You really don’t want to think about the nitty gritty details of how to make a zipper pouch. The last thing you need is to figure it all out by yourself - and to be honest… why should you? Surely someone has that figured out for you already! If this is you…
I’M YOUR GIRL.
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Let me be your new, best sewing buddy - carefully walking you through every step. Almost as if I’m sitting right next to you.
You ready? Let's go.
All prints in this pattern are by Heather Ross and Annabel Wrigley and were kindly provided by Windham fabrics. I love how beautifully the Malibu prints work in combination with the Ruby and Bee solids. Can you tell I love the pinks...?
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. Let me tell you what you'll need. It's not a lot!
Materials for the Patchwork Pencil Case:
- 8" (or 20cm) metal zipper
- 2" squares out of your fave scraps
- larger pieces of scraps for zipper lining, lining and backing
- interfacing to make your pouch a little more sturdy (optional)
- Aurifil 50wt for construction and Aurifil 28wt for topstitching (optional)
And finally you'll need a copy of my free pattern. CLICK HERE for your copy of the Patchwork Pencil Case.
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.
Now. Are you ready for more...?
If you fancy learning a new skill but like to keep it easy - the Wee Braw Bag would be the perfect, next project for you. Scrap- and beginner friendly and also made in no time at all. Sounds good, eh?
Find more about the Wee Braw Bag over on my blog. I am sure you'll looove it.
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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