that cute little pouch!! Thank you for sharing it, and for the giveaway!!
January 20, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterkim
Ha! Get out! I was actually looking at your pin for this bag last night, when I couldn't sleep! I have been slow to actually pin, till the last few months, because I find it so astonishing to see so much cool stuff in one place :) In this Cosmo bundle I love the Nave Floral Stripe the best. It looks very much like some fabric I made into pillowcases 15 years ago, when I was awaiting my daughter's arrival. They are faded but still in good form!
January 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLizzie
My favourite is the pink with white flowers. Such a pretty bag. Isn't Pinterest awesome?
January 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterKerrie
What a sweet, sweet pouch! Love it! Oh, and Pinterest....I find so many wonderful things there. I love the pink fabric best, they are all very sweet. Thanks for the chance to win!
January 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterKathleen O'Grady
Ohhh my they are all sooo very nice. I'm leaning towards the light blue stripe being my favorite. I've got to check out this etsy shop. Oh my, wallet beware.
January 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMartha
I'm torn between the red polka dot strip with pink roses, or the pink polka dot strip with pink roses. Love your little pouch, and it looks so sweet in the pink fabric. Your sewing is always so beautiful.
January 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterHeartsdesire
I favor the white with little pink flowers and green leaves--adorable. Simply Sweet Fabric is a great place--I ordered from there a while back after you mentioned it. Thanks for letting us know about great spots to find fabrics.
January 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDelcia Rosenow
Oh hi! The light blue print with the strippy flowers. Reminds me of wallpaper : )
January 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterCarla
The one you use is awesome but I love the boldness of the black one
January 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBetsy
I like so much the red floral one but the light blue dots and roses stripes I can imagine as a
cute pouch like yours...lovely!
January 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMargie/ Linen artisan
What a lovely bundle of fabrics. My favorites are the red with white and the white with the pink flowers. So pretty! Love your little pouch! So very pretty! Thank you for sharing and for this super great giveaway!

Have a super great sewing and stitching day!
January 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterNancy Page
It's the dark blue background with no stripe.
January 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBillie Kretzschmar
Your pouch is so cute, and I think you have the best fabric stash ever -- so sweet! Thanks for so frequently letting us know where you get your fabric. I am still drooling over Holly Jolly from Spoonflower!

I love all the prints and colors in the bundle, but I am happy to see so many mini prints with navy lately, so I'll vote for either of the navy options.
January 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterKaren Seitz
It has to be the gorgeous navy with pink flowers all over it. I know a little miss 4 who would just love the bag
January 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterGillian Dempster
My favorite is the little pink floral.
January 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDebrafromMD
I love the White background with the pink flowers! So pure and sweet. Also love this little purse!
January 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterEvelyn Barnes
I don't want to remember life before Pinterest as I am a total addict. I love all those fabrics but my favourite is the white one with the pale pink flowers.
January 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterPatti
Very cute little bag. I think my favorite is the navy strips with rose flowers. So pretty. thanks, kathy
January 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterKathy
I love the white with tiny pink flowers. The red stripe with flowers is a very close second.
January 20, 2014 | Unregistered Commentercharlotte
I like the dark blue floral stripe. Thanks for the giveaway!
January 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterVicki
Super Cute! I love the red striped one!
January 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterNancy Roraback
Agree, life without Pinterest is hard to remember. Darling little pouch, expertly executed! Hard to choose just one, but I'm loving the red stripe w/roses. They are all adorable. Fingers crossed!
January 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterPolly Hada
Oh, I saw this pin last night and was thinking how adorable it is. Would make a cute gift for a little girl :) Great job! Cindy
January 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterCindy
adorable little bag. So many uses and what a great way to use up scraps :)

I love them all - but if I had to choose just one, I'm leaning toward the navy stripe :)

Now to pinterest to track down that tutorial :) Thank you.
January 20, 2014 | Unregistered Commenteredith
Love the pink! All the pinks! Your pouch is too cute. Your blog is a delight. Thanks for the giveaway. Thanks also for stashing kitchen ideas on Pinterest...I repin in my hoping for a new kitchen file!
January 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRobinh
i love the navy floral! thanks for the chance to win!! off to check out that store:)
January 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLaura
What a cute little pouch! :)
I love the pale blue stripe and pink floral fabric......very pretty!
V x
January 20, 2014 | Unregistered Commentergreenrabbitdesigns
Love the navy one - would love to use bright white lace with it!
January 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJean M
The little pouch is super cute and all the pink my fav.
January 20, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterrosa
Such sweet fabrics, love the light blue polka dot /rose stripe.
January 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBarbara
I love the print you used in your little purse best. Love the label too. crystalbluern at onlineok dot com
January 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDebra Neiman
Cute pouch, and the red ticking stripe fabric is my favorite.
January 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterGinny Worden
I like them all, but especially the pink flowers on white. Your pouch is so cute! I'm going to try that pattern if I can figure it out without words:)
January 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterCindy
I love the little pouch! It is adorable. Pinterest has come a long way since I first found it. I use to be able to look at all of the pins for a day! Ha, not any more; not enough hours in the day. My favorite fabric is the pink flowers on white background, so feminine. Thanks for sharing and offering the give-away.
January 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterKristal119
I love the pink with the little flowers that you made the little bag with AND the floral with the navy background. Thank you for the chance to win!
January 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterELaine Bagley-Mathewson
How pretty! I love the pink stripe one but they are all lovely!
January 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMelissa
Wow, hard choice! I like the white with little pink flowers....so sweet!
January 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterPatricia M.
My favorite is the dark blue with the tiny floral print...but, they are all very cute.
January 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRuby D Kendall
That is a wonderful shop and fantastic service. I would pick the red stripe if I really had to pick a fav.
January 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMarcia P
I love the one you used on your pouch and the navy sometimes it's so hard to choose. That pouch is beyond cute!
January 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTammy mc
Love the striped fabric, probably the navy is my favorite if I had to choose. That pouch is darling! Not sure how I would have done with just picture instructions.
January 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAnne J
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