Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Hi. My name's Amber. And I made a bag.

My Open Wide Zippered Pouch is finished. 
I actually finished it - that's the part that blows me away the most I think.


Don't get me wrong.  For most of you reading this, this pouch would be a snap to make.  The tutorial was great and I had lots of moral support :)  But for a girl like me, who doesn't do bags or zippers (have I said that before?) - this was kinda a big deal.  But in the end - it really wasn't that hard.  Imagine that.

I made the large version.  With two little pockets.


And a cute little (fray checked) ribbon pull.


And a cute little mini tab.


Yes, I made a bag
(excuse me, a pouch). 
It feels good.  I want to make lots more. 
And maybe get a little better at this sewing a zipper business.


The wonderful tutorial for this Open Wide Zippered Pouch can be found HERE.  3 different size options are included.

Happy sewing!
~ Amber

23 comments:

Deborah said...

Oh this is just adorable!!

Darlene said...

OK, I'm in serious awe. I am very bagophobic (it's the dang zipper that scares the bejeebers out of me - LOL)

Very cute pouch. I'm going to check out the tutorial - maybe I can do it. I seriously doubt it because I shut out at the mention of ZIPPER. LOL

Glinda ♥ said...

A lovely bag ... I avoid projects with zips but maybe I should give this a go ... Thanks for sharing :)

Terry@ a quilting blog said...

What a cute pouch...love the fabric! Thanks for sharing the link...I've never used zippers before but will have to give it a try!

b davis said...

Yah for Amber! :) It's really cute! That's our fabric we got together. You made a bag & I made an apron. Super duper cute bag! I like how it stands up. It makes me think of a make-up bag.

Joan said...

Love the cute, little bag and the fabric is so pretty! Another project to add to my list. Thank you for sharing.

Cassie said...

Fun, fun! Looks great!

Anita Knutsen said...

Cute :)

Ali said...

I just made a couple of those last week, the pockets are a lovely idea. I think it turned out beautifully!

Cherie said...

That's so cool! I think I might attempt to make one after a small zipper disaster! =D

Bending Pins said...

Great job on your pouch, I adore the fabrics you chose!
Tabatha @ BendingPins.com

Leanne said...

Making things with zippers puts me off to, but i would love to have a go, your pouch is lovely. Well done.

Toni Selman said...

Yeah!!!!! Still struggling with zippers on my end...finally figured out I have a zipper foot.
Toni
www.lifeinapinkbunnysuit.com

Julianne said...

It looks great, the zipper looks perfect, you are making me want to attempt one!

Thimbleanna said...

Great job Amber! I love your fabric choices!

Amy said...

I love to make zipper bags! I have this pattern and am excited to make a few of these. Thank you for showing us your bag. I love the colors you chose.
Blessings
Amy

Kathleen O'Grady said...

I love your little pouch and the colors you chose, great job!

CAS said...

Your pouch is just adorable! Congrats, Amber, on your lovely accomplishment. I adore those colors!

trish said...

Yay Amber. You did a super job! It is so cute.
I know what you mean about zippers and all.
I made my first zippered and lined pouch
the other day. It is on my blog. :0)
Have a fantastic week. Trish xo

Julia said...

What is it about zippers!!! Because of you I checked out the tutorial and I'm going to give this a try. Cross your fingers...

Julia said...

What is it about zippers?? Because of you I looked at the tutorial and I'm going to give this a try...cross your fingers and thank you.

April said...

It turned out so cute! Great job getting over your fear of zippers. :)

Quiltluver said...

I have never done one either Amber! I have been too chicken! Maybe I should give it a shot. Yours turned out so pretty!.
Tonya