They make great little presents for people, and I always make them as presents when the boy gets invited to girls’ birthday parties, with their name appliqued onto the front.
I have made them in lots of different sizes, from as small as 4 inches wide to as big as about 20 inches, the pattern just needs a little adapting depending on the size you want.
I have made so many of these now that I can whip them up in half an hour. Obviously if I want to include any applique on them they take a little longer.
Here are some of my prism pouches I have made over the last year:
Little Bird Applique on a Prism Pouch.
I love the contrasting lining of these two, and the classic combination of red and navy.
Here’s one that I made for a little girl’s birthday, with her name appliqued onto the front and little flowers appliqued onto the other side. I did all the sewing by hand before I discovered that I could applique using my machine and a small zigzag stitch! That was a time-consuming endeavour.
I really like making things for people as presents, and this goes for children too. Little girls really do love personalised presents, and these little pouches always go down a storm and are really appreciated by the parents too. I know I would have loved things like this when I was a little girl (I still love things like this!) and they’re always fun to make. I do find it a bit harder thinking of things to make for boys though.