Three Zippered Pouches

19 September

An addicting pattern, this one from Anna Graham.  I couldn’t help but make three of these Open Wide Zippered Pouches, one in each size, found on Anna’s blog Noodlehead.

Three Zippered Pouches Closed

The colorful fabrics are by Jennifer Paganelli: Carrie from her Girl’s World Vibe collection and Rosetta from her Honey Child collection.  For the contrast banding, I repurposed a never-worn dark grey cotton shirt that was too big for my husband.

Three Zippered Pouches Materials

Fabric and tech.  Man, this is fun.

Three Zippered Pouches Fun

Instead of assemby-lining from the get-go, I thought I’d make a complete one, to be sure of the directions.  And sure enough I tweaked a couple things: I reduced the box-corner width by a full inch on each of the three sizes, and I added a little scrap of interfacing to strengthen the zipper pull a little.

Three Zippered Pouches One Down

Zippers can be intimidating, but with Anna’s directions I kicked some zipper arse.

Three Zippered Pouches Zippers

So what am I going to do with these pretty little things?  I haven’t decided yet.  They’ll definitely be traveling with me to the 2012 Sewing Summit.  Check out Travel Handmade – their fun series focusing on bags, bags, and more bags.  Whether you’re traveling a couple miles or hundreds of miles, it’s fun to have even just one pretty handmade bag to travel with.

I’ll definitely enter one of these into the Zipper Pouch Swap.  Make a pouch, get a pouch. Fun!

Three Zippered Pouches Opened

 

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