Today I made Kaleena this sweet leather pouch for her to bring along on hikes, to keep all the treasures she gathers.
Inevitably when we go out into nature she finds treasures of all kinds and they usually end up in my pockets, as well as her own. I thought this bag would be a lovely little bring along pouch to keep safe all those lovely finds. It was really easy and quick to make, and now I am excited to make a smaller one for Keenan and perhaps one for the dolls as well.
We have here in town a lovely store, that among many other crafty items and natural fibers, sell leather scraps by weight, I got a rather large piece for a couple of dollars, gotta love that:)
I cut it into five pieces, the back and lid one piece, two side pieces, one front piece and one bottom piece, as well as two smaller strips, not pictured for the belt loop in the back
with this lovely tool I punched holes all the way down the bottom, the tool easily punches through the two layers
(before that I did sew on the cross for the belt to slide through)
then sewed it together using a hemp string
then added the front piece to the bottom, and then the two side. Only the corners were a little tricky to make nice. Then I sewed up the sides and
added two wooden buttons to the front, and cut little slits in the lid to close it.
The only thing I will do but haven't yet is to add a shoulder strap, because for now I doubt she will wear it on a belt...
After christmas she will have a lovely pouch for gathering all her treasures in, made with all my love
~may your sunday be full of joy~