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!




  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.

  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!

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

  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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