Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Happy Wednesday! It's time to chat about my second new pattern, the Triplizip Zipper Pouch Pattern! This pattern includes three different zipper pouches: a simple lined zipper pouch, a cosmetic pouch, and a boxy pouch. Do you like the name? It's like triplicate (because there are three bags), but tripli-zip! I was going for a cheesy name theme with all three of the new patterns! :)
I designed these pouches for the zipper classes I teach at The Sewcial Lounge. This pattern was written with the beginner in mind, as most of my students have never sewn a zipper before! Over a year of teaching these pouches has them thoroughly tested!
The simple lined pouch is just that, simple! This is the pouch to start with for a first time zipper user! It's nothing fancy, but these types of pouches get a lot of use in our house! There is a bonus tip with this pouch, I show you how to add fancy zipper tab ends to keep your corners nice neat. Tip could be added to just about any zipper pouch!
The cosmetic pouch is a super handy size that is given shape with the help of gussets. Don't worry if you've never done them before, I walk you through it! I've added interfacing to the sample because it is quilting cotton, but this can be skipped with heavier fabrics!
Finally, the boxy pouch is a lot of fun! I love the shape of this pouch! It's lined, with only a few exposed seams on either end. I simply use a zig-zag stitch to finish them off. In class we make this entire pouch with laminated cotton fabric, which makes it a great toiletry bag. Instructions to make it with either laminated or regular cotton are included.
The sample bags are sewn up in my new Geometric Bliss collection, which ships in September! Solids used are Pure Elements by Art Gallery Fabrics. I love using YKK zippers from Zipit for my zipper projects!
You can find the PDF and paper versions of the Triplizip Pattern in my shop!