Leather Accent Fold Over Pouch: sewing pattern review

This is Emily's first post on the UpCraft Club blog. Let's give her a warm welcome!
Hey there!  I am Emily and you may have seen me over at my blog, Lady and the Gents!  I have been sewing for 2 years and have fully immersed myself into the online sewing community!  I love the friendships and connections I have made with some amazing sewists, and I am really excited to be a part of the new UpCraft Club blogging team!  
Life over here has been pretty hectic with back to school preparations, so I thought what better to start out than with an easy sew!  I often forget about me when I am sewing.  My kiddos definitely get first dibs on my sewing time, so unless I am testing a women's pattern, I normally don't make myself anything!
I decided that I needed a new little bag and the Leather Accent Fold Over Pouch fit the bill!  Cute yet super stylish, I knew I needed this bag, like yesterday!
I need to confess to you all, I made mistakes.  Lots of mistakes.  But everything I did wrong was because of my own issues, it had NOTHING to do with the pattern!  It could have been that my machine decided to stop working, or that I haven't slept in days, who knows!  The bottom line is this "little" pouch is something you need to make!
I really loved that measurements and pattern pieces were given in this pattern!  I normally am all about just using the measurements and saving paper, but that was one area I knew I would mess up so I went with the pieces.  Everything is super easy to cut, and you don't need any crazy materials to make this, which is a huge plus!
I decided on this gorgeous mint and gold heart fabric that spoke to me at the fabric store and practically begged me to buy it, so I did.  I also got this darling white and gold bow fabric for the lining.  Have no fear friends, I WILL be making more of these pouches with all the fabric I have left!
The instructions were super easy to follow, and for someone that doesn't normally make these kinds of things, I had no real issues, unless you count the fact that I totally sewed my lining to the accent pieces.  OOOPPPSSSS!!!  It was all my fault.  The instructions are fantastic if you choose to follow them ;)
Not only can you choose from 2 different leather accents, but there is even a bonus pouch size included.  I will be doing that one next! 
Instead of leather, I chose this gorgeous tan suede.  It is soft and lovely.  I kind of want an entire bag out of it now!
This is a fairly quick sew, even with the zipper.  The hardest part of this entire project was making sure your fabrics don't shift and your accent pieces line up when sewing.
I love that this is fully lined with no exposed seams.  The inside is just as pretty as the outside!
And the name of the pattern is a little deceiving!  This "pouch" is quite large!  I was pleasantly surprised at how roomy it is!  It can hold a ton and will be my go to bag when I need to run somewhere and don't want to carry a big purse.
I think this would make a great bag for a mom on the go.  Perfect for keys, money, ID, a diaper and wipes!  This would also be a great gift for a new mom filled with all kinds of goodies for her and her bundle of joy.
I really can't wait to sew up more of these.  I'm thinking this may be my go-to gift this year at Christmas!  I think the versatility of this pattern is endless!  I definitely will be making a "fancy" pouch version soon!
Thanks for stopping by and happy sewing!
Go get the Fold Over Pouch pattern by LBG Studio right now. We'd love to see your version of the Fold Over Pouch. Tag us on Instagram @UpCraftClub. #foldoverpouch
August 26, 2015 by UpCraft Club
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Shelly said:

This is totally adorable! Love the light tan leather and mint print

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