April 5, 2010

Learning to sew zippered pouches

I entered a new world this weekend. The world of sewing zippers! (gasp)  Until yesterday, the idea of sewing a zipper was a daunting and intimidating thought.  But with the use of an easy pattern, I  found out that zippers are no big deal!  Well, actually they are quite a big deal once you learn you can sew them, because the possibilities of fun zippered creations are endless. We were spending Easter with my parents and while the boys were out at the driving range, my mom and I started working on these cute zipper pouches. I made the pink and green one and she made the black and red one. Aren't they fun?



7 comments:

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

I haven't been brave enough...Yet. They turned out VERY cute!!

Did you use a special zipper foot?

Dawn N. said...

I actually just used the quilters quarter inch foot and a zig zag foot to cover the seams on the inside. Once you do one, it's pretty easy to get the hang of it! :)

Loris said...

Nice work, Dawn! The bags look great. Did you line them with fabric or something else?
I need to get busy making some of these. Great gift idea!

Dawn N. said...

Thanks Loris! I did line them with fabric- the same fabric that's on the top and bottom of each pouch. And I used fusible fleece which is great and so easy to work with!

Ashley said...

I, too, find zippers intimidating. I hope to eventually get brave enough to try them. Glad to hear it isn't too difficult.

Meghan said...

These look great, Dawn! I've attempted zippers before, but I've always had trouble. Nice work!

Phiphi said...

Lovely pouches..:) I learned how to put zipper pouch from tutorial in crafsters http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=176509.0

It's so easy to follow and since then I love making and gifting zip pouch.:)