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Let me show you how to make this super cute yet simple little patchwork pouch all by yourself. Because zippers don't have to be tricky. Even if you are an absolute beginner - we all started somewhere and little projects like this are just perfect to show you that it's YOU who is in control of that sewing machine...
Are you ready, my friend? Here we go...
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I will be your sewing buddy - carefully walking you through each step of the process. I promise - it's super easy!
Let me show you how to make this super beginner- and scrap friendly zipper pouch. It's such a fun and quick little make and I promise, zippers don't have to be scary. Only straight lines, my friend! Only straight lines.
But before we get started - this is what you'll need. It's not a lot!
Materials for the Patchwork Pencil Case:
- 8" (or 20cm) metal zipper
- 2" squares from your fave scraps
- larger pieces of scraps for zipper lining, lining and backing
- interfacing to make your pouch a little more study (optional)
- Aurifil 50wt for construction and Aurifil 28wt for topstitching (optional)
- cute zipper charm (optional but oh so good)
I made this version using a combination of my favourite Sanrio prints (hello cute little Cinnamon Roll and Kiki + Lala), strawberries and gingham both by Heather Ross for Windham - on my daughters request. But to be honest, I am so glad she's into my childhood characters now as well... YAY.
And finally you'll need a copy of my free pattern.
Please note that you don't have to print out the pattern. It comes as a digital file, just save it on your device and let's save some trees together.
And that's it, my friend. You're ready to go.
But of course...
If you are more into pink little pouches - I totally get it! Maybe this pink version is more for you.
Finally, I'd like to take the chance to thank Janome UK for making this pattern happen. Without you this pattern wouldn't exist. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you!
I hope you'll tackle zippers from now on with confidence. I know you can do it!
Happy Sewing and take care.
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