Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Quilt As You Go Zippered Pouches

Seven more zippered pouches sewn!!! I am powering along making Christmas presents. These ones are not for me to give, however. A friend has asked me to make four zippered pouches that she can give as Christmas presents. She's paying me to make them.


The only colours she specified were greens for one and a red / blue combo for another. So what I've done is to make seven, so she can choose the four that suit the best.


I've made the pouches using my Quilt As You Go Fabric tutorial. All the details for making up the pouches are in that tutorial - both for the wider and thinner strips of fabric.


The pen gives a little perspective.


I couldn't find any fabrics that combined red and blue, and so I've used separate fabrics to achieve the same effect.


I really am very pleased with how each of these zippered pouches has turned out. Making multiples of the same bag shows just how much the choice of fabric plays in the look of the finished bag.


So, what am I going to do with the three bags my friend doesn't choose? Maybe they'll go into the gift box, although I am toying with the idea of starting up a little online shop. I keep changing my mind on that one - like a pendulum swinging from side to side. We'll see.


I'll be joining in with Bag It, at Elm Street Quilts. Throughout November, Patty will be sharing tutorials and tips for making different bags and pouches, perfect for gift giving. There's some great sponsor prizes for both link ups. Patty has started to show some of the Bag It entries.

Quilt As You Go Zippered Pouches  - makeup bag, cosmetic bag, lots of uses ~ Threading My Way

It's hard for me to choose a favourite, but if I were to keep one, it would be the mauve / purple floral and polka dot one. Which one is your favourite?

... Pam

16 comments:

  1. Oh those are just adorable, Pam - my fave is the blue + yellow floral, but I like the purple floral as welll :D Congrats on such pretty finishes - load those puppies up with Patty, lol!

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  2. The two yellow + blue ones are my favs..but the others are lovely as well! Excellent pics too! ; )

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  3. Such a hard decision! I would also choose the lovely lavender pouch but I really like the blue and red one too!!

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    1. Thanks so much, Sheila. I found that red / blue combo a hard one, but am pleased with what I ended up with.

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  4. The blue and yellow daisy and gingham pouch is my favorite. Such a bright and happy bag! You are really on a bag making roll!

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  5. These are lovely, Pam. You "quilting people" never fail to amaze me! Oh and yes, the purple one is the one that catches my attention the most. Whoever gets these will be very please, I'm sure.

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  6. These are absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for sewing along as part of the Elm Street Quilts Bag It

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  7. Where are the instructions for inserting the zipper with the covered tail. It really adds to the look of the bag.

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    1. Thanks, Dorothy. I'll be writing up a tutorial as soon as I finish my Christmas sewing.

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  8. What a wonderful bunch of pouches to choose from. Someone is going to have a really hard time making a decision. I like the blue and yellow one/s.

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  9. They are all so lovely, I'm sure your friend was thrilled with them. My favourites are definitely the blue and yellow ones, I really like that colour combination in los of things - especially blue sky and yellow sunshine!

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  10. My favorite is the small gray, aqua & beige floral with beige stripes. Why? Because I have that sweet little floral in my stash and love it but never used it, until now! It's next on my list of 'must make' projects, with a color change of a taupe/brown coordinating print instead of blue. Thanks for showing us these gorgeous color combos.

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    1. Sounds a great colour combo, Linda. Love to see pics when you finish.

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  11. Pam, these are so pretty. Is there a way to make them wider at the bottom

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