Tuesday, February 12, 2013


 I made my first zipper pouch as a challenge for a swap at Sewing Summit. I couldn't believe how simple it was and what a quick process too! So when Debbie at A Quilter's Table invited me to the Triple-Zip Along I knew I would be on board.
 While I would love to make one for myself, I thought this would be the perfect little giftie for my Doll Quilt Swap partner. So I was thinking of her when I picked out the fabrics. I had also seen a darling tutorial for a little heart zipper wristlet on the Sew Mama Sew blog and decided while I was at it, I had to make that too!
 The triple zip sounded scary and complicated, but it actually came together pretty quickly. I did end up using the "alternate ending" posted by Marci Girl which made the ending a little easier to understand.

I added a little scripty tag on the side to hold onto while your zipping away. This is the perfect size bag to hold hand sewing projects or make-up on the go. I love that with three zippers you could actually keep things organized!
Each pocket is lined with alternating fabrics and I matched the zippers to each lining. The fun part is picking out the fabrics and zippers. There are literally a zillion possibilities here. My daughters have already made requests. We'll see. ;)

  Next up is the little heart zippy. Isn't it the cutest thing? The minute I saw it, I knew I had to try it. And I couldn't resist using strawberry fabric similar to what was shown in the tutorial. I love hearts and frutiy fabric, maybe that's why I fell in love with it!

I have to admit the tutorial was not perfectly clear on the ending wrap up. Usually on a zippy you sew the lining together and then the outside together and flip it inside out, but this was sewn all together and turned inside out leaving a seam inside. But you don't see the seam and stitching around the outside edge holds that seam together well.
  I used a gingham fabric inside and as the D-ring tab, I can never use enough gingham.You can see with the coins how bitty this is. I would actually love to make one that's bigger!
I plan on giving this to my littlest sweetheart, Charlotte on Valentine's Day and maybe hide some chocolate inside:).
If you'd like to join the Triple-Zip Along, feel free! It's ongoing at Flickr and it's fun to see all the different designs popping up.
Happy Zipping!


Debbie said...

Oh these both turned out SO nice! Thanks for joining in the zip-along! Love your little accents on both projects. You've got a good eye! ;-)

Gabriela said...

I WANT that sweetheart zippy!!!!

Carla said...

Very nice 3zip pouch! Love those fabrics

Whosies said...

I love the pouch! 3 zippers does make it tricky, but boy you could sure pack a lot of goodies in there :)

leanne said...

the pouch is so cute as is the little heart zippy :)

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