Notions Pouch Sew Along Grand Prize Winner!


The Notions Pouch Sew Along has come to a close and I had such a fabulous time, which abruptly came to an end when I realized I had to choose a grand prize winner from all the amazing entries! How would I ever decide? Seriously, how to choose:

 retro mama | Notions Pouch SAL Roundup
1. Mary @misspuppycostura 2. Jennifer @crimsonconfection 3. Mareike @mareike76 4. Maryvonne @sonnevonne 5. Saru @sewaftersix 6. Lindsay @linzentart 7. Michelle @coleandtaffy 8. Gracey @burlapandblossompatterns 9. Katharina 10. Donna @djnelson1973 11. Lesley @berry_birdy 12. Dawneika @dawneika 13. @maddie_sews 14. Lauri @laurispringer 15. Mike @zmama03 16. Sam @samanthamackie31

But first, here are the winners from Week 3, hosted by Kim @robotmomsews and Mary @sunnydaysupply (Sunny Day Supply shop)

Week 3 winners (Photos by Kelly and Julie)

First is Kelly @pinkadotquilts with her gorgeous sugar sack notions pouch. The binding is wonderful, and the words just fit on the front, perfect!

 retro mama | Notions Pouch Sew Along Week 3 winner Kelly @pinkadotquilts
And second is Julie @julesopotamus and her adorable Little Red Riding Hood pouch with that cute flower button and cherry zipper pull!

 retro mama | Notions Pouch SAL Week 3 winner Julie @julesopotamus
Congratulations to all of the weekly winners, and thank you to everyone who entered their pouches in the #notionspouchSAL! I loved every single pouch--truly there were so many outstanding pouches that it caused me actual distress to have to choose--and I'm so grateful for your support and for inviting me and my pattern into your sewing rooms over the last several weeks! I’m going to miss the sew along, but I'm excited to see what all of you will be stitching up next!

Grand Prize Winner!

The pouch that I’ve chosen as the winner is one that I couldn’t get it out of my head--the vintage camper pouch by Cindy @freida_fritz. My retro-loving heart is in love with this amazing pouch--and bonus sweet floral pouch! I think Cindy got a lot of our imaginations going with her creativity! Photos are from Cindy's Instagram.

 retro mama | Notions Pouch SAL Grand Prize winner Cindy @freida_fritz

 retro mama | Notions Pouch SAL Grand Prize winner Cindy @freida_fritz
Her prize package includes the following:

*2 rolie polies from Riley Blake Designs (Mae Flowers by Lindsay Wilkes and Berkshire Garden by Lila Tueller)
*Small Mae Flowers bundle
*A huge stash of zippers from Zipit Zippers (not all pictured)
*An adorable wood button collection from Zipit Zippers
*Vintage style scissors from Warm Crochet
*A $50 gift certificate from Fat Quarter Shop

 retro mama | Notions Pouch Sew Along grand prize

And because I just couldn't resist, I've chosen two runners-up who will also receive prizes (prizes TBD)!

#1: With four incredible entries, Saadia @yasahandmade won me over with her beautifully detailed pouches, each showcasing her incredible sewing skills.

 retro mama | Notions Pouch SAL Saadia @yasahandmade
#2: Melanie's @soupandsunshine notions pouch features the coziest little hobbit hole! I love the layered appliqué and quilting and basically I want to live there!

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Photos by Saadia and Melanie.

Prizes will be mailed as soon as I can, considering that my kiddos are home for Spring Break this week!

Congratulations to Cindy, Saadia, and Melanie!

Happy Stitching,


  1. Thank you so much for a fun sew along. I will be making more of these perfect little pouches!

  2. Thank you for a GREAT pattern, and super fun sew a long! I loved it!