June 6, 2017

Summer Fun - Red White and Blue Zippered Pouch

Hello, Friends!
Who's ready for summertime?
I am!!!

Whenever I need a nice gift, I like to make a new version of
the Open Wide Zippered Pouch,

I've made so many of these...
and I've never been disappointed with the results.
This time I chose some red, white and blue fabrics
that I bought from Connecting Threads a few years ago.
The line was called Smooth Sailing.

{I love the anchors, all lined up!}

The addition of gray to the 
traditional patriotic palette looks so smart! 
That's why I chose a gray zipper to bring it out.
The lining fabric is a gray dot,
with a little red star popping up every so often.

The red and gray stripe provides a nice contrast 
for the bottom of the pouch.

I use Pellon ShapeFlex SF101 interfacing on my pouches,
for all of the exterior pieces, as well as the lining.
It adds soft shaping, and the pouch
is stable enough to stand, even while it's empty.

Once I've finished making one of these pouches,
I often add a ribbon for the zip pull.
I found this red gingham and could.not.resist.

I hope you'll have time for some summertime sewing, too!

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  1. Thanks for sharing.............another fun summer project to do !

  2. Gorgeous and special gift!! Makes me want to make a patriotic one for the summer now!! Love your fabrics!

  3. What a cute pouch! Everything you make is spot on. Your craftmanship is perfect!

  4. You always put together the cutest fabrics and turn them into the nicest treasures! I love it all - and that zipper pull is the cherry on top.


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