Open Wide Zippered Pouches

Years ago I made my bridesmaids little zipper pouches. That was the first and last time I made anything with zippers. It took me signing up for the Open Wide Pouch Swap on instagram (#openwidepouchswap) to finally try it again. Before I put together the pouch for the swap (which I'll show you on Friday when I'm hosting TGIFF) I decided to put together a practice pouch. I used the leftover fabric from making my son his mushroom pants. In the end my practice pouch turned into two pouches, since I couldn't decide which interfacing to use. ;-)

I used the Open Wide Zippered Pouch Tutorial from Noodlehead. The tutorial is great. Easy to follow directions with lots of detail and great photos. And measurements for three sizes! The pattern recommends Pellon 101SF interfacing, but some discussion on IG included the suggestion to use fusible fleece (Pellon 987F), particularly by people who wanted their outer fabric to be quilted (which I planned to, but ended up not doing). So I made one of each and I'm happy with either option in this size, though if I wanted to quilt the outer panels, then the fleece option would be my pick. These first two are the small size and I kept them simple, just using a single fabric for the outer panels. I look forward to showing you my fancier, pieced, large pouch on Friday.

Please visit Friday to link up your latest finish when I host TGIFF.

This finish is one of my Q2 Finish Along goals. I'm linking up with the Q2 Finishes party.

11 thoughts on “Open Wide Zippered Pouches

  1. Amber

    The zipper pouches for the bridesmaids were your first and none since? Seriously?! Those were great! Mine is still used all the time. :)

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    1. sarah

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      Yeah. It was a stretch to try zippers then... I had to make one additional pouch cause the zipper didn't work right on one of them. :-} Not sure why I haven't made any since then. :-) Glad you like yours!

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  2. That toad stall fabric reminds me of the pincushion for the smurfs!
    *Visiting as a member of the official 2015 Finish-Along cheerleading squad*

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    1. sarah

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      Haha... yes. I love that fabric. My daughter now wears the pants I made my son out of that fabric. When I saw a bolt of the fabric recently in a quilt shop I debated buying more, but ultimately decided there was plenty of other awesome fabric to work with. ;-)

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