DIY: Zip Pouch

5 Sep

I’ve always wanted to be good at sewing. I even took a class or two at the local JoAnn Fabrics when I was in high school. Sadly, my skills never developed beyond hemming pants or replacing a button.

One of my goals this year was to dust off the ole’ sewing machine and try my hand at a few sewing projects; in particular, curtains for our living room and throw pillows for the couch. It’s now September and I haven’t made any progress toward accomplishing those two tasks. However, thanks to a recent sewing tutorial from the blog, A Beautiful Mess, I’m now back in the sewing saddle!

Take a peek below at the cute zip pouches I created:

diy zip purse tutorial

Not only did I have to install a zipper, both bags are also lined! My husband was quite impressed with my sewing skills. Yay for being domestic! 😉

During the sewing process I had to modify the pattern a bit – my local fabric store didn’t carry leather or chevron, so I had to do a bit of math to come up with new dimensions. Nevertheless, the tutorial was really easy to follow and turned this novice into a sewer again!

xoxo, Andi

3 Responses to “DIY: Zip Pouch”

  1. Laura September 27, 2012 at 12:40 pm #

    I love the fabric you chose.

  2. allputtogether September 27, 2012 at 1:50 pm #

    Thanks Laura! There are so many cute print options now.

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