Today I’m sharing my version of the Simple Zipper Bag pattern from Fat Quarter Shop. They just released this fun and instructional video with all the measurements and instructions so you can make your own!!
I selected a charm pack of Cotton + Steel and I sub-cut the pieces into 2.5″ squares.
I used a super soft Crossroads denim for the back and the binding.
I followed the instructions almost exactly – only making a few changes. I didn’t have the Soft n Stable so I used my trusty stabilizer trick: Heat n Bond medium weight fusible stabilizer and then Spray n Bond basting spray to adhere it to quilt batting. It gives such a nice feel!
I used a chunky metal zipper which I love! You just have to be careful when sewing over the metal teeth. I used the hand wheel and not the foot control to gently sew over the metal teeth. Then I used the junkiest scissors I could find to trim it down.
This size pouch is perfect to hold a journal or small sketch book and writing or drawing supplies. It would also be perfect for embroidery projects!
Mufasa loves the pouch too!! I can hide cat toys in it!Hop over to these wonderful blogs to see more versions of the Simple Zipper Bag!!!
Tina from Emily Ann’s Kloset
Jessee from An Art School Dropout’s Life
Erin from Why Not Sew?
Kitty from Night Quilter
Leanne from She Can Quilt
Vanessa from Lella Boutique
Amanda from Jedi Craft Girl
Sherri from A Quilting Life
Cristy from Love You Sew
Leslie from Seasoned Homemaker
Tiffany from Tiny Seamstress