I just made a Triple Zip Pouch – a free tutorial by Debbie from A Quilter’s Table. When Debbie invited me to her Triple-Zip Along, I couldn’t refuse. She is such a sweet lady – I met her and her daughter at the 2012 Sewing Summit and really wished I had more time to visit with them. Plus, it didn’t hurt that this is an award-winning tutorial 🙂
The outer fabric is Taza by Dena Designs of Free Spirit Fabrics and the lining is Strawberry Fields by Fig Tree Quilts of Moda Fabrics. I used Pellon Fusible Fleece 987F for the three main exterior pieces. The three metal zippers are old as the hills, from my grandma’s sewing stash. They had been ripped out of who-knows-what, with bits of thread still left on them. They may look a little worn, but they zip like silk. So I used them as my starting point and picked out fabrics to go with them.
Sewing the zippers was less scary than I thought it would be. I found it was easy to unzip it first, sew it on most of the way, stop the sewing machine, zip it up, then complete the seam.
— Angela Bowman (@angelabdotme) February 11, 2013
I was a little nervous toward the end of the tutorial, since the directions get a bit more complicated. But I just followed Debbie’s every word and it made sense and worked out just fine. One of the last steps tells you to stitch as far up as you can…I stitched up to the near top, leaving about 1/4″ unsewn. If you go up too high, the nice square corners might disappear.
Thanks for the great tutorial, Debbie! I’ll be making more.