Disclaimer: I have a professional relationship with Joy Letters, Fairfield, and Coats and Clark and I have received free product/compensation from them.
When I was a little girl, I would spend so many summer nights sleeping over at my friend Angel’s house. She lived next door and was an only child for most of our childhood together. I, on the other hand, was the oldest of four children, all born within five years of each other, so I loved to escape over to the peace and quiet of her house whenever I could. Her mother was a great, Italian cook and my memories of her house were the smell of sauce simmering and blasting cold air conditioning. My parents never ran the air conditioner, so that was another selling point. Angel and I would sleep in her finished basement, listen to Shaun Cassidy records, and play Barbies.
This Princess and the Pea Sleepover set was inspired by my fond memories of summer sleepovers. I created the tote bag for the Creating with Joy blog and then decided to make a matching zipper pouch for my daughter to carry her toothbrush and hair ties in. Everything is monogrammed so when my daughter leaves it at her friend’s house (which she will no doubt do) everyone will know who it belongs to. The zipper pouch is made with Fairfield’s Shield Interfacing which provides a moisture barrier which will come in handy when my daughter shoves her wet toothbrush into the bag or sets it down on a wet bathroom counter top (which she will also no doubt do).
Supplies to make a Princess and the Pea Sleepover Pouch
- Fairfield’s Shield Interfacing
- Joy Letters for Monogram (you can find these at your local craft or sewing store)
- Fabric for the zipper pouch-for fabric on the bottom, I used a canvas drop-cloth from the hardware store. They are super inexpensive, sturdy, and you can paint and sew all over them.
- Polka dot fabric for accent fabric.
- Fabric for interior. I used Heather Ross’s Far Far Away fabric line which has a Princess and the Pea print in it. It’s out of print, but you can find it in quite a few Etsy shops.
- Zipper. I got mine from Coats and Clark. They have all kinds of cool prints on their zippers.
- Green bead and wire to create a “pea” charm.
To create the Princess and the Pea Sleepover Pouch, I just followed the same tutorial I used here, but I ironed-on my Joy letter monogram and I used the Shield interfacing between the outer fabric and the lining. Don’t forget to attach a little green bead to the zipper pull to represent the pea under your princess’s mattress! I think this project would be so cute as a gift for a little girl, don’t you?