Yet another pattern test has gone by and I've loved seeing all the creativity of my pattern testers! I don't know if I can really describe that feeling: after I've designed a pattern and made 10 or 20 versions myself - then seeing what other people make with that pattern, how their unique talents and creativity bring life into a pattern.... it's magical!
A thousand thank yous to my lovely testers who helped me out, evaluated the Astrid pouch pattern and provided feedback for me. Thanks for helping me make the pattern better!
Without any specific order... let's have a look at their makes!
Anja (@a_siwsiw_thing) made an easy pouch, variant A, and a flat bottom pouch, variant B. Both outer fabric and lining in a thin cotton + 1 layer H640 on the outer.
"Caution! After you've finished one it's extremely tempting to set up your own pouches-factory 'cuz you'll just want to keep on going! Extremely addictive, fun and quick to sew!"
Charlotte (@trio_med_bus) made a boxy pouch, variant C, size medium. For outer fabric: refashioned jeans. Lining: cotton poplin. Interfacing: H250.
Elin (@elfandy.collection) made variant A. Ribbed velvet fabric for the outside and a thin cotton for lining.
"I've never before made a toiletry bag or sewn with a zipper, but it was so easy! Such a pretty and pedagogical tutorial, now I want to make more and give away to family and friends for Christmas!"
Jenny (@jennymedj) made variant A medium and B small. Cotton canvas for the outside, and a thin cotton twill for the lining. Interfacing H630.
Jenny also made this one with variant A. Here she added her own twist, using the "Handle" pattern piece, which is really for variant C, and attaching it to variant A.
Kim (@pinkrabbit_nl) made variant C, size medium. She used canvas for the outside and cotton for the lining, and made the handle from fake leather. Kim says:
"Warning: sewing Astrid is addictive!"
Malin (@alvas_garderob) made variant B in size small. Canvas fabric for the outer, woven cotton for the lining, and H200 for interfacing.
Zandra (@strompansyr) made variant A, using fake leather for the outer fabric.
Vivian (@frk.fristad) made all three variants using corduroy for the outer, and a thin cotton fabric as lining. She used different interlinings: H 630 for variant A, Decovil 1 light for variant B, and H640 for variant C.
Sara (@lonn_design) made variant C. She used cotton jersey which she quilted, with fleece as batting as well as a thin interlining for stabilization. She used a linen fabric for the lining.
Pernilla (@meliciadesign) made variant A size medium, using a medium weight cotton fabric for outer, and a light weight cotton for lining.
Nele (@sewstory_by_nele) made variant C, size medium. Canvas for the outer with vlieseline H640 & cotton for the lining. Nele says:
"I loved making it, it’s fun to make something different then clothes once in a while and there are so many different sizes so it’s cool to have options for different purposes of this little pouch!"
Martina (@madebysmedberg) made variant B. She used canvas for the outer fabric, woven cotton for the lining, and an interlining.
Ida (@avidrarand) made variant B, size large, using softshell fabric for the outer, and a thin cotton fabric for the lining. Ida says:
"You never get enough purses, pouches and toiletbags! And here you have some for every occation. Love all the variations, and a beginner-friendly and easy pattern! Sew nice gifts for christmas in no time!"
Alexandra (@madeinslagsta) sewed variant C in size medium. She used a thin cotton fabric for the outer layer, with a heavy interlining. Together with a heavy weight cotton fabric for the lining.
Christina (@ateljeklingetorp) made variant B size large, using a woven cotton for both outer fabric and lining. She used interlining H640 on the outer fabric.
Daniela (@dunder.vidunder) made variant A small, and B large. She used a home interior fabric for the outer and a bed cloth fabric for the lining on variant A, and a thin cotton poplin on variant B. Also a stabilizing interlining.
Fanny (@fs.syr) made variant A, small, in corduroy fabric, and variant C, large, in teddy fabric. For both she used a polyester lining fabric.
Ulrika (@madebyulle) made all three variants. Variant A, small, in a fake leather fabric. Variant B, medium, in oilskin fabric and variant C, medium, in heavy weight cotton fabric and a thin interlining. All have woven medium weight cotton fabrics for lining.
Therese (@pillangodesign) made variant A small and B medium. For the outer fabric: a medium weight woven cotton, stabilized with interlining. And same for the lining.
Nicole (@nic_combi_naait) sewed variant B in size medium. She used canvas for the outer layer and poplin for the lining. Nicole says:
"Ik had nog nooit een tasje / zakje genaaid maar dankzij de tutorial heb ik probleemloos een handgemaakt etui kunnen maken. Inclusief hele nette afwerking!"
Matilda (@s.e.bro) made variant B, size medium. She used a heavy weight cotton fabric for the outer, and a light weight cotton for the lining. No interlining.
Maria (@sysystrar) made variant B. The first one is large, the second is medium. Heavy woven fabric for the outer and shiny curtain fabric for the lining.
Carmen (@sewnby_carmen) made variant C in size medium, with canvas for the outer fabric. She used a stabilizing interlining similar to Decovil light. Carmen says:
"The instructions are clear and easy to follow."
Cecilia (@systrarnas.sommerska) made variant B. She used double gauze for the outer fabric and lining. With interlining on the outer layer.
Cecilia says: "A very easy pattern to follow, many different variants with lots of tips about material choices which makes it easier for the beginner".
Dorthe (@my.creative.mood) made variant C. She used velvet upholstery for the outer fabric and woven cotton for the lining.
Frida (@baralitetill) made variant B, using light weight woven cotton for both outer and lining. She stabilized the outer fabric with H250.
Emma (@lillaedesign) made variant C, medium, and variant B, medium. For her variant C pouch (to the left) she used a heavy cotton for the outer fabric and oilskin for the lining.
Therese (@lottenbytess) made variant B using a thin cotton fabric together with a heavy interlining for the outer, and a thin cotton fabric for the lining.
Karolina (@kariksdesign) made variant C. She used a light-weight fabric similar to denim. With the interlining 9501 Freudenberg. For the lining she used a light cotton.
Jenny (@lilla_tivoli) made variant A small and B medium (to the left) and variant C medium (to the right). For her variant C she used canvas for the outer fabric and fake leather for the lining.
Anna (@tre_sma_a) made variant C in size large using corduroy for the outer fabric and cotton poplin for the lining.
Erika (@pajzingdesign) made variant B in size medium. With a heavy cotton fabric for the outer layer, and french terry for the lining. She used H250 for the interlining. Erika says:
"I love this pattern. I have never sewn a toiletry bag before, it was fun to sew and easy to follow the tutorial."
Josefin (@ravenorakan) made variant C. She used cotton poplin for the outer, stabilized with H250. And a PUL-similar fabric for the lining.
Karolina (@karolinaochsymaskinen) made variant B using jersey fabrics for outer and lining.
Sofia (@by_zepsi) sewed variant C size medium. She used fake leather for the outer fabric, and an upholstery fabric for the lining.
Annika (@alkobben_by_nickan) made variant C, with a textile vinyl outer and cotton lining