Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Open Wide Zippered Pouch

The sewing fates were on my side yesterday and I finished both the stack of bibs and my wide open pouch!

I used the pattern by Noodlehead that has been circulating for a while now.  The pattern was an easy follow and I made it exactly as she directed this time around.

Next time I think I will do home decor for the outer and a quilting cotton for the inner.  I had some issues getting the lining to sit well but I think it was mostly due to the bulk that comes from double home decor weight fabric.

I don't do a ton of zipper work so I was pleased that those parts worked just like they should have :)  The heavier fabric did make the zipper tab a little finicky to attach, however.

I filled it with a summer mug, gift card and magazine and sent it off to school with my 7 year old this morning.  I hope her teacher enjoys it!

I will definitely be making at least one more of these pouches.  It came together really easily and looks great.  Has anyone else made one?  What was your experience?

Linking up with Sew Cute Tuesday at Better Off Thread.


  1. That is a super cute end of the year gift for a teacher. I'm a teacher, and I'd be thrilled to get something that thoughtful and beautiful.

  2. I just made my first one last week, and I love how it turned out! I hadn't worked with a zipper for a long time, and it was much easier than I expected. Great idea to use heavier fabric for the outside pieces!

  3. I made one yesterday! It actually turned out really well. The zipper I used was too short, but now I know. I will be blogging about it in a day or two! Love the way your pouch turned out. I understand what you mean about the double layer of home deco fabric. That is one lucky teacher!!

  4. Cute! If I were a teacher I'd be thrilled with this little gift. I've wanted to try this Noodlehead pattern for a long time and just...haven't. I will remember your tip about home dec on the outside, quilting cotton on the inside--thanks for the heads-up!