On Friday, after finishing the Birch quilt, I decided to watch the MSQC tutorial on Zipper Pouches. (And since “pouch” is one of my least favorite words, I will not use it again. I will substitute bag.) I sewed along with Jenny, making my first zipper bag ever! Here it is.
The daughter claimed it right away. And I have the stripes different than the example in the tutorial, but it’s cute anyway. I do feel like there is too much zipper stuff showing, so I adjusted with the actual “zipper foot” and moved the needle over five presses of the button. The second one turned out a little more polished.
They aren’t perfect, but they’re pretty cute. About 6-7.5″ or so. I really lean towards pink, so today I tried to make a couple that were different colors. There’s a pretty good mix for now. I do plan on doing a purple one next time I sew.
I love this cherry fabric! I may have used it for a back on something so long ago that I don’t recall. The white with the funny shapes has been in my stash for the longest time and just never “went” with anything. Until last Friday!
I chose to stitch the wavy lines on the dark blue as a straight line may not have been very straight for me today. Love this lighthouse fabric. It’s another one I’ve used for backings on more than one quilt.
I would recommend giving this project a try. Once I really got going, I could finish one in about 35 minutes, but it’s not a race. I really enjoyed choosing the fabrics. I enjoyed deciding which zipper was best (I ordered a pack of 16 zippers from Amazon for my Christmas stocking, and finally got around to doing this!) for each bag. I enjoyed choosing a fabric for the inside, which is ironed to the fusible fleece. Yes, it’s cute on the inside too!
You may be wondering what I might DO with all these little bags?
Yeah, me too. For now I’m just enjoying the process. If nothing else, I’ll have some small gifts for friends this year.
Make a bag, lady.