Monday, February 3, 2014

Catnap Critter Pouch

My daughter has a few of these Calico Critter sets and they are so tiny and all of the little pieces that go with them are even smaller. They needed a home of their own. Something easy and cute to store them all in.

Jeni's lined drawstring bag tutorial was the perfect for this. I liked this tutorial because there were no exposed seams, you can use a fat quarter even if it's directional (which this one was) and it was just the right size to hold the critter collection. The top opens wide enough for my daughter to see inside and pick out her critters. The strings make it easy to carry it from one room to the next.

Choosing Fabrics

The fabric is so cute it makes me smile when I find it tossed on her table.  I was lucky enough to win it at my local guild meeting! My daughter spied it on my worktable the next day and asked me what I was going to do with it. I recognize fabric love when I see it. Her eyes were aiming huge heart lasers at the kitties. While she was at school, I made this for her birthday. She hugged it immediately upon opening it.

On the worktable
Pattern - Lined Drawstring Bag Tutorial by Jeni Baker, In Color Order
Fabric - Catnap by Lizzy House for Andover, Kona solid in Cerise by Robert Kaufman


  1. this is super duper cute! love that fabric. :)

  2. such a sweet bag! that fabric is so cute. i'm contemplating getting the gelaskins of it

  3. What a sweet idea, who could resist cats?

  4. Adorable! I haven't tried that pattern yet, but it's on my list!

  5. My little girl has a few Sylvanian hedgehogs (similar to the critters I think?) and this would be the perfect way to keep the teeny pieces together! Gorgeous bag!

  6. Very cute! I love those Catnap fabrics.
    I had some Calico Critters when I was a kid, fun times!

  7. I've been wanting to make this bag for Mr. Potato Head parts, particularly because his 'storage compartment' a k a 'butt' doesn't ever stay on! So nice of you to share the Catnap with your daughter!!



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