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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.)
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.
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!
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:
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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