Friday, January 4, 2013

Open Wide Zipper Pouches

I finished the top of the 2010 FQS Designer Mystery BOM quilt yesterday (photos to come in a later post) and after giving it a good pressing, I folded it neatly and put it away until I am able to prepare the backing and start quilting.

I wasn't really in the mood for another big project and then I came across a blog post by Anna at Noodlehead who made the cutest little zipper pouches in the world! I thought these pouches would be perfect for my girls as makeup pouches so I got to work.

I pulled out fat quarters I won a while ago from the Fat Quarter Shop (Ruby by Bonnie and Camille for Moda) and within the hour, I had 2 complete zipper pouches!

 

This is the 1st one I made. I have to admit that I struggled a bit with the zipper. I don't like having to use the zipper foot on my sewing machine and I'm really not very good at it so the zipper on this one isn't perfect. I also had a little mishap with my rotary cutter and took a chunk out of my left index finger in the process of making this pouch. I sure hope Marianne and Brittany appreciate the suffering I sometimes have to go through in order to make these things! :-)

 

And here is the 2nd pouch. The zipper was a lot easier the second time around and no fingers were injured in the making of this pouch!

If you are looking for a super fast, easy and cute pouch for a gift or for yourself, I highly recommend this tutorial. The instructions are crystal clear and the results are fabulous.

Linking up at AmandaJean's for Finish It Up Friday!

Thank you for visiting and have a wonderful weekend everyone!

Izzy

 

4 comments:

  1. I've only recently braved zippers myself and just need to make more to make it easier and less scary each time. Love your fabrics.

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  2. cute pouches! Those zippers do get easier with practice. I do hope your finger is okay and not going to hamper any quilty adventures!

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  3. Cute bags... I have GOT to make some of these this year! I'll bet they will be addictive once I get started.

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  4. I love the pouches -- they're going on my bucket list! And, I can't wait to see your designer mystery BOM quilt top. Happy New Year!

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