Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Zippies!

 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!


5 comments:

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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