Monday, April 19, 2010

Multiplying Pouches

I seem to have an overabundance of zippers.  Odd, I know.  I can't pass them up when I see them at thrift stores or garage sales.  I remember making a fleece vest for Sydney when she was a baby.  I was so proud of myself and how inexpensively I had produced a wearable garment.  Until I went  to buy the 7" seperating zipper the pattern called for!  So now in my quest to never buy a zipper retail ever again, I snatch them up second hand every chance I get.  My last score was a gallon size ziploc full for $2.  How could I pass that up? :)

Anyway, all that to say that I had too many zippers and needed to use some up.  Hence the multiplying pouches.

I've made a few to give away for prizes at our knitting group...

And a few for myself to use (the other one is already in my bag!)...

And three for baby use someday (a diaper & travel wipes container fit in here)...

And there will probably be more.  I've learned these are much faster to make it you do several at a time.  With all this practice zippers hardly even seem scary anymore! 

4 comments:

G'G'ma said...

Oh, my, I gave away a large bag of zippers at the last garage sale....in the "free" box. Isn't that the way it goes? Give something away and within a couple weeks I find a need for it!!

amandajean said...

i LOVE zip pouches. yours are cute! i have a bunch of thrifted zippers, too. so handy and such a cost savings. i have been known to design a bag around a zipper. :)

Katherine said...

OH, these are so cute and so practical, too. You can't have too many zip pouches.
We are on the same wavelength, Roxanne! I spent time over the weekend adding more zippers to my thrifted stash thanks to the thrifty sale of the year. I just can't pass them up. I now have two containers to hold'em all. LOL

Very Mary said...

Check out this tutorial! I think you can make it work for you, too!

http://www.everythingetsy.com/2010/04/make-a-peeking-bag-with-crafterhours-twilltape-giveaway-guest-tutorial/