Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Patchy Pouch


Several weeks ago Katherine posted a photo of her WIPs. I zoomed in to snoop and saw a beautiful quilted zippered pouch, made from scraps no less. It inspired me to start one of my own. Mine isn't made from scraps, but it is all from my stash. I actually picked out the fabric based on the zippers I had available.

I love zippered pouches. They are a quick and easy project, they don't take much fabric, and who doesn't love a cute little bag? I had fun playing with some patchwork ideas on this one. It seems so simple and easy when it's this size!


The front and back are the same on this pouch. I always end up hand sewing the lining. It's the only way I can get it to look nice and be straight. Anybody else have better luck at that?

7 comments:

I'm Sally said...

Cute pouch! I have that same polka dot fabric and just used it to make a handbag. They would make a great pair!

LeeAnn said...

I've got a good technique for straight zipper pouches. I was thinking of posting a tutorial about my newly discovered skills I attained over Xmas. :)

Amy Jo said...

I love zippered pouches - can't ever have enough of them!

I AM VERY MARY said...

Here's my advice: let other people sew them! HEE HEE!

Katherine said...

This is so cute, Roxanne! Great fabric combo - especially loving those dots. I agree with you - you can never have too many zipper top pouches!

I don't always hand sew my lining in. It really depends upon the pattern. For the most recent pouch I sewed (the green linen with the hand embroidered front) I stitched the lining and face fabric to the zipper at the same time, which worked quite nicely.

Rebecca said...

Cute! Love the dotty fabric. I'm still afraid to try to put in a zipper. LOL I need to stop worrying that I'll hate what I make and just do it!!

amandajean said...

it's very cute! I like your patchwork. I leave the complete bottom open of the lining fabric. then, when finishing it, tuck in the fabric a quarter of an inch, iron it, and then sew straight across the bottom. the liniing ends up being a tad shorter than the outside, so it works perfectly.