Valentine PouchesOn January 19, 2024 by Pam
I love to give gifts. There is a book called The 5 Love Languages and it talks about the way you feel loved: words of affirmation, acts of service, receiving gifts, quality time and physical touch. As we raise our children and try to do our best to make our relationships grow in healthy ways, it is helpful to understand how these love languages can make a difference. One of my love languages is being able to DO acts of service (I find it much harder to receive them, but, I am getting a lot better at that) – and giving gifts. Most of the time, my gifts are homemade and I don’t expect anyone to keep them for a hundred years or display them prominently, I just want the person in my circle to know that I care about them and I took the time to make them a little something that they can use, or give to someone in a “play it forward” kind of way.
So, as Valentine’s Day approaches, I am sewing pouches. I started sewing by making a baby quilt for Mason (who is now 4 and almost 5, so that shows how long I have been sewing) and I quickly moved on to sewing pouches. They are handy to have around – in your purse or briefcase or backpack for pens or loose change or receipts – you can use them in the kitchen or bathroom or office and they are great for craft supplies if you have kids or if you are a crafter. They can be made in all shapes and sizes and they are washable (for make up and other stuff that gets the inside of the pouch dirty). This time I am putting tassels on them – just for fun. So, if you are in my circle, you might just get a little pouch on Valentine’s Day.
These pouches are 10×6 inches – you need to cut outside, lining and batting – 2 of each.
I “glued” a heart on the outside of one side of each pouch and then stitched it on.
The fitting of the zipper is next and then you simply sew the pouch together – press and trim as you go – turn it the right way out and add the tassel. Simple and fun.