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What a darling little zipper bag! Win/win-- you use up some blocks and stash and get a cute little bag. I "pinned" the link for "one of these days". I've got a boatload of those little 3.5 inch 9patches too. they have been my leader ender pieces for a long time. So far I have 2 nap sized tops made with them and still have more to work on. Will share photos whenever I get around to quilting them
Lynne, If you use that tutorial, I'd suggest you follow the measurements for the first time though. That way, you'll see how it all goes together and the proportions. However, in subsequent creations, feel free to use whatever measurements you want or whatever your fabric scraps dictate. The 9-patch zip pouch I shared certainly didn't follow the tutorial's measurements!
The tutorial has you use a separate lining, which finishes off the inside beautifully. However, I think it lacks one essential finishing point .... if you follow the tutorial as it is written, the lining is attached to the exterior *only* at the zipper edge. This means that when you are scrabbling around inside for something, it is entirely possible and probably inevitable that as you pull your items out of the pouch, the lining will pull up also. I knew this would drive me nutso.
So, I added one more step, just before you stitch up the opening in the lining (for turning the pouch inside out). This step attaches the boxed seamlines of the exterior & lining together so that even if you specifically grab the lining inside, it will NOT pull out on its own. This will keep the lining inside the pouch.
If you ever get around to using the tutorial, contact me and I'll guide you through my extra step. It doesn't take more than 5 minutes total but adds a whole lot of functionality to the pouch. :-)
If I make it to the retreat would you show me how to make the bag with the zipper inside.
Lynne did you ever make your trip to Puduache.? There not must to see there.
Sure, Viola. I'd be happy to.
I LOVE your little bag, Pirate! That's so cute!
Thanks for the additional info! I have made a few zippered pouches and do know how to "box off" the bottom so the lining won't come out, but I didn't know how to make that big opening. They could make some cute gits to have on hand at Christmas.
Yes, I did but it was just for one day. It was just enough to get away for a bit of new scenery. Of course, I went to Hancocks and I like it down by the riverfront. After last year's accident, I hope I get over this nervousness about traveling solo.
Glad you were able to make it.Did you like the Hancocks quilt shop? I hope you will get over your accident event from last year. I will be coming to IL Thanksgiving week end for my dad estate sale. For Christmas I wil be traveling to West VI for Christmas.
Super cute and I love that tutorial. You gave me that years ago and you are right. It makes the best zipper pouches ever.