String pouches, originally uploaded by listmaker.kat.

Next up in the gift list is a set of 7 or 8 basic pouches in different sizes, for my (other) brother. He asked specifically for them in order to organize whatever he needs in his “new” (second hand but much loved) boat.

I used IKEA fabrics, bought specifically for this project. I like the blue and white check fabric, but my favorite is the one on top: it reminds all of us of the fabric they used to make mattresses (perhaps they still do?). We have slept on many mattresses that look like that, and I couldn’t resist making the biggest pouch with it.

I used different color ribbons on each pouch, to help identifying its contents. It was a fun project for me to make, and I hope they will prove useful and travel well.