Friday, May 2, 2008

Project: Boxy Pouch

My introduction to zippers turned out to be quite successful with this "boxy pouch." For my practice pouch I used a zipper ripped from a bag of dress-making scraps I received from a fellow free-cycler, and some scrap fabric I had on hand. It turned out better than I expected- although it will probably never be used because it's not very stiff, and is extremely sloppy.

BUT my second attempt...I am in LOVE with! I added a lining and some interfacing to stiffen it up a bit, and I'm exceptionally happy with the outcome. It is my official make-up pouch now. The fabric and lining are from JoAnn's and I learned how to do it from this excellent tutorial.These are so easy and fun to make. If I had more zippers, I would never stop!

6 comments:

Mrs E said...

hehehe "floppy".. lord i need to grow up.
Great looking pouch, I am very impressed!

Kerry said...

teehehehe
Thank you!

Meari said...

Very cute! At what point did you add the lining? How did you go about it?

Grace said...

Hi Kerry! You did a great job! :) Can you tell me how you included the interfacing and lining for this tutorial? I'm very new at sewing and wanted to make some of these as gifts, so I wanted them to be more sturdy than just the fabric alone :) Thank you so much!

annapeppin said...

I love your little boxy pouch.
I saw a tutorial for this on the three bears blog and I had a go myself which worked (amazingly as I'm a beginner!). I wondered if you could share how to put a lining in ? I would really like to make one for a gift once my sewing skills are up to scratch.
Many thanks,
Anna

Janaina said...

I also would like to get more info about the point you added the lining. I'm quite new to sewing too...=)
Hugs from sunny Brazil!
J.