Friday, May 29, 2015

Boxy Pouch - A Success!

Seeing so many fun pouches linked up with Oh Scrap!, I am inspired to try my hand at making some of my own.  On my first attempt, I wanted to just try out a pattern and practice sewing in a zipper.  
I found a great boxy pouch tutorial at kelbysews that didn't look too difficult so I thought I would whip one up!




I made mine using fusible fleece, a nylon zipper I had in my stash and some vintage (1970's?) home decorator fabric I inherited from my grandmother.  The pouch was fun to make and went together pretty easily.




I lined this one with a happy red print.  I will definitely be making more in the future.  I want to try my hand at making my own scrappy fabric and quilting it prior to sewing up the bag.  I can definitely see some of these being made for holiday gifts!




Linking Up:

Crazy Mom Quilts
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17 comments:

gayle said...

Terrific bag! Aren't they fun?
Next thing you know, there'll be cross-pollination with scrap-a-palooza, and you'll have bag-a-palooza in all kinds of gorgeous colors and patterns!

Sandra Walker said...

A gal can NEVER have too many bags, and guess I'm going to add another to my collection! Love this one. Thanks for the link and for showing yours!

Whitney Taylor said...

Isn't it nice to have a quick finish? I think I am going to have more of this kind of project in my future :)

I love your funky print. I never would have guessed that it is vintage!

em's scrapbag said...

Great gift idea!

Rosa said...

Very cute !

Sylvia Anderson said...

Thanks so much for sharing...think I'll hop right on over to Kelby's blog and get the tute for this cute bag. Have a wonderful weekend.
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LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

That turned out great! I think bags and pouches are a lot of fun, although I am still trrying to master zippers! I want to try a patchwork one next, too.

Rosemary B❤️ said...

Oh Cynthia, this turned out wonderful. Love using old treasured fabrics.
This is a great pattern

Jasmine said...

Darling! Thanks for the link. I'll add one to my bucket list.

SewPsyched! said...

So sweet!! I love how they come out all boxy, it looks impossible!! What a cheerful pouch to see everyday! XX!

Karin said...

That turned out great. I just recently also made two of those...they are sooo addictive!

Jayne said...

This turned out great Cynthia!!! It looks like you have made bags for a long time ~ this cannot be your first! Love it!

wish2stitch said...

Pouches are so much fun to make. I like your bright fabric choices. Visiting from FIUF.

Barb N said...

Very fun! The first thing I thought when I saw the picture was, "Where does she get her fabric?" Now I know!

Vera said...

Looking good! Well done! :)

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

Great print for your pouch. Thanks for linking up with TGIFF.

Jenn said...

Ugh, I'm sewing some zip bags for teacher gifts and I just can NOT get the hang of zippers!! Your bag looks FABULOUS!