I don’t make zipper pouches. It’s not that I don’t like them – I do! So cute and so useful for toting and storing all the bits and bobs I am so good at acquiring. The problem for me is that I haven’t been able to find a pattern that I like because I have issues with the corners! I want a nice square corner with no smooshing of the zipper and boxed corners at the bottom. There has to be a way to get what I want without being too difficult or fiddly (I despise fiddly!), so I studied some ready made bags and then made this:
I pretty much love it! The secret is zipper tabs and seam binding for a perfect zipper insertion and square corners. It measures about 7″ x 9″, big enough to stash my stuff, yet small enough to tuck into a purse.
Liberty of London Tana lawn has been a favorite of mine since I made dresses for my girls when they were small, but the cost can leave you in tears! I bought a fat sixteenth bundle from Duckadilly.com that has 25 prints in a rainbow of colors for a reasonable price (just don’t do the math to see what you are paying per yard). It is perfect for small projects like this and I believe that a little bit of Liberty goes a long way!!
The linen in Robert Kaufmann Essex in natural which I think pairs beautifully with the Liberty prints.
Oh, and the little zipper pull? I had the charm and then blinged it up a little with some silver beads and a Swarovski crystal. This was totally fiddly, but I think worth it!
I thought I might write up a pattern or tutorial for the pouch, but then I thought that the sewing world does not need one more zipper pouch tutorial! It’s such a great method, though and I would be happy to if there is interest, just leave me a comment.
♥UPDATE: THANK YOU FOR YOUR POSITIVE RESPONSES AND CHEERING ME ON! A TUTORIAL IS IN THE WORKS AND SCHEDULED FOR NEXT WEEK!! ♥
Hope you are having a great week and are fitting in some creative time!