Wild zippered pouches

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Wild zippered pouches

Wild zippered pouches

I decided to spend a little time playing the other day so I got out some wild fabric to make a couple bags.  What do you think…..a 70’s look? One bag is 8 inches wide and the other is about 15 inches.

Wild zippered pouches

This is a piece of batik that I bought sight unseen about a year ago. It
is very heavy and the white swirl and green leaves are actually paint. I
didn’t care for it and it was shoved to the bottom of my batik pile.

Wild zippered pouches

I actually like the fabric mixed with a solid and I was concerned about stitching through the painted part but had no problem. I had found a pattern I liked about a year ago and then couldn’t remember where I had put the link. I search Fire Fox, Chrome and finally found it the other day in my Internet Explorer bookmarks.

The link to the tutorial is at May Your Bobbin Be Always Full – the neat thing about her tutorial is that you make 5 bags at one time. Since I was using “guiney pig” fabric I just made a piece, cut one bag the size she showed and made a bigger one with the leftovers.

Wild zippered pouches

I’m thinking now of making a big beach bag out of this fabric that I’m kind of liking now.


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  1. OMGoodness – I won! Thank you, Connie, and a special thank you to Builder Bob for creating the holder. I am so excited!
    Your little purses are very nice. I like making these. I have some especially sized to hold the footpedal and so forth inside my Featherweight case to protect my machine from scratches, but I used large "plastic sport" zippers available at Joann's. Not the metal zippers.
    Thank you again for holding the drawing – so fun!

  2. Great little bags. They are great for trying out new techniques and just plain fun to sew. I have severalk I want to make – guess I should get with it.

  3. The little colourful pouches look ideal in the batik fabric. They have the hippy years and bohemian look about them. I really like them.

  4. Hi Connie,
    Have to agree with you all about that fabric. It most definitely screams '70's. lol I suppose a person had to live through that yucky color period to know. 😉 However, it did make great little bags. Very cute! And congrats to the winner of the giveaway.
    Ugh, hope you don't have to spend all weekend painting. Take care….

  5. Yes does scream the seventies and what a great use for it. Those bags are great and thanks for the link to May your Bobbins always be full.

  6. That fabric does scream 70's Connie LOL…love the little bags and the bright colors!!
    Congrats to Cyn on winning Builder Bob's great ruler holder!
    Have a great weekend (I enjoy painting, so if I lived nearby I'd come help you)
    ~Terry~ :o)

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