Monday, April 20, 2015

Another Open Wide Pouch

A few posts back I shared my wonderful swap package from the Sweet & Salty Easter Swap.  The pattern is from a free tutorial from Noodle-head called the Open Wide Zippered Pouch.  This is a great pattern if you want to try a zipper but find them intimidating.
I was almost caught flat-footed on this one.  The first check in arrived and I hadn't done a single thing.  Part of that was due to minimal information on my partner's Instagram account and part of that was that I sometimes need a nudge.  I pieced together the front and back of the bag.  For this swap I ordered several zippers from ZipIt Zippers so I would have at least a dozen on-hand for last minute projects.
I loaded these onto the long arm frame with a piece of muslin on the frame.  I used Quilter's Dream Green batting for this project.  The thread is So Fine from Superior Threads.
This batting is low-loft and is made from recycled plastic.  I have used it in a couple different projects and I like how it quilts.  Low-loft and easy to work with.
I didn't have a coordinating thread for the green, but I don't think anyone will notice.  
I quilted the purple strip by using one my circle rulers to make the petal shapes and then filled in the background with more quilting.  The blue print got a hook swirl.  This is another great quilting motif by Angela Walters.  You can watch a video tutorial from Angela.
I really like how this one turned out.
I used a great typewriter embroidery from Urban Threads to detail the zipper tab.  I've found that this little piece of fabric can make a big impact.
I really like these bags.  They are easy to make and offer so many options for making each one special.  I still have zippers.  I should make a couple more.

Have you made any fun gifts lately?

1 comment:

  1. I just finished making my first pouch with the Noodlehead tutorial. It is so fun! I definitely need to make more!

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