Another way

… to use any scraps you have. If you don’t know how to make a zippered pouch (and mitre the corners!), you’ll find tutorials here and here. I honestly hadn’t tried this until about two months ago when the whim took me to sew a pencil case. Just a word of warning though (and you probably already know this) but zips are expensive! Unpick them from other unused things if you can (you could even make it work by finding them in the clothes in charity shops – it’s possible that the items would cost much less than the £1.45 or so for a new  zip). Another option is to buy your zips from the roll – just as long as you can buy as many sliders you like to make ekeing out every last millimetre worth your while.

Fabric in this picture: All Cloud 9 – coral weed; leaves shell; speckle shell; and speckle sky – mixed with a plain canvas-type fabric.


By the way, I had thought I’d ironed these bags properly, but some things only turn up on photos – pffff!

4 Responses to “Another way”

  1. Tilly says:

    Ooh these are so pretty! And thanks for the links to those tutorials – I’ve spent many an hour looking for good make up bag tutorials and those two look great. Right, better get back to that quilt… (nearly done!)

  2. Erin says:

    Great idea and so sweet…..I’ll put this on my list of things to try…I do want to try the baby Cloud 9 quilts first though.

  3. Jane says:

    Ooh, thanks for the links, they’re such easy versions. I’ll definitely be making a few of these, I’ve already got a few fabrics lined up! x

  4. Cara says:

    The zipper pouches are such a clever way to use scraps. Love it!

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