My Creative Space: The Zipper Pouch

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At some point over the last year I saw a tutorial for a boxy zipper pouch that appealed to me, so I bookmarked it. I’d like to make one for myself, and I thought it might make a good gift idea for some people for Christmas.

I got the chance to try one out over the weekend using some thin-wale corduroy and a printed cotton. (Do you recognize it? It’s left over from the last Meekoo I made and was also given to our exchange student as a gift.)

Argyle Heart (4)

Add this to the list of gifts that are so simple to make. It requires minimal time and very little fabric. (Have you noticed these are my favorite kinds of gifts? Ones that look great without breaking the bank or my back?)

I altered the dimensions of the pouch a bit because I just cut out a rectangle without matching the tutorial’s measurements. All I had to do was change the width of the box’s corners a little to make it look right with the larger sized pouch.

Argyle Heart (5)

I also constructed the pouch a little differently from the tutorial in order to enclose the zipper seams and eliminate the bottom seam. This might seem like nothing to an accomplished seamstress, but I was pretty proud of this bit because it demonstrated for me that my knowledge and experience is broadening. I never would have known how to do those things a year ago!

Argyle Heart (2)

I expect I’ll be able to make the next pouches even faster now that I know the ropes. So in my creative space this week, I’m prepping for more pouches:

Pouch Prep

I’m using fabrics I already have, so all these will put me out is the cost of the zips. Not too bad!

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14 Responses to “My Creative Space: The Zipper Pouch”
  1. Stephanie says:

    I love that fabric and thought it was the perfect choice for your Meekoo… Even better you are using your off cuts to make more items!! Love it!!

    xo Steph

    written on May 26th, 2010, at 9:25 pm
  2. Michelle says:

    Looks great. We have some of these from Michelle @ Buttontreelane and they are super useful.

    written on May 26th, 2010, at 10:02 pm
  3. Hannah at Chicken Willow says:

    Looks great, love the fabric!

    written on May 26th, 2010, at 10:36 pm
  4. Wendy says:

    I’m in love with these pouches…I make them for gifts all the time, and have loads just rattling around the house.:) Love the fabrics you chose…

    written on May 26th, 2010, at 11:08 pm
  5. belinda/gretchenmist says:

    it’s gorgeous! and so neat.
    have fun making more :)

    written on May 26th, 2010, at 11:27 pm
  6. kellie says:

    it’s fabulous ~ and looks so handy, i would want a gazillion of them

    written on May 27th, 2010, at 2:19 am
  7. linda says:

    Beautiful little pouch! I do love the fabric as well :)

    written on May 27th, 2010, at 2:20 am
  8. Ooty says:

    Beautiful little pouch box! I love that fabric=)

    written on May 27th, 2010, at 3:40 am
  9. Kylie says:

    It really is fabulous – I love the fabric and the way you’ve constructed the shape is just perfect. I can see you’re a whiz with zippers too (very jealous!) Have a great weekend! Kx

    written on May 27th, 2010, at 3:40 am
  10. Neen says:

    I really love that patterned corderoy. Thanks for linking to that tutorial too.

    written on May 27th, 2010, at 5:06 am
  11. Lola Nova says:

    Nicely done! I’ve been wanting to make one of these for awhile, it looks so great in that cord!

    written on May 28th, 2010, at 11:12 am
  12. michelle says:

    it looks great. you did a fab job. i have one too from michelle at button-tree lane and i use it as my ‘grab and go, crafty supplies purse’, i love it

    written on May 30th, 2010, at 7:46 am
  13. sue says:

    Those pouches are fantastic. Michelle’s are very popular I see and I love using them too. Yours look fantastic too.

    written on May 31st, 2010, at 12:44 am
  14. Katy says:

    I’m on vacation catching up on my blog reading, and I’m amazed at how productive you have been! Great little bag!

    written on June 3rd, 2010, at 6:57 pm
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