In keeping with the Sewing on a Budget theme, I will be writing review posts of things I’ve made using free patterns found on the internet.
A couple of months ago, I happened across the cutest little pouch for storing charger cords and adapters, and as we were about to head off on a short holiday, thought that this would be the perfect thing to make to take with us. I could put my phone and iPad charger cords and adapters in it, and not have them lying around the bottom of my bag somewhere just begging to get lost.
It comes as a downloadable PDF pattern, and has 5 pages and 20 photos. It’s very easy to follow and the instructions are quite clear.
Of course, I had to make it out of the cutest fabric you’ve ever seen – those penguins with umbrellas are just too cute! All the fabrics are by Pam Kitty Morning.
There are four elasticated pockets around the sides just right for charge cords, and a space in the middle for adapters. There is even a pocket on the front that fits earbuds!
I originally sewed some Velcro on the flap to close it and added a button. But when I got home from my holiday, I decided the button looked ridiculous, so I took off the Velcro and replaced it with a press stud I found in my stash.
The only thing I would change if I made this again, would be to make it slightly bigger. The pattern makes a 6″ x 6″ pouch – I would increase that to 7″ square, just to give a tad more room inside.
This is such a handy little bag for travelling – and would make the perfect gift!
Do you have a favourite pattern that was free? I’m always looking for a good one – leave a comment and I’ll take a peek.
Till next time,