Last weekend we were out of town, and it always seems like I go through such withdrawal from my sewing machine while I'm away. It may be that I spend so much time before the trip packing and planning that I don't get to sew - then can't sew while I'm away. Maybe it's that when I'm out and about with friends and family I'm just more inspired - and thus want to interpret that inspiration into quilts?
Whatever reason, I find myself working on tiny, quick finishes the week before a planned trip. This time it was this cute tiny dumpling zip pouch.
I'd had my eye on the tutorial for quite some time - it's been there on my pinterest board waiting (yes, I do have a pinterest board dedicated to zip pouch eye candy!). Thursday night, while I should have been packing, I sewed this little guy (I made the smaller/harder version it measures about 4" x 2.5" x 3").
The tutorial was very straight forward and I didn't have any problems with it. I used one layer of fusible fleece inside of mine. It's nice and sturdy without being stiff. A touch of hand stitching really makes it shine!
Here are a tip in case you make one yourself - baste the zip to one layer of fabric first - using a smaller seam allowance. This keeps the wiggling to a minimum when sewing it in, as the curve is a little tricky.
I'll leave you with a question: What should I put in it?? It's been riding around in my purse all weekend without anything inside!