You know how I was hoping to get some pouches made before our trip? Done and done! Both were so easy and I can't wait to use them. I definitely see more of these being made.
First up is a little zippy pouch that I made using the Lil Cutie Pouches tutorial from Noodlehead. As with all of Anna's tutorials I've used, this one is well-written and easy to follow.
Little zippered pouches like these are simple to make and everyone can use one. I plan to make a few of these and slip a gift card in them for little thank-you gifts for a couple of my friends.
I have been wanting to make a boxy pouch for a while now, and our upcoming trip was a good reason to get it done. It's a little pathetic really, but right now when we travel, our shampoos and other toiletries reside in ziplock bags. They get the job done, but I think I can do better.
I used this tutorial from It's a Pretty Modern Life. There are many tutorials out there for this type of bag, but this one was very thorough, and I had the right sized zipper. Many of the other tutorials I looked at needed a 14" zipper and all I had were 12". Since this was my first attempt at this kind of bag I really didn't want to modify the pattern. Now that I have made one and see how easy it was, I wouldn't hesitate to alter the size. In fact, I will probably be making one for my husband and make it just a little larger.
I love the fabrics I used for this. The outside of the bag is Blockprint Blossom in Amber from Joel Dewberry's Heirloom line, and the lining and little handles are made from one of the Denyse Schmidt prints available at JoAnn's.
I can't wait to free my suitcase from the clutter of ziplocs!
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