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Hellooooo! Well, that was a slightly longer than intended break! We had an early half term and since then I’ve been working away on my next pattern and I’m so excited to finally share it with you today!
If you’ve followed me for any time, you may remember that I designed the Little Zippy Pouch a few years back for Quilt Now, and then went on to tweak it slightly by showing you how to add zipper tabs. It’s been one of my most used pouches as it’s the perfect size to carry just enough hand-sewing around with me.
Over the years, people have asked if I would look to release the pattern and, after lots of testing and thinking about tweaks, I set too!
The Little Zippy Pouch pattern is now available and has been completely re-written. It includes more step-by-step pictures, how to add zipper tabs, an optional slip-pocket and also a bigger size (the Not So Little Zippy Pouch!) – two pouches in one pattern!
- The Little Zippy Pouch 8” wide x 5” high x 3” deep
- The Not So Little Zippy Pouch 9.5” wide x 7” high x 4” deep
It would make a great project bag for sewing, knitting or crochet. For one of my samples, I added a little lobster clip – ideal for keeping stitch markers to hand! And if waterproof fabrics were used, it could make a great make-up/toiletries bag in either size!
The pattern calls for fusible wadding for the outer panel – this is both for ease and also structure. However,
There are lots of options for playing with colour on these pouches – you can use a piece of feature fabric, applique or patchwork for the outside and then co-ordinating/fun fabric combinations on the inside for the lining and pockets. A great stash buster.
You will need a couple of zips for this project – I can highly recommend this shop as they do a great range of colours in lots of different sizes (they used to send a colour code card through with your order) – the shipping is a bit pricey if you’re in the UK but I went half with a friend a few years back, bought a huge bundle of zips in lots of different colours and they’re only just starting to run out, so it worked out good value in the end!!!
I really hope you enjoy making this pattern. Don’t forget to check out the #zippypouchalong posts which you can find here for some extra hints and tips, and if you would like to get a copy of the pattern then please pop to my Etsy shop here.
Today’s sky::: raining and grey. And did I mention the rain?! Horrible weather!