Wednesday, March 21, 2012

My First Pouch {and Zipper}


My sister-in-law is an avid knitter, so whenever I see cute sheep fabric, I can’t resist buying it.  Her birthday was earlier this month and I made this pouch that measures 5.5” x 4.5” and tucked a gift card inside.  I love this fabric!  It is Monaluna Bah Bah Black Sheep. 


I lined it with a pink wavy grid fabric that I picked up from on sale.  And I used some fusible interfacing to give it a little shape.


I had a real duh! moment when making this.  Last time Joanns had a big “Coupon Commotion” sale, I bought a bunch of zippers with the idea that I’d make pencil cases for my daughter and her friends at Christmas.  Well, that didn’t happen (maybe it will by Easter…) and when I pulled out the 6 or 7 zippers I bought, they were all only 4 inches long!!!  I guess I was more concerned picking the color than reading the label.  It said 10 centimeters, not 10 inches.  Ugggghhhh!  What I am going to do with those tiny tiny zippers?

Putting in the zipper wasn’t as complicated as I thought it would be, thanks to a great tutorial I found at So Sew Something.  Making this pouch was so easy, so maybe I will tackle those pencil cases before Easter after all.


  1. Love your pouch, Jamie. You can always make tiny pouches using such short zippers.

  2. That fabric is so cute. Great job with the pouch & zipper! Sounds like you have some coin purses becconing. I bet if you make them each a coin purse and put a few coins already in them then the kids friends will LOVE you. Maybe not V's friends though- they'd just eat them LOL

  3. Oh, that is great! And my daughter would love a little pouch for when she has to remove her jewelry for sports! And I still love coin purses or a place just big enough to hold my drivers license, a tube of lipstick and a $20 dollar bill!


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