Okay, so I’m making this zip pouch because Chris at Chrisknits can’t stop making them! They are just so darn quick and useful. You can check out her blog here:
Do I have what I need? Let’s see. The project requires about 1/4 yard of fabric each for the outer shell and lining as well as a zipper. This one is about ten inches long.
I also required the better part of a cup of coffee to get started.
The gold cotton damask on the left is left over from a bedspread I made about 15 years ago. This scrap has been used in an experiment with Dye-Na-Flow fabric paint. I applied the paint to the back side of the fabric, to see if the color would seep through the woven vines but not through the shiny gold parts. It sort of did that. Now I have a use for it.
I also have this scrap, printed with shiny gold dillweed stems. I’ll use it for the bottom section of the bag.
Instructions for this project come courtesy of Anna Graham, at Noodle-head. com. You can get the details here:
My first attempt took about an hour or so to complete, with only one rip-it-out moment.
Here’s a peek at the inside. It does indeed open wide.
This will be a nice item for gift-giving. I think I will make the next one with a wrist strap.