This is a little bit of a change of pace for me and my blog. This make isn’t an outfit, but I did make it and it is sewn, so I say it counts! I haven’t had a ton of time to make clothing lately, but I did get a little machine time in to create this little double zipper pouch. I should start by saying this was for a swap which I joined through a Facebook group called Made with Love by Mollie fabrics. This is actually a fabric group, but we did a swap! We were each assigned a partner and needed to make a zipper pouch for someone else and mail them within two weeks. Those were the only rules.
This was my first ever double zipper bag so I knew it would be a challenge to myself, but I wanted be able to send a nice item to my partner. I knew how to make a basic zipper pouch so I did a little research into adding a second zipper on the back panel! In my mind, this was much more difficult than it actually was. So here we go. This is the short version.
Create front panel- Major scrappy goodness here my friends!
2. Create Back Panel – Less scrappy, still as cool.
3. Add zippers and connect panels. It is all coming together now!
4. Finish your corners and Tada! You have a bag. I added jewelry charms to the zippers for a little more whimsy. It really is all about the details, correct? They are super cute and took about 14 seconds to install. Trust me when I say it took me waaayyyy longer to decide which bee charms I should use.
Bzzzzzzz goes the little bees!
I think I need one of these myself, maybe a little larger.
Would anyone be interested in a Youtube video with more detailed directions for completing a bag similar to this? I think that could be fun! Let me know in the comments!
Do you think this would be a nice gift? Christmas gifts anyone??
I am a single dog mom of two and we happily reside in a small house in Ohio. We spend our days playing fetch, digging holes in the garden, and sewing, lots of sewing. We have high hopes of moving to the mountains someday. The dogs don’t really know that yet, but they will understand. I shamelessly hoard fabric and feel slightly sorry for whoever has to sort my stash when I am gone. I am employed full time in a industry that requires little of my creativity, but basically lets me wear whatever I want. So it works out.
I can usually be found behind one of my sewing machine avoiding human contact. I test a lot of clothing patterns and therefore always have a new outfit to share. You have most likely found my blog through some sort of sewing outlet and will quickly realize that I am sewing for a plus size body. For reference, I am 5'1 and wear a range from a 2-5x. Sizes change with every designer and you can't trust ready to wear sizing when you are making your own clothing. Your tape measure will become one of your most used tools and if you misplace them like I do, you should pick up several. I will be sharing the good, the bad, and the A-MA-ZING with you… So stay tuned. I will also try to teach you a few of my tricks along the way.
People always tells me they want to learn how to sew. My best advice is you have to start. Just do it! You are going to mess up, you will break needles, you will ruin the pretty fabric, you will stab your fingers, but you will learn. You will make something and you will wear it. Someone will say, “I like your shirt.” and you will smile and say, “Thanks, I made it.” You will race home and make something else. Pretty soon you have made more good things than bad and you will feel proud of yourself and you should. I will be proud of you too. :)
Ok, that is enough rambling, I have sewing to do. :) SequoiaLynn
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2 thoughts on “Double Zippered Pouch”
I’ve been following your blog for quite some time now. I’m always super impressed by the things you make for yourself. I think it’s super cool that you participated in a “sewing swap” activity through Made with Love by Mollie. I want to do that!
I have a sewing blog, too (SewingSociety.com). Would you like to do a swap with me? We could both sew something for each other and then write about what we sew, and mention each other’s blogs in our posts. What do you think? I would love to sew a gift for you and this makes working on backlinks less of a chore.
Respectfully, Cara Stromness email@example.com
On Fri, Aug 27, 2021 at 6:33 AM SequoiaLynn Sews wrote:
> SequoiaLynnSews posted: ” This is a little bit of a change of pace for me > and my blog. This make isn’t an outfit, but I did make it and it is sewn, > so I say it counts! I haven’t had a ton of time to make clothing lately, > but I did get a little machine time in to create this littl” >
I love this zippered bag and would love a you tube tutorial !! Thank you Sequoia for sharing !
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