Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Zippered Pouches - So Many Uses

Two years ago, I think, I started making zippered pouches. With my own internal quality standard, I wanted a pouch that did not have raw edges. Erin Gilbey's Neat 'n' Tidy Zipper Pouch tutorial fit my standard.

Many independent pattern designers offer free tutorials to give you a sense of their style of writing and illustrations. Erin's instructions were clear and well documented. I also like that I can easily see how I can make modifications and still stay "true" to the pattern directions and be successful. All of her patterns are well written and she provides quick response time when asking questions. There's also an active Facebook Group for lovers of her patterns.

Erin's basic shape uses two fabrics - scraps really. Who doesn't have scraps? And some batting or flannel or not for the inside. And, as a person who quilts too,  I have batting.

These zipper pouches are great for holding change, keys, various small chargers, store customer cards or other small notions or office supplies. The zipper pouch could easily be a gift bag for a debit card.

If you do not want to make your own, I have some of these in my shop: