I have had the instructions for this Goody Good Binding Kit printed off and waiting to be made for a long time. As soon as I saw it featured at the Fat Quarter Shop I knew I had to make one for myself. I think it was the 'goody' pocket holding a Three Musketeers Bar and a bag of Skittles that had me hooked! Vanessa Goertzen, from Lella Boutique ( HERE ), generously shares her tutorial with great directions and photos every step of the way. It made the construction really easy for me, something I'm still new at doing.
I love the fabric I chose from the Scrumptious collection by Bonnie & Camille. It was a tough decision to cut up my fat quarters for this kit (instead of for a quilt) but there is no point keeping fabric in the cupboard for 'someday' when there is a great way to use it now! There will always be more fabric, right? As a matter of fact, I think there are one or two new collections just released from Camille Roskelley and I haven't even touched a few of the old ones I'm hoarding.
Anyway, I love how my kit turned out. Making all those bags from the Craftsy Zip It Up: Easy Techniques for Zippered Bags class (probably on sale right now!?!) also helped tremendously when it came to do the zipper portion of the pouch, as well as working with all the layers. I also ended up with a slightly larger section and was able to figure out how to adjust things to fit. Maybe I am learning how to transfer my skills from one project to another!?
Here are the pics of my binding kit. It was so fun to make and I am really proud of the result. I am excited to tote it around with me when I have some hand binding to do. I took a picture of what it's supposed to hold...and then another of what I will actually keep in it. There's no way I'm 'storing' an Ethel's chocolate bar in the pocket...let me just say that particular prop no longer exists!
Definitely check out Vanessa's tutorial and perhaps make your own Goody Goody Binding kit. It's a charmer!