Tuesday 27 December 2011

Zippered Pouch...

I recently purchased the Perfect Zip Bags pattern, by Elizabeth Hartman from Oh Fransson. I was lucky and purchased the PDF pattern when it was on special. It was well worth the money and would still have been, even had I paid the full price.

The bag is fully lined and closes with a zipper. My bag is slightly narrower at the top, than is intended in the pattern, as I didn't have a 7 inch zipper, so had to cut one to size. As I cut the zip a little too short, this meant making the seams wider at the top and so making the bag a slightly different shape. This slight mishap hasn't mattered. I'm still very happy with the overall shape.  Depth to the bag is created with darts in the bottom of the bag. The darts make a lovely shaped bag.

Elizabeth's instructions are clear, easy to follow and extremely detailed, with photos for each step of the process. There are three different styles of bag, with variations for each style. I found the method for inserting the zipper different to any I had seen before. The method used in this pattern resulted in the best corners I have ever created in a zippered pouch!!!

I made Style A; a small rounded bottom bag, 4" x 8" x 1½", which was the perfect size to hold a gift card. Next time, I think I'll make the gusseted bottom bag.


  1. How cute is that bag? I've never done a zipper, they completely intimidate me!

  2. What a lovely little bag...the fabric is fantastic.
    Good luck with starting your quilting in 2012...looking forward to seeing your work

  3. so cute. there is always a purpose for a zipper pouch :)

  4. What a lovely little pouch! Such neat finishes on it too! Great work Pam!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Best wishes for a fabulous New Year 2012!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  5. I love your little bag. Would love for you to share at our Shine on Friday party:


  6. That's super-cute! I wish I knew how to do that stuff. It is a goal, learning to sew. I have a sewing machine, but I lost the pedal and have to buy a new one. I started to teach myself how to use it and was kind of getting the hang of it and then it went missing. I've hand sewn before, but I'm not all that good at it. So, I am a bit envious, lol. If I ever get a new pedal I'll be looking into some projects like this.

    Nice job! Very impressive!

    I am a new follower, I found your lovely blog at Party Mindie Style, I'm following via GFC, Facebook and I think that's it. You are welcome to stop by and feel free to follow back.

    Well, you have a wonderful weekend and New Years Eve!


  7. This is cute! Thank you for sharing! Happy New Year!

  8. This doesn't even look homemade at all! You are so skilled. The fabric is gorgeous! I am going to follow you so I can glean some sewing tips! I'm new to sewing and not very good, lol. And thanks for linking up to my party!

  9. You did such a great job! I love that it's lined. It looks so professionally done!

    Love it!

    Would also love for you to stop by for a visit!

    I'm your newest follower! : )

    ~Abbie (www.fivedaysfiveways.com)

  10. What a lovely little bag! That pop of blue inside is great:) I would love for you to link up at my party going on right now!

  11. Thanks for linking to Eat, Grow, Sew...but I had to reset my party because I forgot to renew for pictures! I hope you'll come back and enter again! Thanks!!!

  12. I loved your pouch so much so I featured it!


    I'm so glad you linked it up and I hope to see you this week too!

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