Thursday, April 14, 2011

Practice makes...presentable!

I'm not going to call this pouch perfect, but it came together so much more easily than my first zippered pouch!  I'm starting to feel, dare I say it, confident about zippers.  Fear, be gone!  Let me just say this - Kelly's tips in her tute about the zipper size versus the pouch size are super helpful and I will keep those in mind with all future pouches.

Another practice zippy pouch

Even the zipper ends look all cute! I'm so proud of this pouch, and I'm glad I decided to use some fabric I really love, some MoMo Freebird I've been hoarding since I started sewing last year.

Look at that!

This pouch is going to be perfect for carting around all of my coupons!  Right now, it's loaded up with Jo-Ann's coupons, crossing my fingers that today's delivery truck will hold some of the new DS Quilts fabrics.

All my Jo-Ann's coupons, ready to go

I'm still working on gathering some scraps to make a prototype large scrappy/linen make-up pouch for the Pretty {little} Pouch swap, but I'm feeling a lot better about zippers now.  Phew!


  1. Such a good feeling to master something! Very cute!

  2. ooh, that's super cute. thanks for sharing the tute!

  3. Looking good! They get easier and easier. I've made a few and have to make some more I know. =)

  4. Wow, it's really beautiful! Those birds are just perfect!

  5. Love your pouch full of coupons! Hope you find some today :)

  6. I'm afraid of zippers too so I've been continuously putting them off and finding alternatives to zippers when I can. Great job on the pouch. It's adorable.

  7. i am hoping to find some ds at joanns today also! good luck!

  8. Looks adorable! Zippers can be a headache until they just *click* and then you'll be a pro. I'm glad you're sticking with it!

  9. You have done lovely work and the fabric is so beauriful!

  10. Good job!!! That looks more than presentable to me. Thanks for pointing us to Kelly's tute, I bookmarked it for future use.

  11. Great job! I keep saying that I need to make one but still haven't. I love it!

  12. Everything about it looks great!! Love those little zipper tabs :-)

  13. That is DARLING!! I love the fabric!

  14. Very cute! (And - I know Kelly! She's as cute in real life as she is in Blogland.)

  15. Cute! I got some DS fabric last night. My Joanns had most of them in stock. I bought three different yards (with three 50% off coupons!) I have some fun plans....

  16. That tute was great - thanks for linking. And I love your pouch. It's well beyond presentable, lady!

  17. I have not mastered zippers myself as of yet, but I think your pouch looks wonderful...keep up the good work! Maybe someday I will give those darn zippers a try.

  18. Woo hoo, you did it!
    It looks great!
    Now there's no stopping you!

  19. Very nice! Thanks for the link to Kelly's tips. I had forgotten about that.

    Any luck at JoAnn's?

  20. adorable! This is super cute. Hope you found the fabric. I completed my collection today.


Thank you for leaving a comment for me! I appreciate each and every one of them and try to respond when time allows. Your comments totally brighten my day :)


Welcome! I'm Elizabeth, mom to a very busy eight year old boy and a newborn baby girl and I sew for my sanity. Let's get to quilting, shall we?
Copyright 2010 by Elizabeth Dackson. Powered by Blogger.

DCMB Pattern Shop

 photo Coffee-Cup_zps05ff70bc.gif Eternity Ring Drop Dead Gorgeous Chain + Link Ferris Wheel Mod Gears Gradation showstopper small-button---color2 small-button---color2 small-button---sewpositive small-button---wheeloffortu small-button---seaofstars small-button---xsandos small-button---fabricland small-button---photocorners small-button---bella

Search This Blog


Great Places to Shop

stash-button-125x125 The Intrepid Thread marmaladefabrics-button-180square-1 caitlin-button-125x125 Craftsy Print



 photo Icicle-Star_zps7f032133.gif  photo Boxed-In2_zps800ae9da.gif EasyPeasyFauxZigZag StringHeartBlock StarCrossed CrossMAze CathedralStar RainbowRing DoubleFlip PatchworkWheel FriendshipOctogon FlyingGeese HST Weathervane MarinersStar StackedScrappyBlock ScrappyAngles HolidayPresentBlock DivideandConquer CharlestonFarmhouse ModernHalves ModCircuitry ModNine Kaleido SlicedCoins Kaleido BellaCrossing SweetGirlie MiniBookshelf ClamshellLoop DoubleHourglass BaptistFan TetrisMug StringDiamond ScraptasticTote OffsetDiamonds MunchkinSoftBook PatchworkBathMat