I am a bit late in posting this project preview, but I wanted to add some variations to it, just to make it fun.
For this month's sew-along we will be making zip pouches!
I tell you, these are simply fun to make. And fun to use. And fun to give
The main reason that I love making a good zip pouch is that you can customize it in so many ways. And they take a small amount of fabric and supplies, so you can generally use what you already have on hand.
Without further ado, let me introduce March's zip pouches:
We have a basic zip pouch, one focus fabric. We have a patchwork zip pouch (my favorite!). A simple appliqued zip pouch. And a pouch with a bottom.
You get to choose the one that works for you.
I will be posting the main tutorial, and then each day after that I will post one variation. And believe me when I say, none of the variations are difficult. It's all nice and simple.
Here is the supply list for making a zip pouch:
2 pieces of fabric measuring 8-1/2" X 7" for bag exterior
2 pieces of fabric measuring 8-1/2" X 7" for bag interior
1 piece of fabric measuring 1-1/4" X 14" (for handle)
2 pieces of warm and natural batting OR fusible fleece (see note below) measuring 8-1/2" X 7"
one 7" zippper.
You will also need the basics such: sewing machine, thread, fabric marking pen, seam ripper, pins, etc.
NOTE--on my first pouch I used the fusible fleece, but the drawback is that it makes one very large seam for your sewing machine to conquer. My machine groaned a bit, but made it through. The fleece makes for a sturdier pouch though. I will leave it up to you to choose. Both work fine.
For fabric I suggest a nice-quality quilting cotton. Feel free to use scraps. If you wish to purchase fabric from my shop, simply convo me through Etsy.
If you are planning on sewing along, please leave a comment in this post and join the Flickr group. The sew-along will start on March 13th and will include 4 tutorials during that week (one main tutorial, plus 3 variations).
Have a lovely day!