One More Zipped Pouch

Normally when I start working on a project, I know where it is going. I really didn’t know what I wanted to do when I started embroidering this fabric. It sat around for a while while I tried to figure out what it was going to be. Then I decided that hey, a girl can never have too many zippered pouches, right? I use them for lots of things. They are perfect for throwing a chapstick and a couple of dollars in. I used to use one with the babe, for carrying a couple of pacifiers. They’re good to hold coupons, or use for a makeup bag. I even have a bigger one that contains an entire clean outfit for the babe in the diaper bag. They are so versatile, you can make them in any size and I find myself using them all of the time. Our thrift store sells bags of 3-5 vintage and new zippers for a quarter, so between that and the scraps of fabric to make the bags, they cost pennies. They make fantastic gifts, especially if you make two or three in graduated sizes. Do you use zippered pouches? What do you put in them?

gifts, green, home, sewing, thrift store finds • Monday, January 25th, 2010 • 14 Comments »
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14 Responses to “One More Zipped Pouch”

  1. AG Ambroult says:

    every time you mention your thrift shop and get more and more jealous! it sounds like something close to heaven on earth. Love what you did with that fabric.

  2. Jennifer says:

    I know, sometimes I think I shouldn’t mention it this much, but I do realize how lucky I am. I’ve never been to a thrift store that is so clean, and has such great prices. If you’re ever in the area, let me know and we’ll go thrifting.

  3. Petit Filoux says:

    I agree with AG, we don’t have that kind of shop around where I live either!!
    Have a couple of pouches for makeup but that’s about it!

  4. Charity says:

    I love little bags – everything looks better & neater & more organized when it’s in a bag or basket! 🙂

  5. Jenny says:

    How cute! Zips are my nemesis- my zipper foot is worse than useless- or is that me? I’d love to master the zipped purse!

  6. ginny says:

    how wonderful to have access to some good vintage zips and your thrift store sounds fabulous… i don’t think you can go wrong with a pouch… good for keeping medicines… hankies… monthy protection…all sorts really … maybe hiding the chocolate from the kids too, i think i may try that one?
    warmest wishes
    ginny x

  7. GerryH says:

    Love these zipper bags. I’ve made a number of them and always look to make just one more.
    Great project for 20-Minutes-A-Day

  8. French Knots says:

    Your thrift store sounds brilliant, great for bargains. Love the pouch, the embroidery sets off the flowers really well.

  9. Mousy Brown says:

    That fabric looks so good with the embroidery – it really sets it off! Great idea for a quick project – any chance of a tutorial?? 🙂

  10. You know, I don’t think I have a single zipped pouch, how funny is that? What do you use them for?

  11. AG Ambroult says:

    can’t wait to take you up on that offer some day. Maybe I need to go back and visit my alma mater one of these years…

  12. Attila says:

    I have one in my bag containing pens, calculator and tape measure. I use a large one and a medium one for crochet projects, perfect for when I take something with me to do while i visit my mum in her nursing home.

  13. Jennifer says:

    Jenny, I used to be scared of zippers too, but this is a good project to cut your teeth on. Try one, then the sky will be the limit.

    Frugal Trenches, I use them for lots of things, including change, coupons, spare outfits for the babe. Just about anything you can think of, you can make a bag for it.

    Mousy Brown, I’ll try to get a tutorial done one of these days

    Thanks everyone, you all are so encouraging.

  14. Studio j says:

    I’m new to your blog and I love it! Your title caught my eye as I too live on the prairie (western Nebraska). Any chance you might divulge the location of your thrift store (I looked back through your posts but didn’t see a location)? We make frequent visits to Colorado by way of Cheyenne and also travel often to see family in Laramie.
    Thanks for your inspiration – I can’t wait to make a zippered pouch!

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