Saturday, 22 January 2011

Kawaii zippered pouches

I love cute Japanese fabrics ... love love LOVE them!! They are pretty hard to find in the UK but there are several sellers on Etsy who have some nice ones. I made these up for friends and family.



They aren't very big - I bought the fabric from a seller on Etsy and the pieces were pre-cut to 5.5" x 6". The finished purses are roughly 5" x 5.5". I lined them with a red dotty quilting cotton.



They make me happy and I hope they make their new owners happy too.
Have a great weekend, friends.

4 comments:

  1. I love cute Japanese fabric too! And I love the purses!

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  2. They're supercute! You've gotta love such happy fabrics.

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  3. LOVE these! Do you have a tutorial for them? I'm scared of zippers but think I might like to try making some little bags to get the hang of them. :)

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  4. Thanks Fiona. Thanks Cam.

    Hi Tiffany! Thanks for the comment.There are a lot of zippered pouch tutorials online like this one: http://u-handbag.typepad.com/uhandblog/2007/02/had_a_quiet_wee.html
    or this one: http://www.skiptomylou.org/2009/01/14/how-to-make-a-lined-zipper-pouch-tutorial/
    This one is more like how I make mine as I do top-stitch by the zip: http://blueflowertreasures.wordpress.com/2008/02/19/zippered-lined-pouch-or-bag-tutorial/
    or even this lovely one:
    http://flossieteacakes.blogspot.com/2009/05/lined-zippered-pouch-make-up-bag.html
    I recently did a demo with a craft group at work and we used this cute tutorial
    http://paper-and-string.blogspot.com/2009/03/500-posts-craft-day.html
    as it didn't require a sewing machine.
    If you're not worried about the placement of the zip (eg you don't mind the zip in the centre instead of at the top), have a look at my
    Stuffy tutorial here
    http://craftyady.blogspot.com/2010/07/stuffy-wee-zipper-pouch-tutorial.html
    Hope this helps!
    Happy sewing.

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