Wednesday, December 14, 2011

My personal bag week: Day 3

Day 3 of bag week: Noodlehead's Gather Clutch

I've wanted to try my hand at making zipper pouches for a while.  I've always loved the look of this particular one.  At Sewing Summit I received a swag bag put together by Jennifer from Ellison Lane Quilts for a bloggers' dinner one evening.  One of the items in the bag was a cute little zipper and zipper pull from ZipIt.  I decided to give the shop a try and ordered a big batch of zippers.

I ordered an assortment of 10" zippers.  Jennie has so many great colors!

And turned those cute, colorful zippers into these:

Being my first round of zipper pouches I've made, there was a bit of a learning curve.  My first few zippers didn't turn out exactly as I hoped, but I did get the hang of it and made a few adjustments.


A couple of these have already reached there recipients.  Others are destined for some friends and Miss C's Preschool Teachers.  Pouches are a bit addicting.  It was fun to pull fabrics that have been sitting on my shelf for a while.  I'm already thinking of other fabrics that would make cute pouches.

17 comments:

  1. Cute pouches! I agree there is a bit of a learning curve with zippers, but the more you do the better you get.

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  2. I think I am almost zippered out for this Christmas - 8 down maybe a couple more to go - or a trip to the shops!

    Yours are beautiful x

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  3. kati, you've been very busy. Aren't zippers addictive. I've been making zippered pouches since I got back from the Sewing Summit as well.

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  4. Very cute! So wish I'd made some for gifts too! Zipit is the source, that's for sure!

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  5. They look awesome Kati. And yes, the are addicting aren't they? :)

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  6. These are super cute! I love the bright punch of color the zipper adds. Who needs white anyways?! : )

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  7. Wowzers, look at those awesome zippers. I really should get a nice assortment to have on hand. The pouches look super cute!

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  8. They look wonderful! Way to go on getting so much done!

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  9. love them! You are rockin' the bags lately!

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  10. These are great gifts, Kati! When I made my last pouches, I used a fat knitting needle to poke out the corners beside the zipper ends. That helped make the ones that were looking not-so-perfect look a little better!

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  11. They're adorable! The recipients had better love them! I need me some of those beautiful rainbow assorted-colors zippers. How handy it would be just to keep some around for a quick gift. Beautiful stuff, Kati.

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  12. Me divierto viendo los diferente trabajo que día a día nos muestra. Muchas gracias!!!

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  13. Bags and purses, they suck you in I tell ya! Love the Zipit zips too, so pretty and colourful, and they arrive so quickly, even over here across the pond! Your wee pouches all look fab, I'm sure they will be well appreciated by the recipients :o) Oh, and I picked up my charms from the sorting office this morning (our postman's mean, if it doesn't go through the door one day and we're not in, we have to trek up to the sorting office 2 days later - grr!) Thank you so much for all the hard work you put into this :o)

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  14. They look fantastic! and I loved the same thing about making totes - pulling fabrics that i love but didn't have a purpose yet. Nice to work with some different stuff right!?

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  15. I taught myself zippers in this pattern too - they turn out so cute and then you're sucked into making more! I'm loving your bag week :-)

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  16. You need to see Sage's pouches that she makes with the bracelets that snap onto your wrist. The bracelets close the opening of the pouch. Quite innovative and you don't have to zip them closed. They can open and stay open and then snap back when you want them closed.

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