Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Little Penguin Quilts Through the Year

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Work in Progress Wednesday

My husband surprised me with a sewing request the other day, and since that doesn't happen often, I decided I'd better get right on it!  He has seen the various zipper pouches I've made for myself and other family members and friends, and thought he could use a couple for when we are traveling.  He really wanted solid fabrics for his pouches, so I took him to my favorite LQS that has the best Kona Cotton solid selection in our area.

For the first pouch he chose a royal blue for the exterior and a gray for the inside.  I used the Open-Wide Zipper Pouch tutorial from Noodlehead for the pattern, and it went together very easily! Even though this is about my eighth zipper to put in, I still struggle a bit with that part of the pouch construction, but I guess I will just keep practicing!  It's a good thing you can't see any of the zipper stitching from the outside of the pouch!

He also asked if I could put a small pocket on the inside, which I found was really easy to do, and I sewed on a tiny hook and eye to make sure the pocket would stay somewhat closed.

For the second pouch, he chose brown and tan fabrics.  Time to get going on this one today!

Linking up with the New WIP Wednesday linky at Silly Mama Quilts, and also Let's Bee Social at Sew Fresh Quilts.


Linda said...

How fun to sew for your husband! I love your bags, especially the one you made for your Mom and your lunch bag (love the Game Pieces fabric). Your zipper looks perfect. Very clever with the hook & eye on the pocket.

Pam @ Quilting Fun said...

So fun to sew something you know will be loved and used, very cute. I like the added pocket.

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

How great to have your work requested! The blue one looks fantastic. You will have the brown one finished in no time!

Anonymous said...

Great bags, both color schemes are perfect. Barbora