Monday, 29 August 2011

Zippered Pouch


I used this great tutorial by Toni, from Make It Perfect, to make the cute little zippered pouch pictured, for my Mum. Instead of wadding, I used a medium weight interfacing and I added the wrist strap. It was a very quick and easy project. I'm very pleased with how it turned out. Mum uses the purse a lot.


I also made Mum a carry all tote bag, for shopping or visiting. It is fully lined, but has no interfacing or stiffening, as I wanted it to be able to be folded easily into a small size. There's two large pockets; one on the outside and one inside. The bag is quite roomy, as there's a gusset at the sides and bottom. This is not a good photo, but here it is anyway.


I've made quite a few pouches now, all smaller than the original. They have so many uses: makeup purse, small first aid kit, pencil case, storage for little items in a handbag and for the littlies they store all manner of things.





14 comments:

  1. This pouch and tote are so cute! I've just been sewing with that exact fabric which I managed to get on special a couple of weeks ago and have been itching to make something with it - I'm actually just preparing my tute for tomorrow now - but saw you link and had to come over!

    I shared it on facebook too!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  2. I saw the fabric on special, too, but purchased mine before the sale... always the way:-) Thanks for the lovely comments and for sharing.

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  3. They are both great the tote especially. I'd love to have talent like that.

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  4. they're cute!! I've been thinking of making pouches, might just look up that pattern!

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  5. Hi Pam! Welcome to blogging. Glad you found my newbie party. Love the pouch and tote very cute. Thanks for sharing. See you next week too.

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  6. Thanks so much for the comments ladies.

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  7. Hello Miss Pam!
    Nice to see another blogger into sewing bags as much as I am! I bookmarked your piping tutorial as I paln on using it soon.
    Your newest follower,
    Rikka J.
    Ricochet and Away!

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  8. Great job on the zippered pouches!! Zippers kind of freak me out. Thanks for the visit and comment you are so sweet!!

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  9. me gustan tus bolsas de cremallera. Son todas muy bonitas. Yo también disfruto mucho haciendo.
    Saludos.
    Núria

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  10. nice pouches! I find making zipper pouches is addictive.

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  11. So many cute pouches, I love me a zippered pouch, so many possibilities to fill them with. Thanks for linking up with Eat, Grow, Sew!

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  12. These are darling! I love the fabric you used! Thank you for sharing this at our Strut Your Stuff Link Party! We hope that you will join us again tomorrow!!
    Camille @
    SixSistersStuff.blogspot.com

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  13. That fabric is very cool Pam, loving it! I think I could use a tote like that too!

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  14. Great pouches - you can never have too many!

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