Yesterday I spent my day cutting interfacing scraps and how! I used my regular rotary cutter and cutting 2-3 layers of woven interfacing at one go. I must admit, it took up a lot of energy!
I ordered an electric cutter online last week and they said they will deliver it by 2nd of November. But at night, DH brought my electric cutter and I was so excited. Today morning I tried cutting several more interfacing, fabrics, and lining fabric. I LOVED it! I can cut 9 -10 layers of regular cotton and around 6 layers of woven interfacing at one go!! Howzzaat!
And out of excitement, I made these cute mini pouches today.
Two of the pouches are zipper tissue pouches and one coin pouch.
You can find the mini zipper tissue pouch pattern HERE or go the Pattern Category in my blog. It's always fun to make things with cute and pretty fabrics, right?
|Mickey Mouse Tissue Zipper Pouch|
I guess I made the right decision by ordering the electric cutter. It makes "batching" work so much easier. For me, cutting interfacing is the most tedious job of purse/wallet making.
This pretty pink fabric was from my scrap bin. Last Friday I cleaned my scrap bins and threw out quite a bit, esp the smallest pieces, like the corner cuts of bags and big pouches I made earlier. I made this coin pouch using the same pattern, but without the tissue holder pieces.
|Floral Pink Card Holder|
Sorting out scrap bins always feel like opening a treasure box. My DH always laughs at me, because I always end up keeping most of the scraps again, instead of throwing them out. But how can you throw a pretty fabric like this, right?
These are the Before and After Photo of my interfacing scraps. I sorted out the woven interfacing and still need to sort out the heavy interfacing ones.
|Scraps - Before|
For now, I rolled them up according to the projects. Now I have enough interfacings to keep me busy for a couple of weeks.
|Scraps - After|
And here is the picture of my new toy.
|Photo is from google|
How do you do your "batching"? Do share in comments, I'd love to learn. I'm pretty bad with keeping things organized LOL.
and I'm featured in Handmade Monday! Yay!