So, when I saw that Preeti, who blogs over at Sew Preeti Quilts, had posted a tutorial for a different zipper pouch than I had made before, I knew I had to try it! Preeti calls it the Simplest Zippered Pouch, so that told me I could do it, even though I still have a very stiff wrist and can only sew a little bit at a time before it gets mad at me! (I started my therapy last week, and I'm doing my exercises, I promise!)
I also wanted to make something more with my Caribbean Blue scraps (see yesterday's post)! I started with a larger piece of the ocean blue - cut 11 x 6.5. I bordered that with two pieces of the sunset blue - cut 11 x 2.5. I layered that piece with a scrap piece of batting and a piece for the backing cut from the sunset blue also.
I quilted it with some simple lines, according to Preeti's example! Then she gives excellent directions for putting in the zipper, and how to sew up the sides so that the pouch lays kind of flat and the zipper is on the front. I love this! It's completely different from any of my other pouches.
Looks like it will be perfect for carrying some sewing supplies if I happen to be taking them somewhere!
If you're needing some more scrappy inspiration, check out Oh Scrap! over at Quilting is More Fun than Housework!