Monday, July 9, 2012

Work on commission - smartphone pouch

Yesterday I had my first  commission work!

It‘s a smartphone pouch and I was pretty free as for design and fabrics, except that it had to be from corduroy and padded, and I knew, the recipient likes colour orange. Well, I‘ve picked some fabrics that are not right now in my working stash – creative initiation came from a piece of Marimekko Unikko cotton, in fact from a couple of yellow and orange poppy flowers that were printed on that fabric among the others in rose and red. And I wanted to use more shades of blue, because that pouch didn‘t have to be girly. Guess what is the main flower? Right, carnation! Well, I‘m pleased how it turned out and the recipient is pleased as well, so that now I can publish the photos.

It‘s made of brownish corduroy, with appliqué in variety of cottons (see photos), with free motion stitching. It has a zipper, is fully lined and padded to ensure stability and sturdiness. There is a little pendant with two wooden beads at one side.

It has been interesting and inspiring - I'm gonna make some more to explore another appliqué patterns and with another background fabric. I'll keep you posted!


  1. Congratulations! That is only a beginning!

  2. Thanks! That's why I'm doing a couple more :)