Carrot Zipper Pouch

Spring into Crafting with Craftsy. Learn how to make a Carrot Zipper Pouch with Emily Steffen, National Sewing Circle instructor. Click here to download the materials list, patterns, instructions, and recipes!

Series Schedule:

Monday, March 29th at 2:00 PM CT – Carrot Zipper Pouch

Tuesday, March 30th at 2:00 PM CT – Tulip Block Pillow

Wednesday, March 31st at 2:00 PM CT – Knitted Spring Tulip

Thursday, April 1st at 2:00 PM CT – Italian Braided Sweet Bread Wreath

Friday, April 2nd at 2:00 PM CT – Spring Basket

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    You could also put a strap on also. For the greenery sew the together first then place then where you want it

  2. Sally

    Please recommend the best 500-600$ sewing machine for consistent straight/ zig zag sewing
    I’ve had a white 2 singers and a brother and they all fail in straight stitch and zig zag sewing. If i go to a store they’ll recommend what they sell… i would really appreciate a recommendation. Thanks u sally

  3. Anne

    Serious safety issues with the rotary cutter. Twice left it open on the cutting table. Consistently had hand in front of cutter, even cut towards herself. Accident waiting to happen. Rest of class is wonderfil.


      I was not so concerned about that as she needs a new blade. 😲😆🫢🤭


    I just finished 4 of these cute pouches for my grandkids. I thought Emily said something about sharing pics, but I’m not seeing where to do that? Thanks for the cute idea!

  5. Marilyn Tippett

    HELLO! I’m so so sorry to miss the carrot zipper pouch . I hope to be with you at 2:00 tomorrow! Thank you so much!

  6. Patricia Sweet

    Hi from N. Arkansas. Had to watch this later. No internet till After 7pm tonight. Some kind of outage. Really cute project.
    She is hilarious. Thanks girls.

  7. Rene

    This was a great class. One suggestion I would make for the upcoming classes or future classes is to place a close up camera on the sewing machine so we can see how they are sewing the item. Thanks again doe the classes

  8. Joan

    Since you’re cutting the zipper anyway, you can cut it a little longer than you need at first. That way you can leave the zipper pull outside of the stitching area while you insert the zipper. Then move the pull in, cut the tape and close off the end.

  9. Leslie

    I always use a zipper that is too long. However, when I put in a zipper, I dont cut the length until AFTER I put in one side so I can make sure the length works in what I am doing.

  10. Karen Higham

    Quilters use cotton and typically we don’t use pinking shears. We do use decorative pieces like the green material for many appliques make flowers and many other decorations.

  11. Laurel

    The technical name for “edge clipping” is notching. When done on outside curves you cut a small V out of the seam & that gets rid of the excess bulk. I have also used pinking shears for this step.

  12. Leslie S Kelly

    I hate pins! I use clips if I need to hold stuff together. But I am with you- I can’t be. Others unless it is crucial.


    I like to pin but use the small clover clips when quilting and when sewing with kids. No getting poked.

  14. Beverly Hepler

    very cute not sure that I will have a little one to sew it for thank you for the demo

  15. Leslie S Kelly

    Pinking shears are more for keeping things from fraying (like you said). To get it to lay nicely I do edge clipping and also on collars cut the layers one thinner than the other.

  16. Susan

    Re: Pinking shears vs. clipping: Does it make a difference whether the curve being cut are concave or convex?