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Sep 27, 2017

Bicycle Pouch

Some time ago I told you about a pouch I was making. Several things (and posts) have happened since then, but today I finally finished it and am posting about it. 

This is a simple little pouch using canvas with heat n bond embellishments and some beading. Cute but effective. I had originally made up steps to make one, but forgot to photograph the last steps, so I'll show you what I do have. 

First the little pouch. 

The inside of the pouch. 

This is where she started out! I cut up some fabric, and fussy cut out a tree trunk and branches.

Then I ironed them onto some heat n bond and cut them out. 

I cut out some canvas and some quilt batting the same size, then using Staz On Ink, I stamped the bicycle onto the canvas. I used a permanent marker to outline the frame of the bike. Then ironed it.

Using the flowery material, I also stamped the bike onto that, cut out the wheels and sewed them on. I went over the tires with the permanent marker. Then ironed it again and sewed a silver bead in the center of each wheel.

I cut out a bunch of the flowers from the fabric and saved them to use on the tree.

Since they already had heat n bond on them, I ironed them in place, then put little beads in the center of each one.

That's where the process ended as far as photos are concerned. I sewed the lining and the outside of the pouch together, adding a zipper. Then I pressed it a bit more since the canvas doesn't lie very flat. That's it! 

And that's the end of my post! 

Blessings everyone! 


  1. What a gorgeous wee pouch Carmen - and thanks for the 'how to'.

  2. I read your disclaimer for usage of free prints; when I find something that has a Scripture on it , I like to post to my FB page to share with others. It will usually have on the bottom the Web page / name. Can your prints be used in that manner? duenml@comcast.net?


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