i made this a few months ago, when i got these tarot cards. they're so freaking amazing, and gorgeous, and perfect, they NEEDED to have a proper home!
i used very lightweight sandwashed silk, leftover from my mixed media heart brooches.
i knew that the silk would be much too flimsy for the bag, but i really wanted a natural fibre for the pouch, and i loved the bright pink, so i interlined it with cotton quilt batting.
the quilt batting gave it structure as well as strength, and made it strong enough to machine embroider the anatomical heart design from urban threads onto it. i switched up the colours a bit to stay in the same colour family as the fabric, and i love how it turned out.
a little bit of the batting showed around the embroidery stitches, but i'm choosing to ignore that!
i lined the bag with more of the same silk, and sewed a channel about an inch below the top to thread ribbon through.
it ended up being the perfect size to hold the card deck, including the gorgeous little book that came with it, and a little stuffed heart that a dear friend made me.