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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Zipper Pouches...and Who Doesn't Love Ruffles?

From last week, all the ceiling scraping is done, and I made not one, but two little zipper pouches!  They were that easy!  See the tutorial at Skip to My Lou.

Here's the one I did first. Zipper taken from worn out capris, old sheet, white fabric that had been a make-shift bed skirt (that has since been replaced) and a small piece of new green fabric.  I only have pictures of the finished pouch for this one.

To make the green ruffle, I hemmed the long edges under, then did a baste stitch so I could ruffle the whole piece.  Then I sewed that onto the flowered fabric before I sewed it to the zipper.

This is the second pouch I made.  
 This time I bought a zipper, but used the same white for the lining as before, black and white scraps from a dress I made for one of my daughters, and pink knit from a stained girl's shirt.
 To make the ruffles here, I took 3 strips of the pink knit and did a baste stitch down the middle and ruffled them.  
I lined them up on the black and white fabric and pinned the top and bottom before sewing down the middles of the ruffles.  In retrospect, I should have used pink thread, but I was a little overeager and didn't stop to look for any.
My husband always teases me when I make something.  "What are you going to use that for?" he asks.  And I usually don't know.  It was fun, and cute, and I'll figure out something to do with it.  I'm sure at least one of these will make its way into my purse.


  1. My husband asks me the same thing haha, it just feels good to finish something right?! Love the zippered pouch with the ruffle, so cute!

  2. I love the pink ruffle pouch! It's adorable! I love how you used stuff you already had!

  3. Adore the pink one!!
    (coming from the Eisy Morgan link party)

  4. Seriously adorable, and that its from that pink tee is even better! Stopping by from Eisy Morgan

  5. I see everyone doing ruffles, but can not figure it out! Thanks for sharing at Eisy Morgan!

  6. Those are really cute. I'm been wanting to follow that same tute, but am super intimidated of inserting a zipper. I'm still very new to sewing and have no idea how to do zippers or button holes. I have the tools for them, that came with my machine, but they are still just sitting there...

    Love that you used so many bits that you already had!

  7. I love the pink ruffles! And that you used stuff you already had - great idea to use the shirt. I'm your newest follower!

  8. Very cute! Found you from Eisy Morgan! I love the colors and patterns you chose, beautiful!

  9. So pretty! thanks for linking up to Wicked Awesome Wednesday.

  10. These little pouches are adorable! I love the ruffles and the zippers. I am sure you will find a use for them :)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving me a comment about my stenciled bucket!


  11. I can't believe you made that darling little pouch from scraps! I love the colors and I'm a sucker for ruffles. :)

  12. hiya great project and tutorial ,i love black with pink and white x i am visitng from handy man crafty woman and i am your newest follower too hope you can visit me too

  13. Very lovely, who wouldn't want one of those!!
    THanks so much for linking up!

  14. this is so cute!! love that you made the ruffle from a tshirt!!

    I'd love for you to link this up to my new link party, Your Whims Wednesday! http://mygirlishwhims.blogspot.com/2011/04/your-whims-wednesday-1.html

  15. This is so pretty, I love the black and pink!

    I found you on Your Whims Wed.

  16. HI!
    This is simply delightful!! So feminine!
    And thanks for visiting my blog amd leaving a comment, thanks!