Friday, 12 September 2014

Finished - first zippered pouch!

Happy Friday !

My guild had a zippered pouch swap yesterday.  So on Tuesday, I set out to sew my first zippered pouch.  Yikes!


As you can see, I am not over the Red and Aqua combo...

Other side...
I have sewn zippers before, but a pouch?  With a lining an all?  Scary stuff!  I checked a couple tutorials and narrowed down on this one by Lindsay at Craft Buds:  That was easy, people, EASY!

that fabric with the bicycles... I am saving it! that's why I only used it for the top 2 inches of the lining.

I made a few changes, of course: I layered and quilted my outside fabric, added a pocket in the lining, and a little ribbon on the side.

There's a pocket in there

I am still not over my Red and Aqua phase...  Can't get over the cuteness.  It's pretty girly but thankfully our president Adrienne, who was the recipient loves that colour combo too.  I am happy this went to a good home!

And which one did I received? Check this out:

I am totally stealing the idea of the picture with coloured pencils from Margaret's Facebook page

This was made by Margaret of Fortune Cove Designs.  She hand dyes her fabrics and she made this using a layered scrap cut away technique.

I love that button!

This pouch ranks pretty high on the coolness factor.  That was my first swap... not my last.
Check out the other ones: So much variety...

I love my guild!

Linking up to TGIFF at Quilt Matters.  Enjoy your week-end.


  1. And a lovely pouch it is! Why on earth would anyone want to get over the red and aqua combo? It's just too good!

  2. Yes, our guild is awesome and growing too! Your pouch was wonderful. You did such a great job!
    And the one you received was pretty awesome too! A cool technique.

  3. How fun Dominique! I love the vintage look of your red & aqua pouch and you did a nice job on it, too :o) One thing I like about making pouches is the small size makes them relatively quick to finish up.

  4. Your pouch is great. I was surprised at the different types of pouches made -- no two were alike.

  5. I, for one, hope you never get tired of the red and aqua palette because you do such a great job with it, Dom! Lucky, lucky Adrienne!

  6. So happy that I took home your pouch, and a special thanks for sharing a little piece of the bicycle fabric. Delish! your pouch already has an important job. It's holding my wonder clips!

  7. I don't think you can get over, loving, an aqua and red colour scheme....or maybe I hope you can't. The pouch is lovely and Adrienne is lucky to have taken it home.


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