Last summer, I was exchanging emails with a lovely crafty friend of mine, and she brought my attention to these absolutely adorable fruit slice pouches. It was one of those projects that I felt compelled to make immediately! On my next trip to the fabric store, I started collecting the fabric and zippers to make not one, but three different versions (I seem to have a thing for mass production…). However, other projects kept popping up, and these fruit slice pouches ended up being Christmas gifts instead!
I followed construction of the tutorial pretty closely, though I did take extra time to satin-stitch around all of the appliques. It took a LONG time, but I am really happy with the result!
I asked my sister-in-law the random and cryptic question, “If you were to choose a slice of fruit (for looks, for taste, whatever floats your boat), what would you choose?” to slyly figure out what kind of slice I should make for her (lemon), and chose orange and lime for myself and my mom (who is fond of key lime pie). I matched the shade of solid cotton to the color zippers I could readily find in the store. The second lemon pouch is for my little girl.
All of the other pouches are lined with white, but I decided to line my own with fabric that coordinates with my big giant bag‘s lining. I wanted another pouch to organize and corral my little bits and bobs (I’m finding that it makes transferring things from bag-to-bag so much easier if I have pouches!).