Thursday 19 March 2015

Zippered Pouch Christmas Present...

Another Christmas present finished!!! That's three this year. My goal is one present per month and so far I'm on task.

Open Wide Zippered Pouches... variations on Noodlehead's popular, free zippered pouch tutorial ~ Threading My Way

To help with motivation, I'm joining in with Ho, Ho, Ho and On We Sew throughout the year. Each month there will be... 
  • a link party where everyone can add their Christmas makes
  • guest hosts with a tutorial for a Christmas / holiday-themed gift or home decoration item
There'll also be giveaways throughout the year.

This month's host is Sally, from Wonky Patchwork, showing how to make adorable Clara and Nutcracker dolls.

Sandra also keeps me motivated. We have set ourselves monthly challenges, emailing each other to help stay on task. Being accountable to one person really does make a difference.

You may think I've shown you this zippered pouch before and you'd be half right. The taller pouch at the back was my Christmas make for January. The zippered pouch at the front I haven't shown you before. I haven't decided yet whether I'll give them to the same person as a set, or split them up and give as two gifts.

Although different shapes and sizes, they're both made with Noodlehead's open wide zippered pouch tutorial. I really do like the way the zip is inserted, as it produces a pouch that looks good every time.

Noodlehead gives instructions for three different sized pouches, all of much the same proportions. Her instructions are very clear and easy to follow. All up, I've made eight open wide pouches, changing the dimensions to make different shaped bags. Clockwise from top left...

I'm sure these won't be my last open wide pouches. In fact, I have three more planned - using a Quilt As You Go technique.

If you want to get a head start on your 2015 festive sewing, join us over at Ho, Ho, Ho and On We Sew.

This month's giveaway prize -
1m of this great
Scandinavian knitwear inspired cotton
from Alexie at
Patchwork Elephant -->>

... Pam


  1. It's really getting me motivated to be organised, and thanks very much for the link! I think that fabric looks even better in these larger looking pouches, very sweet.

  2. You are really on a roll now Pam. I must check out the pattern as I am frequently disappointed with the method of inserting zips in many pouch patterns.
    Thanks for linking up to Ho Ho Ho and on We Sew too.

  3. So many great pouches. I love how you've used one pattern to achieve so many different reaults, all very practical and really beautiful. I really must give this design a go myself.

  4. Pam, you always feature the most amazing tutorials, both yours and those of other bloggers. You cover it all! Thank you!

  5. I really must make some pouches. I don't seem to find time to sew. :9 (

  6. Everything in my bag is held in pouches made from a different cloth, and also in different shape, this helps me keep order in my bag , and easily find what i need. but not all are zippered one has Velcro closing . one has a closing like a cushion cover = a double folded opening ,,,


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