Friday, May 30, 2014

Open Wide Zippered Pouches

I've had these pouches on my list of things to do ever since Anna from Noodlehead posted the tutorial on her blog.

Last night I made one and then this morning finished the other one. These are so quick to make and a lot easier than I thought.

Anna's tutorial shows you the measurements to make three different size pouches. The ones I chose to do were the medium size. I thought the small one would be too small but after making this one I've changed my mind. The large one must be huge and hold loads of things.

The one with the green zip is made from upholstery fabric and the one with the blue zip is upholstery fabric on the bottom section and quilting cotton on the top half. The fabric was very thin compared to the bottom half so I added a couple of layers of fusible interfacing.
As soon as I have some spare time I'm going to be making more of these and maybe even one in red just to keep my friend Liz happy.

I love how it opens up completely making it so easy to get into it.

As you can see there's loads of room for more.

Now I have to stop playing around and get back to more serious sewing. I'm nearly finished making a bag as part of a blog hop I'm taking part in and I'm also waiting on a test bag coming very soon. Today I was sent a bag pattern for testing by Janelle at Emmaline Bags.
This is the first time I'm testing for Janelle, she's such a sweet, kind lady and I can't wait to make the new bag she's designed.

Happy Sewing to all of you.

~ Maria ~


  1. Love these bags, too and have them on my list. Maybe I'll get to them sometime. I, too, am testing for Janelle and I am looking forward to that. Just finished the new free bag from Sara at Sew Sweetness, the Brookfield Bag. I cut it out last night and made it today.. Hope to post it soon.

  2. Cute bags! I just made a couple of them recently!

  3. Oh Maria, they are beautiful, I really like the combination of colors of your fabrics. The pictures you take are just perfect. Thanks for the inspiration, I think this will be my next project, from here, I'm going to the link you have given us to see the project. Lately the time has missed me a lot, I try to do what I can, but I have not had time to upload almost anything to my blog :( Your post has given me great inspiration, thank you!!!!!! Like always, WELL DONE !!!

  4. Great job! I'll have to check out that pattern. I've been looking for a bag like that. Love how wide it opens up!

  5. Maria, they are wonderful! Love the farbris! And a great pattern too!

  6. they look great! I've used this pattern once, I'd like to make myself a toiletries bag with this pattern.

  7. Hi Maria! Both are gorgeous! Lovely fabric combinations! You make great projects!
    Have a fabulous weekend!
    Hugs from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft

  8. I've only made the small version and it was a good size for what I wanted. I agree, the large one must be HUGE. It's good to play every now and then. Using upholstery fabric was a great idea, Maria. Your pouches look fabulous.

  9. I love all the photos Maria. Great idea for using the upholstery fabric for the bottom too. I will make this zip bag one of these days too. I also am testing Janelle's bag and haven't tested for her before either.

  10. Anna did a great job on that tutorial, and you did a great job on the bags - I love your fabric choices!

  11. These are really neat. Great colors

  12. What are the parts that you have on the end of the zippers pls?


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