Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Hexi Zipper Pouch - October Maxie Mail Subscription Box

Seriously loving my new Hexi Zipper Pouch I made with the October Maxie Mail Subscription Box! I love these gorgeous Art Gallery Fabrics!!! The colors are perfect for autumn! Plus I always love a deer print!!! 

I loved learning a new way of making hexies with liquid starch -- so genius! Plus Maxie made 3 videos this month 1- Sewing the full zipper pouch 2 - English Paper Piecing 3 -Making the Hexi Zipper Pull.

Let's chat more about the October Maxie Mail Box-

EVERYTHING is included in your October Maxie Mail Box to make your Hexi Zipper Pouch PLUS a full video tutorial. So don't worry if this your first time with English Paper Piecing or installing a zipper---Maxie makes it easy!

What’s inside your box:
  • Art Gallery Fabrics from Bonnie Christine’s Sweet as Honey Collection and Pat Bravo’s Artisan Collection
  • Pellon SF101 Shape-Flex Fusible Interfacing
  • Hugs ’n Kisses fusible, water soluble 1” hexagons
  • Best Press Spray Starch Alternative
  • Paint Brush
  • Foxglove Cottage Straw Needles - Size 10
  • Gutermann thread for pouch assembly
  • Super Thread’s Bottom Line bobbin thread for EEP and appliqué
  • 14” zipper and zipper pull hardware
  • Tea
What you will learn:
  • English Paper Piecing (EPP)
  • Invisible Applique´
  • Zipper installation with zipper tabs
  • Finished lining
  • Boxed Corners
  • Making a Zipper Pull
  • Working with fusible stabilizers
I loved learning how to make hexies with liquid starch! I will definitely make hexies like this again! I left the fusible hexagons "in" my project. Since I added 2 more hexies to my pouch, I used the traditional paper hexies for the extra, which came out super easy with the starch method!

What I love about English Paper Piecing is that you can sew them together anywhere. My daughter and I watched a movie while I hand stitched! Super Thread’s Bottom Line bobbin thread is the BEST and makes your stitches invisible- even with the whipstitch.

I was trying to decide if I wanted to hand stitch my hexies to my pouch OR machine stitch them??? I went with quilting them down, which I love! I used the included Gutermann thread for the machine stitching down.

The Hexi Zipper Pouch is a good size pouch (10" x 12") so I added a wrist strap! I love the convenience of a wrist strap as I'm planning on using this Hexi Zipper Pouch LOTS! I seriously LOVE it!

My corners are actually boxed (not rounded), it's just hard to tell as I have the pouch laying down instead of standing up ;). 

Here's a little peek on the inside -

I enjoy receiving my Maxie Mail Subscription Box each month! I love how she always teaches us a new technique and includes the supplies to make the project! It is truly a "class in a box". They are great for anyone who loves sewing and quilting! I love how I can take a class right in my home! Plus the projects are always useful and beautiful!

Previous Maxie Mail Subscription Blog Posts 
May 2018 - Cool Tools
April 2018 - Peppermint Rose Pillowcases
March 2018 - Strippy Aunt Josie Mini Quilt/Pillow

Have a great day and happy sewing! 

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  1. Very nice pouches. 'Love those fabrics and hexies.

  2. Your pouch is adorable! I am really excited by your notions, though. I've never seen the Mary Ellen's Best Press in a little spray bottle like that, and I'm really curious about the water soluble fusible product. Does it really give you a stiff enough edge to press over, but then completely disappear in the finished item once it's washed?


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