I made this sweet zippered pouch recently.
Of course, I used Erin’s pattern, because it’s perfect. It’s the Essential Wristlet.
Since I’m sending this to a quilty friend in Canada, I wanted to make it quilty. So before making the pouch, I made a little quilt block and bordered with the gorgeous Sandi Henderson Ironworks print. I quilted it with the batting, & then cut my pieces for the zippered pouch from that. After that I just followed the pattern.
I’m always surprised at the number of people that are terrified of zippers. They really are not hard! If you’re unsure, then I want to tell you that Erin‘s patterns walk you through the process step by step. (She’s really not paying me to say this! I just love her patterns!) And I love that the end is clean and not all bunched up/tucked in.
OF course, I had to fill the Sweet Zippered Pouch with candy. That’s what makes it so sweet, right?
I also have to talk about the decorative stitching. It’s my new favorite thing, so expect to see this often! I used Aurifil 12 weight thread (in the bobbin too), a 90/14 needle and lengthened my stitch to 3.5. (I tested 4.0 also and it worked too. I just liked the look of 3.5 better on this project.) Then I just sewed like normal. It worked perfectly! And I think it adds a delightful detail without all the hand stitching…because I LOVE the look of hand stitching but just don’t like doing it!
So there you have it! My sweet zippered pouch. Next goal it to have ALL the colors of Aurifil 12 weight so I can add decorative stitching to everything under the sun. There are only 252 of them!
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