Friday, July 27, 2012

Triple-Zip Pouch

There is a tutorial half-written, that hopefully you will see one day soon. I was well on my way to sharing it today, but you all know how life happens. And it did. So instead, I'll keep working on it and test it out a bit, and for today, I'll just share the result - my newest zip pouch.
It all started when a friend brought me a pouch from her trip to Hawaii. It's an awesome blue with sea turtles swimming all over it, and it's perfect storage for my rotary cutters and blades and such. Anyway, she handed it to me, saying five little words: "Here's a challenge for you!" Challenge indeed! This zippy has 3(!) zippers. I hate to say that the gifted pouch has been sitting on my work table for a while . . . waiting. And what better occasion to give it a go than my friend's birthday this week. 
It wasn't really the zippers that scared me. It was the linings. It was a mind-bender figuring out how it all went together, and well, how it worked . . . But surprisingly, once I started measuring and cutting and stitching, it only took me a couple of hours to make it happen.
Next challenge?

Linking up with sew & tell and Fabric Tuesday.

27 comments:

Patchwork and Play said...

Oh, I admire your skill and ingenuity! This is an amazing pouch! And to think you are going to share it all with us! Love the Echo too!

Megan said...

Totally gorgeous pouch - I love it!

Katy Cameron said...

Pretty! If you get an inset circle done by Tuesday you can link up to a giveaway on my blog. Right enough, you'll only win a pouch that can hold an embroidery hoop, so you might not want to lol

Annabella said...

Oh it`s great and a more challenging zippy pouch tute would be very useful!

M-R said...

I love those fabrics, Debbie. You did an awesome job with this. Looking forward to the tutorial!

CityHouseStudio said...

Oooo, looking forward to the tutorial!
I love the blue fabrics, and the red it the perfect accent - love it!

Tina ~ Seaside Stitches said...

What a great bag! Can't wait for the tutorial. (no pressure!)

Rhonda H said...

Lovely bag! I have barely conquered the one zip bag yet myself! Looks great!

Erica said...

I love it! I am looking forward to the tutorial - so glad you figured it all out so I won't have to! =)

Leanne said...

That is the best, I will look forward to the tutorial.

Heather D. said...

Awesome!! I'm looking forward to the tutorial very much. I don't know if my mind could bend the way yours did to figure that all out, so I'm glad you've done the work for the rest of us. :)

Mickey said...

Awesome and clever. What a fun pouch---and so many possibilities--add a short strap and it's a little purse. Hmmm. Thanks for sharing. I'll look forward to your tutorial.

Katie B. said...

You're so clever! I don't have the brain power to figure that out. I'm glad you did! :)

Live a Colorful Life said...

Great pouch. Tutorial would be nice.

Cherie said...

Wow that looks so cool! I'll be looking out for that tutorial =D

Katie said...

LOVE!!! I'm glad you're putting together a tutorial, because I just can't wrap my head around those linings!

Amy DeCesare said...

I love this design, and your finished pouch is awesome!

Patti Shanks said...

Fantastic pouch, Debbie! I e en have some Echo calling to me to be used in something fun. Looking forward to the tutorial!

Carla said...

Smarty pants ; ) it's lovely.

Toni said...

Aren't you clever? The pouch looks fabulous! Doesn't it feel good to figure it out?

Angie @ craftedAngles said...

very cute - i agree that the liners are mind-boggling! Well done :)

Grandma G said...

What a great little pouch, with so many possible uses! I'll be waiting for that tutorial!

Sarcastic Quilter said...

Such a neat pouch. It's insane how you did the liners. I'd say I'll be waiting for a tutorial like the others but I never can do pouches or purses so I'll be content to love what you create. :)

Ellie Q said...

Can't wait for the tutorial! My brain hurts when I try to make it go 3-D! :)

Cathy said...

I like it!!!!!

Kirsten said...

I think I missed seeing this one - love it!! The multiple zips are a great idea!

thisyearsdozen said...

I love your 3-zip pouch. Going to try it. Wish me luck!! Thanks for the tutorial.