Friday, April 13, 2012

My First Zippered Pouch.

This is something I've been wanting to make for quite awhile now, a zippered pouch. I love containers and little bags to hold things and until now I've been quite happy making drawstring bags. But drawstring bags have their drawbacks (no pun intended), and it was time to learn something new. So, I turned to the internet and searched "How to sew a zipper in a pouch." After watching a couple, I pulled out all my materials and the zipper foot to my sewing machine and went to work.

I had the zipper on hand. Like I said, I've been thinking about making this for awhile now. The fabric was something I had gotten in a pile from my mom. I think this little bag turned out well. It's not perfect but it met my criteria, it's lined and has a zipper closure. Good for my first try and I'm hoping my next try will be even better.

I would eventually like to make a small purse with a long thin strap to hold my cell phone and driver's license, but I'm not sure what to use for the strap and the video that showed how to make a thin strap didn't work for me. So, that will have to be something I work on next. I don't care for ribbon straps and would like to make one from the same fabric, but not too thick. I think the fabric store carries a tool to help with the turning, so I'll have to look into that next.


aimee said...

Luv it! Nice fabric print too. Now I have to get some zippers and try it myself.

KayakChickee said...

I have to practice with the zipper thing. It's different than putting one in a skirt or pants and I'm not sure how to get around the zipper pull well. That's why I think the second one will turn out better.