Noodlehead makes some of my favorite bag and pouch patterns, and I’ve made several of them out of Polk.
First up are some pencil pouches, which are from a free tutorial of hers. These guys are great and not just for pencils. I’ve used mine for toiletries, hand sewing and several other things.
What’s fun is that you can come up with different fabric combinations for the outside panels.
Pattern: Pencil Pouch Tutorial by Noodlehead
Next up are some Petal Pouches (pattern by Noodlehead).
There are 2 sizes included in the pattern–small and large. I’ve made both. I use the smaller size to hold ear buds, chargers and other travel essentials. The bigger one holds more, and I’ve even used mine as a clutch when attending an event.
It’s such an attractive shape, and if you’re worried about sewing curves–don’t be! This one is pretty gentle.
Pattern: Petal Pouch by Noodlehead
I finally made a Traverse bag (pattern also by Noodlehead).
I love this bag so much, and it’s been on my to-sew list forever. Since making it (like immediately upon making it) I’ve been carrying it around daily, and it’s been perfect. The pattern includes 2 size options, and this is the smallest size.
I love the small size because it means I’m not overloading myself and carrying more than what I need. I find that this size holds all of the essentials.
Also handy, I used one of Anna’s hardware kits. It included the zippers, d-rings, slider, cording and little leather accents. I love that she has these available in her shop.
Pattern: Traverse Bag by Noodlehead
It’s worth mentioning that I also recently updated my wallet situation. I’m now using Noodlehead’s minimalist wallet (the smaller size), and it works perfectly with the Traverse. If you’ve ever wanted to make a wallet, this one is a fun and smart sew. I love how easily it comes together.
Pattern: Minimalist Wallet by Noodlehead
Last up is not from Noodlehead, but instead from Grainline. It’s the Dopp kit from the Portside Travel Set. Someone made me one of these, and I use it ALL the time. It’s such a perfect size for many things, but I’m often using it to tote around sewing supplies like my rotary cutter, scissors and other stuff.
Plus, the flat, zippered pocket on the front (there’s a flap hiding the zipper) is perfect for holding your seam gauge and other flat stuff.
Pattern: Dopp kit from the Portside Travel Set by Grainline