Sunday, January 11, 2015

Swap Sunday: Open Wide Zip Pouch

I came across a swap that I wanted to join.  The hostess kindly shared the idea and the tutorial and everything a few days early.  I even put a reminder in my calendar so I wouldn't forget to go sign up.  I have signed up for the Sweet & Salty Easter Swap!  Pop over there to find out more.
I couldn't wait to at least try my hand at making one of these pouches so I popped over to Noodlehead to check out the tutorial.
Then I waded through my piles and piles of zippers.  I wanted to try with the largest size, so I looked and looked for a 14" zipper.  I found all of one.  In all of this, I have one 12" zip and one 14" zip.  How is that even possible!  That meant I had to had over to ZipIt to buy zippers in a rainbow of colors!  This is where I stock up on zippers.  I bought 10", 12" and 14" zips.  I'll be ready for the swap now.  Bring it on!
I won't go over the steps (it seems I didn't take many pictures anyway).  You can find all the details on Noodlehead.  This bag is easy to put together, the directions are easy to follow.  I made this one with the one 12" zipper I had on-hand and a couple remnants that were almost not big enough.  That's the same size as the swap.  I'm already ahead of the game!
I think the results are great!  I will be using some of those new zippers to work on my Sew Your Stash 2015.  This is a great way to use up some of the fabric you already have.
The smaller bag was made using a 7" zipper (it seems I have plenty of those).  This is my second try to get the scale right.  The first one was entirely too tall.  It is fun and cute.  Kind of fiddly at this size, though.

Have you joined any fun swaps this year?

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for this great idea! I think, I will make one for my Mom's birthday!
    Greetings, Rike

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