Boxed Pouch Tutorial from Terrabyte Farms »
InstructionsI recommend topstitching the zipper to the case as well as zig zag stitching the rough edge. Just zig zagging it not an alternative for this!
Type of item: Functional
Style: Mod, Cute, Hipster
cotton quilting fabric, batting, thread, and a zipper
What was your inspiration?
One of the gifts given at Christmas at my quilt group was a kit to do a zippered pouch. I didn't get that kit, but at the next meeting the lady who did get it had it all done up and I LOVED it. Couple months later I found a free pattern on Pinterest for it. The fabric for the exterior I chose because not only did it match the color scheme I intend for my living room (robin's egg blue and butter yellow) but it also had bees on it, which is another theme in my house! I matched it to my living room because I intend for this to hold my crochet hooks, and I crochet mainly in the living room, not in the quilting studio. The interior fabric I chose out of the stash because I couldn't ever see myself actually using grey & yellow chevron fabric in a quilt.
What are you most proud of?
Learn to put on a zipper! It's actually VERY easy. There's room for improvement but I think I did VERY well my first time!
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Topstitch the zipper to the case BEFORE you close up the ends. Zig Zaggin the raw edges is really not a substitute for this, and it annoyed me that the raw edge hung down into the bag where you could catch things on it. It's much easier to go ahead and do this step before closing the ends as it's a lot more difficult (and probably not as pretty) to go back and do it afterwards like me.