Monday, August 13, 2018

Fall Pouch from 50 Little Gifts


It was almost a year ago now that I got an email from Susanne Woods, publisher at Lucky Spool, to see if I would be willing to contribute my Pixie Basket and Key Pouch patterns to a printed collection of tutorials called 50 Little Gifts. The answer was yes, of course. As someone who often forgets to bookmark a cute tutorial and then spends a big chunk of time later on trying to find it, a book like this is gold for me. Everything in here is small, simple, and perfect for gifting to any number of people in your life . . . ahem, including yourself. And it's all in one book that you can easily grab whenever you need it.


Case in point: this adorable little Window Zippered Pouch pattern by Chase Wu, one of my favorite sources of patchwork inspiration. I pulled out some Calico Crow by Lauren Nash, the cutest fall collection I've ever seen, and sewed up this little pouch last night after dinner. I can't tell you what a pleasure it was to make something easy and seasonal like this just for fun -- and in only an hour! It even gave me the chance to use this little squirrel charm for the zipper which I've been saving for a while now.


Just looking at the back of this pouch makes me want to go bake some fall goodies . . .


Speaking of which, wouldn't this make a darling hostess gift to give along with a pie or a plate of cookies? Just slip the recipe inside and give it to a friend along with the food. Or fill it with candy for treats at an autumn party. Or tuck a gift card, notepad, and pen inside for a back-to-school gift for your child's teacher. See what I mean about this book? Gift giving options galore!


So who wants one? Lucky Spool has given me a copy of 50 Little Gifts to share with one of you lovely readers. Just leave a comment below, and I'll pick a random winner on Friday. All are welcome to enter, just make sure you write down your email address in the comment if you're a no-reply blogger. Spread the word to friends who might want to enter. Christmas is coming, after all, and this book is going to be a winner for quick holiday gifts.

Happy sewing, friends!

***NOTE: Giveaway now closed. Congratulations to Laura from Slice of Pi Quilts!***

115 comments:

  1. What! This book is genius, perfect timing for the holidays. Haha thanks for the chance to win Heidi...

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  2. Adorable!!! Just in time for holiday sewing!

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  3. Cute bag!! Thanks for the give away! Looks like a great book to have!
    Kecwhitehead@gmail.com

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  4. This book looks wonderful! Thanks for the chance at your giveaway. :)

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  5. I would so love this book! The pouch immediately reminded me of making persimmon cookies with my mom. She’s gone now....thank you for the opportunity!🤗

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  6. Love your sweet little project! Found your blog through IG. jessamyn(dot)hawkins@gmail.com

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  7. Such an adorable book. What a great idea!

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  8. Oh how fun! Love your idea to use this sweet pouch as hostess gift, perfect! Would love a chance to win! Heidi Lyon
    Bessaboostudio@gmail.com

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  9. Oh my goodness! Little gifts like these are my absolute favorite thing to make! �� such a pretty pouch too! What good timing for this to be released as I’m just gearing up to make gifts for the holidays! Cheers from Carly W.

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  10. Oh my goodness! Little gifts like these are my absolute favorite thing to make! 😍 such a pretty pouch too! What good timing for this to be released as I’m just getting to work on gifts for the holidays! Cheers, Carly W.

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  11. Looks like a must have book! I love everything you make!!
    satterfieldfamily at sbcglobal dot net

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  12. What a delightful treat(s) idea. And I just happen to have some Calico Crow, too. All I need is the pattern and a squirrel!

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  13. How exciting! I would love a copy!
    Julie Porter
    Julieporter112@gmail.com

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  14. Oh my stars, that pouch is too cute! bdkitty2@hotmail.com

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  15. This would be a perfect first edition to my first ever sewing room which is now being built! Would love to win this! Lovely pouch and giveaway! ralstonpamla@gmail.com

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  16. Thank you, love the pouch and book💕💕

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  17. Looks amazing. Thanks for sharing info about it and for the chance to win.

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  18. What a darling pouch! It sure is handy to have all those sweet little patterns in one book.

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  19. Books like this are such time savers! I love your sweet, seasonal zip pouch with that fantastic charm. :)
    rebcartwright@gmail.com

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  20. The book sounds great! It would be the perfect addition to our MQG library. So if I happen to win, I'll be donating it to the Central Florida MQG. Thanks for the chance!

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  21. I really enjoy sewing for friends!! Can’t wait to see this book.

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  22. I like books with little gift ideas! And they help me learn new tricks!

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  23. Oh yes please! I love a home made gift!

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  24. What a great book!!! Your little pouch is darling:) raeshadrz at yahoo dot com

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  25. Such a gorgeous project! Would love to win this book as I am always looking for quick little gifts of handmade goodness! :)

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  26. Thank you for a great giveaway. I always make lots of Christmas and birthday gifts each year and it would be great to get some new ideas. x

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  27. Spectacular, my daughter and I would enjoy this book very much! sandra@kash.net

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  28. Great looking book. I love making small projects between quilt projects.

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  29. Congrats! The book sounds great! I'm thinking teacher and friend gifts... Putting it on my wishlist now!

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  30. A small, thoughtful, handmade gift from the heart is always appreciated. And fun to make! A collection of 50 such projects is a goldmine :)

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  31. I’ve been eagerly awaiting this book! Looks like so many cute projects in it!

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  32. It sounds like an awesome book! And that pouch is so cute!

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  33. Lots of cute gifts and stocking stuffers in this book. Congratulations on having two of your projects in it! Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy.

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  34. I’m going to love this book! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  35. I love Lucky Spools, and little projects is such a smart idea.

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  36. Love the pouch! And congratulations being in the book. That’s exciting! Yes, this one’s on my wishlist too. Thanks for sharing.

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  37. Love your fabric choices for the pouch and corresponding gift ideas!

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  38. I love to sew small items, instant gratification!

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  39. The book looks great!Thanks for the chance to win

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  40. What an adorable pouch! Would love to see the other projects in this book. I am a big proponent of homemade gifts!!!

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  41. Too cute for words. I’d just adore winning this. Thanks Heidi ��

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  42. Wow, a collection of great, little gifts to make, perfect for anyone who enjoys sewing!

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  43. No matter what ... I'm getting this book! xoxo

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  44. Wonderful book, it would make a perfect addition to my quilt "library"!

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  45. I would love this book. lmemmer@hotmail.com

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  46. I would love to get this book. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  47. You are one MOST clever & creative soul!!! Love how your brain operates-the book looks like so much F U N! Susan

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  48. How Fun, might I be the lucky one, vdbohi@gmail.com

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  49. Oh, I'm definitely interested in this book! I love to make little gifts for friends and family. If I don't win it, I'm buying it! Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

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  50. Beautiful colours! Fall colours are my favourite and nice little project too, as usual..

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  51. I'm always looking for quick gifts. Looks like a great book! Naragonbets@gmail.com

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  52. Love this book idea. There are so many times when you would like a little gift for friends, neighbors, guild members, or just because. Thanks for sharing it.

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  53. Heidi, what a great idea to give this recipe pouch, along with the gift of food. Having a large family, I'm always looking for small gift items that I am able to afford. Since I love to bake, this one is perfect.

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  54. How exciting! Thank you for the opportunity to win!

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  55. Wish it were on my shelf right now!

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  56. This book looks wonderful! Congratulations on getting 2 projects included! I will be adding this to my wishlist!

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  57. Thank you for the chance to have access to one of your cute ideas. The book sounds like a great idea. Anne (lilorphannie63@sbcglobal.net)

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  58. I would love to have this book, my Granddaughter loves to sew with me, and this book is perfect!

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  59. This sounds like an awesome book! I'm always looking for some amazing little makes to give as gifts!

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  60. Love that pouch! I'd like to see what else is in the book.

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  61. This is the CUTEST thing I’ve seen in a loooong time!!! Love!!! ���� and congratulations!

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  62. OOOOh...I would love to have this book! I need more ideas and patterns for gifty things. Thanks!

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  63. I love to make little gifts to have on hand. You never know when you can bring a smile to someone's day with a little gift. The book looks like it is packed with great ideas to make smiles happen.

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  64. Lovely! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  65. So cute, love the pumpkin pouch!!! 😊

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  66. What a great idea, a book of little gifts. I laughed when you referred to looking a long time for tutorials you know you noted down "somewhere"!

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  67. That thing about spending time trying to refind a pattern or tute? ... my life. This book is pure genius. A covey of little gifts to add to my "ready basket" .... Perfect!

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  68. Oh this book sounds awesome and I would love to be the lucky winner!

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  69. Cute pouch. I have some clear vinyl just hanging around waiting for a little project.

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  70. What a handy little book! And your pouch is perfect for so many occasions. I'd love to win the book! Thanks.

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  71. I can’t wait to check out this book. I’v Made a few of the pixie basket so this ought to be great.

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  72. The book looks so sweet--congrats on having your little projects included!

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  73. Such a cute project! Who wouldn't want a great little book of fun projects! Thanks for the giveaway.
    yoyopattycakes at hotmail dot com

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  74. I love small projects! These look wonderful. Thanks for the chance to win the book.
    odgbk at aol dot com

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  75. Love the pouch! I've always wanted to sew with vinyl. vkoh159 (at) mchsi (dot) com

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  76. Looks like a wonderful book! I love little gift items to sew for family and friends. Thank you, peterstankovich@comcast.net

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  77. I love your fabric choice and the little charm. This book would be a great resource.

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  78. Cute project. I would love to win the book. Acreativeengineerinnv (at) gmail.com

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  79. Oh Thank you so much for the chance to win! I should be so lucky! I love to take a break from making big quilts etc. and make something small I know someone would love. Thanks again for the chance

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  80. Such a sweet gift idea and the squirrel tag is a great finishing touch! Love to see the rest of the projects in the book...I love quick projects!

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  81. You are getting me ready for fall with this post! Lovely pouch:)

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  82. My favorite kind of sewing project lately and all in one book!

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  83. Love your pouch. Those windows are fun- I like to add a “surprise” on the inside. Thanks fir sharing!

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  84. I love pumpkins, pouches and patchwork. Can’t wait to see more inspiring projects!

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  85. That pouch!!! I can’t wait to see what else is in that book. Jbsg1998 at Comcast dot net

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  86. What a sweet fabric collection you have used, and the squirrel charm is just perfect!

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  87. Oh i can’t wait to get a copy of this book!! I love making tiny gifts.

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  88. What a fun book! Love your pouch - such fab fabric!

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  89. Super cute idea for a book! So excited you made it in! Would love to be lucky to win! Cheers

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  90. Super cute pouch, especially with the little squirrel charm! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  91. What a great idea for a book! Thanks for the chance to win ;c) shopgirl 7232 at yahoo dot com

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  92. The book looks fantastic. What a great idea to include a recipe in the pouch.

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  93. I much prefer giving handmade gifts when I can, and am always looking for good ideas that won't take forever to make. This book sounds like the perfect answer to that search!

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  94. What a sweet little pouch! You did an amazing job selecting fabrics (As usual)!

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  95. Looks like a great book! Small handmade gifts are the best!

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  96. What a cute little pouch! I am all about little gifts that are quick completes. I don't have a lot of time to sew but when I do, it's great to be able to complete a project. Love it. Thanks for the chance to win!
    kcschadler@gmail.com

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  97. I love making little gifts for friends and family. Your little pixie baskets are one of my favorite go to gifts to make and fill with surprises. Homemade gifts are the best and this book really speaks to my heart.
    Love everything about your sweet little pouch! It’s perfect and I really love your ideas to include a recipe card inside and a plate of goodies with it. Awesome make Heidi!
    Thank you sewww much for giving us all a chance to win this must have book! Perfect timing to get started on holiday gift making.

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  98. Would love a copy! Little homemade gifts are my favorite. Thanks for the opportunity!!

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  99. That book sounds like fun. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  100. I just found your blog and can't wait to "dive in"! This book sounds perfect for little gifts! I'd love to win a copy! Thanks!

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  101. What a great little project ! Love the fabric and especially the squirrel. That sounds like a great book and I would be happy to be one of your lucky winners :)

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