Saturday, December 28, 2013

Zippidy Doo-Dah

A few days before Christmas, I decided to make a couple of zipper pouches as gifts.
The first was made of linen and some pink scraps. I had some King Tut variegated thread in 40 wt., so I used it to quilt a grid to add some texture on the front of the pouch.


Adding a bright pink zipper seemed like a good idea.


I personalized it on the back by writing the recipient's name in the same King Tut thread.


The lining is one of my favorite pink prints from Bari J's Bijoux line.


For the second pouch I wanted to make a fold-over zipper clutch and also to incorporate some leather into the bag.


I also used a Zakka style metal zipper. This bag measures 12" square when not folded.


It folds down to a great size to tuck under your arm when out for the evening..

I lined it with purple, just because.


I think I might make a few more of these. I like the size and love the leather accents.


The perfect finish was a charm I ordered from Chase at 1/4"mark blog before she moved back to the US from Taiwan.

The last pouch was made with Dear Stella fabrics. Just a simple pouch, approximately 6"x8". I added a little zipper pull to this one too and quilted the bottom with a serpentine stitch.


The scrap of AMH home dec weight I found in my scrap bin made the perfect lining.

So there you have it. 3 zipper pouches. 

19 comments:

gpc said...

They are beautiful! I never thought of making one as a fold-down clutch - brilliant! :)

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Fabulous! Love the quilting on the pink one and the leather corners are fab, fold over clutches are brilliant!

Leanne said...

These are lovely, I especially like the one with the large text fabric and leather.

mascanlon said...

These look great! I need to figure out these pouches, such wonderful gifts!

Marla's Crafts said...

Those are so cute. I see someone else makes Christmas gifts right to the last minute. I finished all my gifts two days before Christmas. I like how you added the name on the back. I have a grand daughter named Lauren. Nice.

suemac said...

Nice. I meant to make some zipper pouches for Christmas but it did not happen.

Pink Stitches said...

These are lovely, great fabric choices and I love the little extras like the charm!

heart of charnwood said...

These are great, some really fun fabric choices :o)

Debbie said...

Just lovely! I especially like your quilted pink one, tho the foldover one is really striking and different!

Geri said...

Love the one with the text fabric and leather corners...Beautiful!!!

Trudi said...

They are all lovely! Of course I'm a little partial to the pink quilted one!

Patchwork and Play said...

I will say it again, for fear of becoming boring, but YOU are the zipper pouch Queen! Each of these are beautiful! The lining in the first one is perfect and I love the leather accents on the fold-over design!

Katy Cameron said...

Lovely collection, I especially love the Tim Holtz/leather combo

roccagal said...

luv them all! wow!

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

I do love these, especially the purple and "just because" is the perfect excuse (not that we need excuses). hugs

Dianne Neale said...

These are really great, especially the leather one xx

Kay said...

I love zippy pouches, the scrappy on es my favourite. They do make great gifts, I gave lots out last year. I also taught my teenage daughter how to make them and she made 11 for her friends at Christmas.

Canadian Abroad said...

Love the purple lining in the monochrome pouch! You made three gorgeous gifts there.

Sarah said...

Lovely gifts Di. Lucky recipients! I particularly like the fold over pouch. You have achieved a very professional looking finish.