So, when I launched the (Not So) Little Zippy Pouch, I asked if there would be interested in a sew-along and there were lots of ‘Yes’s’! It’s always fun to sew with others, isn’t it?!
So many of you loved the little macaron zip pull I made that I spoke with the lovely Lisa at Rose Garden Patchwork and she has very kindly agreed to sponsor the sew-along with a fantastic bundle of fabrics, pincushion and tulip needles, all pictured below. It’s a fabulous prize! The winner will be picked at random and announced on the 4th December. To be eligible you must follow @rosegardenpatchwork on Instagram and have sewn a pouch since the pattern launch in October.
So, how will the Zippy Pouch Along work?
You will need to get yourself a copy of the (Not So) Little Zippy Pouch pattern, decide which size pouch you would like to make and then chose fabrics and zips. You will also need some interfacing and (fusible) wadding. However, if you don’t have any fusible wadding to hand, I have found that if you interface the fabric for the front of the pouch and then quilt it, it will have the same structure. Other handy notions to have are a fabric pen, wonder clips, ruler and pins.
I will be making a zippy pouch with you, guiding you through the steps which can be a bit tricky and also passing on some tips. The instructions are the same for each bag, so you can make either size (or two, if you’re feeling particularly productive!), maybe a good way of getting some Christmas presents done?! To follow along with everyone’s progress, I have created a new hashtag for this sew-along on Instagram – the #zippypouchalong.
We will start putting the bag together next week, which gives you the weekend to start choosing fabrics and cutting out the pieces! The pattern includes instructions for the measurements needed to make a contrast pouch base. However, you could use some precious scraps to make a patchwork version, add a feature strip across the side or even add applique……so many options! I can’t wait to see what you all come up with!
Zippy Pouch Along Timings;
- 17th November – Launch and gathering supplies
- 20th November – Constructing side/zip-bands and pocket
- 22nd November – Putting the Zippy Pouch together
- 27th November – Finishing the Zippy Pouch
- 5th December – Finished Zippy Pouches and winner announced
You can pick up a copy of the pattern here, and don’t forget to follow @fabricandflowers and @rosegardenpatchwork and use the hashtag #zippypouchalong so that I can see all the fabulous pouches that you’re making!
Looking forward to sewing along with you over the next couple of weeks!
Today’s sky::: grey and miserable. Again!