Personalized Zip Pouches

When I needed a break from the bigger Christmas projects (like the 9-Patch Puzzle quilt), I started sewing up a few zip pouches. I had used the Heat 'n Bond Iron-On Vinyl on one of the Denyse Schmidt fabrics from Jo Ann's, so I used that for the pouch interiors and coordinating prints for the exteriors.
DSC_0149 The exteriors seemed a bit plain, so I added a hexagon and hand embroidered some friends' first initials!
DSC_0148 Once the pouches were sewn up, I stuffed them with candy and other goodies personalized for each friend.
For one lucky friend I even dug into my Anna Maria Horner voile and made an infinity scarf:
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I actually really loved all of these gifts, and wanted to keep them for myself. But in the end I stood firm and gifted them all. I do have some of the voile left, though.... ;)