The XOXO Zippered Pouch // Tutorial

Note: The winner of the gift certificate to Burgundy Buttons is #33, Cheryl!

Today, I’m happy to share my XOXO Zippered Pouch as part of the Simply Charmed Blog Hop, hosted by Melissa from Happy Quilting.  Make a pouch, include some chocolate or a gift card, and you have a great Valentine’s Day gift for a friend, a family member, or even yourself! This pouch is versatile, it works well with traditional Valentine’s fabric & colors, or something less red & pink as well.  Please read through all of the instructions before you start; I’ll answer any questions in the comments. Thanks! And don’t forget to leave me a comment to be entered in the giveaway…

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Supply List
12 Charm Pack Prints, quartered (2 ½’’ pieces)
1 charm, cut into (2) 1 ½’’ x 3” pieces
Linen for Front:

     (1) 3’’  x 6’’ piece; 
     (1) 3’’ x 10’’ piece
Linen for Back: 
     (1) 3’’ x 10’’ piece;
     (1) 5’’ x 10’’ piece 
(2) 10” x 9 1/2” fusible interfacing pieces

(2) 10” x 9 1/2” lining pieces or an assortment of charms for lining
9” zipper
embroidery thread, needle, and water soluble pen (optional)

Note: Spray starch or starch alternative on the linen and press before cutting it into pieces. Linen has a tendency to shift as you sew it. The instructions have you cut linen pieces slightly bigger than you need so you can trim outer pouch pieces to a 9 ½’’ x 10’’ rectangle.


Assembling Side A

Arrange (12) 2 ½’’ pieces into a 4×3 grid; sew together in rows. Press each seam well. Pin row 1 to row 2, match seams, and pin on either side of the seam. Sew and press well. Repeat with rows 2 and 3. Sew, press, and trim if necessary.

If you want to add the XOXO embroidery, draw a straight line along the 

3’’ x 10’’ piece of linen with a water soluble pen.  Additionally, use the pen to mark XOXO, and stitch it up using a classic backstitch. I am an embroidery novice–Bari J has a great backstitch tutorial here if you need one! I used embroidery thread (I would use a few more strands next time); perle cotton would work nicely as well. 

Pin the  3’’  x 6’’ linen piece to the left of your 4×3 patchwork, sew, and press seam well. Pin the 3’’ x 10’’ piece to bottom, sew, and press well. 

Assembling Side B

Choose (5) 2 ½’’ squares, place them in a row, and sew end to end. Press. Pin the  3’’ x 10’’ linen piece to the top of the patchwork strip, sew, and press. Pin the 5’’ x 10’’ linen piece to the bottom of the patchwork strip, sew, and press.

Embroidery: I thought this pouch was bordering on “too sweet,” even for Valentine’s Day, so I used my plum embroidery floss to sew three rows of (very) rustic running stitches below the patchwork.
Assembling the zippered pouch

Patchwork pouch pieces, interfacing, lining, and zipper

Fuse a lightweight, fusible interfacing on the outside pieces of the pouch according to the manufacturer’s directions. You can interface the lining as well, if you wish.

Use fabric (or ribbon) to cover the end of your zipper; it makes the pouch more finished and is a simple way to add color. I like using zippers and thread that contrast with my pouch, in this case, plum and white.

Fold the 2 pieces of 1 1/2” x 3” fabric in half, lengthwise, and iron. Then, iron the edges in a 1/4”. Fold over each zipper end, pin, lengthen your stitch length (optional), and stitch right along the edge of the fabric. Note: If you don’t stitch along the edge, you will most likely hit the metal part of the zipper, breaking your needle. Tip: For the end with the zipper pull, open the zipper first, then pin and sew.

 Pin the zipper face down to the top edge of Side A.
 (Line up the actual zipper, not the top of the zipper end covers). 
 Lay lining fabric face down, right sides together, and pin along top of zipper. 

Now, the fun part! Zippers aren’t scary, don’t let anyone tell you that they are, especially if you use a zipper foot.  If necessary, move your needle to the left, and use a zipper foot to sew right along the edge of the zipper. (Make sure to reduce your stitch length if you lengthened it earlier).

 When you get to the end where the zipper pull is, stop, unpin, and with your needle in the down position, open the zipper. This will help you sew the zipper in straight (unless your brother in law is in town and your kids are horsing around in the living room, and then you will be okay with “straight enough,” as you will see.)

Press the outside of the pouch away from the zipper; do the same with the lining. Lengthen your stitch, and topstitch along the outside; this will help your lining from getting caught in the zipper. 
Place Side B right sides together on side A, lining up the top with the edge of the zipper. Pin into place. 

Turn pouch over, place lining right sides together, line up along top of zipper, pin. 
 Sew in place, repeating steps above. Press and topstitch. 

 Your pouch will look like this. OPEN YOUR ZIPPER (at least halfway)! Now, fold back the outsides of the pouch so that right sides are together; your linings will be right sides together, too.

Trim zipper end pieces as shown to reduce bulk.
 
(Reduce stitch length if necessary.) Pin zipper pulls towards lining. Pin the outer pieces together and the lining together, starting with the long sides. 
Sew 1/4” (or slightly larger seam) along each long side, taking special care when going over the bulk where the zipper ends meet.  Next, sew along the remaining edge of outer fabrics. Sew along the remaining edge of the lining, leaving a 3” opening to turn the pouch. 
Trim the corners of the pouch. 
Flip the pouch inside out through the opening in the lining and the open zipper. Use a point turner or chopstick to make sure the corners are square.  Sew the opening in the lining by hand or machine, and admire your work. Ta da! Happy Valentine’s Day!!!

And the Giveaway! Finally! Leah from Burgundy Buttons has offered a $25 gift certificate to one of my readers. Leave me a comment for the chance to win the gift certificate, and include a favorite (or un-favorite) Valentine’s Day story, yours or someone else’s, if you want. A favorite includes getting running shoes from my husband one year, the all time un-favorite was when I was 16. I was driving my mom’s mini-van, was hit, and we ended up upside down in an intersection. Miraculously, we were all okay. But it set the bar pretty low– any Valentines Day when I am NOT in a car crash is a fabulous one. This year, I got a new IKEA sewing table and filing cabinet. Might be the best gift yet! Pictures forthcoming :)

   

Charm Pack courtesy of the Fat Quarter Shop.. and they are sponsoring a $200 Grand Prize Giveaway–enter at Melissa’s blog here. 

February 1 – Melissa from Happy Quilting with the Knotty Little Apron Tutorial
February 2 – Heather from Quilt Story with the Heart Garland Tutorial
February 3 – Melissa from Lilac Lane with the Be Mine Tote Tutorial
February 6 – Angela from Cut to Pieces with the Pincushion Tutorial
February 7 – Amy from Diary of a Quilter with the Scrappy Nine Patch Table Quilt Tutorial
February 8 – Natalia from Piece N Quilt with the Trio of Pillows Tutorial
February 9 – Jessica from Twin Fibers with the Valentine Card Keeper Tutorial
February 10 – Katie from Swim, Bike, Quilt with the XOXO Zippered Pouch Tutorial
February 11 – Jane from Want It, Need It, Quilt
February 13 – Corey from Little Miss Shabby
February 14 – Happy Valentines Day and the Grand Prize Winner Announcement!!!!
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202 Comments

  1. Posted February 10, 2012 at 7:20 am | Permalink

    Well, I got a some jewelry and several other things one year. It was more like Christmas in February than Valentine’s. That was nice. Thanks for the tutorial!

  2. Posted February 10, 2012 at 8:38 am | Permalink

    Makeup kits and perfume used to be fun when I was younger, but now I really like homemade cards and kisses and hugs! What a lovely bag, and thanks for showing the zipper tips (and when to say when;) !

  3. Posted February 10, 2012 at 8:38 am | Permalink

    Sweet pouch in pretty colours! I have a wonderful husband who has surprised me with beautiful lingerie over our 30 year marriage!!

  4. Posted February 10, 2012 at 11:09 am | Permalink

    Thanks a million for that zipper tutorial!
    My DH has surprised me with flowers and lingerie, he always finds lovely and fanciful presents for me.

  5. Posted February 10, 2012 at 11:11 am | Permalink

    Love the pouch and what a great way to cover the zipper ends. thanks for the great giveaway and being part of this blog hop. My favorite Valentine’s was when my hubby took me to the candle light hike on valentine’s day at the local state park by our home.

  6. Posted February 10, 2012 at 12:00 pm | Permalink

    Lovely project!
    My DH took me to a lovely place to walk and afterwards we had coffee and yummy cake in a restaurant. It was very special!

  7. Posted February 10, 2012 at 12:11 pm | Permalink

    This year I’m getting new family room furniture for Valentine’s Day. Not the usual gift, but I’m pretty excited about it.

  8. Posted February 10, 2012 at 12:23 pm | Permalink

    This year I am getting a serger. I am so excited!

  9. Posted February 10, 2012 at 12:38 pm | Permalink

    What a cute zippered bag! My husband is not big on celebrating valentines, but he did make me a new sewing center from file cabinets and some really pretty countertop. I’m very happy and excited to have a larger space to work on, rather than the 80 year old sewing cabinet that belonged to his grandmother.

  10. Posted February 10, 2012 at 12:47 pm | Permalink

    what a lovely pouch and great tutorial.

  11. Posted February 10, 2012 at 12:48 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for the chance to win! My favorite gift was a new car. It wasn’t really a gift but we coincidentally bought me a new car right on Valentine’s Day one year. :)

  12. Posted February 10, 2012 at 12:51 pm | Permalink

    Very cute pouch! I love it. This year my husband offered me some extra time to myself for sewing and a romantic day together while Grandma babysits. I’m looking forward to all of it! Thanks for the giveaway.

  13. Posted February 10, 2012 at 12:53 pm | Permalink

    Cute! I love little zipper bags. How fun for Valentines Day, thanks for the tutorial.

  14. Posted February 10, 2012 at 12:58 pm | Permalink

    Cute pouch! We don’t really do Valentines. Simply spending time together is really the best for us. :)

  15. Posted February 10, 2012 at 12:59 pm | Permalink

    Nice tut! The pouch is so cute!

  16. Posted February 10, 2012 at 1:01 pm | Permalink

    So cute!!

  17. Vroomans' Quilts
    Posted February 10, 2012 at 8:09 am | Permalink

    Lovely little pouch – and glad to see a tute with the zip ends covered, much cleaner finish. Love to receive the chocolate roses – and leaving hints about them!

  18. Posted February 10, 2012 at 1:10 pm | Permalink

    I’m not big valentines day person, but I do love all of the cute projects in the blot hop. Thanks for the opportunity.

  19. Posted February 10, 2012 at 1:11 pm | Permalink

    is it sad to say I don’t normally get a gift! I love my Honeyman, but he is not really the gift kind of guy! Cute zipper poush, however zippers scare me!! Maybe I will try it out!! LOL!!

  20. Posted February 10, 2012 at 1:11 pm | Permalink

    Great project….I need to make a few for gifts. My favorite Valentine’s gift was a pretty heart necklace and earrings from my husband

  21. Posted February 10, 2012 at 1:13 pm | Permalink

    Lovely pouch…thanks for sharing the tutorial!

  22. Posted February 10, 2012 at 1:29 pm | Permalink

    Darling little bag, thanks for the tute! I don’t participate in V-day, so don’t have any good/bad stories to tell :)

  23. Posted February 10, 2012 at 1:31 pm | Permalink

    Cute pouch – thanks for the tutorial! My favorite Valentine’s gift from my husband was flowers – but he included a new taillight for my car because he saw that it was not working – and he installed it, too. That is what I call putting love into action.

  24. Posted February 10, 2012 at 1:31 pm | Permalink

    Great instructions on the pouch. I’ve sewen in many zippers and like your instructions; a newbee should be able to put in the zipper perfectly. V Day is a special day for me to tell the grands that I think they’re perfect!

  25. Posted February 10, 2012 at 1:39 pm | Permalink

    Very cute zipper bag – thanks! Hmmmm, my favorite gift was probably a trip to the quilt shop, which is 90 miles away! :-)

  26. Posted February 10, 2012 at 2:11 pm | Permalink

    The zipper pouch is really cute – great tutorial, thank you. We dont do V day either so can only have a dream gift – maybe chocolates.

  27. Posted February 10, 2012 at 2:15 pm | Permalink

    Love the little bag – thanks for the tutorial:) My favorite gift is chocolate :)
    thanks
    Dorothy in IL

  28. Posted February 10, 2012 at 2:18 pm | Permalink

    Last year we surprised my husband in oklahoma at his Army training. It was so nice to see him and let my daughter see the snow. Thanks for the giveaway!

  29. Posted February 10, 2012 at 2:20 pm | Permalink

    lovely pouch! 5 years ago my husband and I stayed in philadelphia for the weekend, I love walking around the city!

  30. Posted February 10, 2012 at 2:21 pm | Permalink

    My favorite Valentine’s gift involves my high school fundraiser selling carnations. An ex-boyfriend gave me a red carnation (red = love), while my current boyfriend only gave me a pink one. I guess the pressure worked, because I have been married to the pink-carnation giver for over 25 years!

  31. Posted February 10, 2012 at 2:23 pm | Permalink

    Great zipper instructions! I have to admit that my DH and I don’ do much for V-day after celebrating Xmas and then our anniversary a week later. While I love flowers, I always tell DH to bring some the day *after* to get more for the $$.

  32. Posted February 10, 2012 at 2:24 pm | Permalink

    Cute bag! I was looking over your tutorial, thinking “Zippers scare me!” and immediately saw your comment “Zippers aren’t scary…”. Too funny. Favorite Valentine’s gift – um, we don’t do Valentine’s gifts, usually.

  33. Posted February 10, 2012 at 2:30 pm | Permalink

    Cute bag! I just heard a story from a friend–in high school, her boyfriend broke up with her on Valentine’s day, after they went on a date, no less. Now they’re happily married with two kids :)

  34. Posted February 10, 2012 at 2:31 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for the tutorial and the giveaway. On Valentine’s Day my mom always used to buy me and my sister a couple of fun chocolates and a little potted tea rose and would have them at the table when we came down for breakfast – it made Valentine’s day so special!

  35. Posted February 10, 2012 at 2:32 pm | Permalink

    Thank you for a new project! Favorite Valentine’s day was the first I spent with my husband. He managed to wake up before me and leave gorgeous flowers in my car, so that I would find them when I left for work.

  36. Posted February 10, 2012 at 2:37 pm | Permalink

    No cute stories. I wish there were.
    Happy Valentines Day to you!

  37. Posted February 10, 2012 at 2:38 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for the giveaway.
    My most unfavorite Valentines Day was back when I was married to my first husband. He was transferred by his work to SC while I was still in TX with our 1 year old little girl. He called me the day before Valentine’s Day yelling at me about going out and partying because that’s what his friend’s girlfriend had said. I hadn’t left the house except to work and grocery shop, and maybe go to a movie, in the 6 months he had been gone. I hung up on him and wouldn’t talk to him the rest of the day.
    The next day I receive a huge vase of roses at work from him. I found out my mother had talked to him and told him he had better find some way to apologize or he might not have a wife anymore. It was all my mother’s idea, not his. He didn’t even realize it was Valentine’s Day.

  38. Posted February 10, 2012 at 2:45 pm | Permalink

    Great tutorial. Can’t wait to try it. I think this year should be fun. My son and I are going to make a pie together and then I’ll make PB fudge. A family favorite.

  39. Posted February 10, 2012 at 2:46 pm | Permalink

    Back in our early married days my husband used to paste candy hearts to the mirror.
    Love the pouch.
    pattik@windstream.net
    Patti Krueger

  40. Posted February 10, 2012 at 2:47 pm | Permalink

    Some years I don’t even get a card! I’m not exactly known to love Valentine’s Day. It’s too commercial, I’d rather have a surprise gift any other day of the year when I’m not expecting it. I do love your project and all the wonderful Valentine fabric though, how can you pass that up! This looks like a perfect gift for my girls next year. I already have their presents started for this year.

  41. Posted February 10, 2012 at 2:48 pm | Permalink

    What a neat project! I/we are not big on Valentine’s day as we feel that any and every day should be Valentine’s day. :-)

  42. Posted February 10, 2012 at 2:52 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for a lovely tutorial. Hmmm, Valentine’s Day story…can’t really come up with one, we don’t really make a big deal out of the day. In fact, this year DH will be on the road for business. Maybe I’ll eat a nice piece of chocolate and call it good…

  43. Posted February 10, 2012 at 3:10 pm | Permalink

    I especially like the zipper part of the tutorial. Thanks for all the pics and details. My favorite memory of Valentine’s Day is a Valentine’s Day banquet that my DH took me to when we were first dating, over 45 years ago! We were so young and naive and in LOVE. Thanks for the giveaway chance.

  44. Posted February 10, 2012 at 3:14 pm | Permalink

    I really love the handmade cards from my kids – so sweet :)

  45. Posted February 10, 2012 at 3:14 pm | Permalink

    Roses are red,
    Violets are blue,
    Who wants to win this giveaway?
    ME!! I do! I do! 😉

    I have lots of happy Valentine memories– they’re not really “romantic” type of memories, but just *happy* memories! One of my favorites comes from many years ago…. I remember every year in elementary school– we’d make our special Valentine bags– decorated with pink and red construction paper, paper doilies and lots of glitter!! I SO loved arts and crafts– may FAVORITE subject in school ! 😉 I’d get to choose which cards I liked the best (always something with puppies and kittens), and then decide which one to give each classmate– and of course, the best one was always saved for my teacher! :-) Then on Valentine’s Day, we’d have a party– with pretty cupcakes, cookies, punch– the whole works! We’d play “postman” and hand deliver our cards to everyones desk– and we’d end the day by opening our cards and seeing all those happy “Will you be mine” wishes! :-) Those were such fun times– full of innocence and love! :-)

  46. Posted February 10, 2012 at 3:29 pm | Permalink

    The first Valentine’s Day my husband and I spent together, we weren’t actually together. We went to a hockey game as a group of friends, and although we were attracted to each other, we didn’t actually start dating until 7 months later. Just goes to show that everything happens in its own time.

  47. Posted February 10, 2012 at 3:30 pm | Permalink

    CUte zipper pouch!! I love it! Great tutorial!

    Valentines day is special this year – my sister and her husband will be celebrating their 20th wedding anniversary!!! Yay!

  48. Posted February 10, 2012 at 3:32 pm | Permalink

    Great tute, love the modern pouch. You made cutesy prints look chic!
    My husband traded some web design work for box office tickets to see Michael Jordan play (childhood hero) and didn’t realize they were on valentines day. I am no sports fan, but I went along with it. Too bad MJ barely played, and when he did he didn’t play well. (It was late in his career, with the Wizards.) Hubs was super disappointed. But the food was pretty good.

  49. Posted February 10, 2012 at 3:32 pm | Permalink

    I think some of my favorite memories are when our daughters would bring home their little heart shaped packets of the Valentines they would get in school and reading them and their cards that they would make for us with the red construction paper and white paper lace hearts. Those days were so yummy!!!! I am having so much fun blog hopping and reading the comments and meeting new blogs!!!! Thank you!

    sandyb720@gmail.com

  50. Posted February 10, 2012 at 3:35 pm | Permalink

    I think some of my favorite memories are when our daughters would bring home their little heart shaped packets of the Valentines they would get in school and reading them and their cards that they would make for us with the red construction paper and white paper lace hearts. Those days were so yummy!!!! I am having so much fun blog hopping and reading the comments and meeting new blogs!!!! Thank you!

    sandyb720@gmail.com

  51. Posted February 10, 2012 at 3:37 pm | Permalink

    This is so perfect! I was going to look for something like this today anyway to keep lego projects in. You’re inspired!

    I love working with my kids to make Valentine’s cards for their classmates. They’re so creative and open-hearted.

  52. Posted February 10, 2012 at 3:41 pm | Permalink

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  53. Posted February 10, 2012 at 3:43 pm | Permalink

    What a great tutorial. I love the little hand stitches you added. My favorite memories of Valentine’s Day were making Valentine boxes at school. I loved crafting way back when…..

  54. Posted February 10, 2012 at 3:46 pm | Permalink

    Those embroidery details are perfect! christina112358 at gmail dot com

  55. Posted February 10, 2012 at 3:57 pm | Permalink

    I don’t have any V-day stories, not one. I try to make the day special but it really isn’t a big day around here and never has been. This is a really cute little zippered pouch. Thank you so much for sharing with us.

  56. Posted February 10, 2012 at 4:02 pm | Permalink

    You have explained so well how to put in a zipper. I am going to try!
    We don’t celebrate Valentine’s but I do get half price chocolate later in the month. That is my favourite part.

  57. Posted February 10, 2012 at 4:06 pm | Permalink

    This is so great. I’d really like to try to make this one. Thanks for the great tutorial!

  58. Posted February 10, 2012 at 4:17 pm | Permalink

    Thanks so much for the giveaway! I’d love to try this one out on my own fabric too, I’ve never seen covered zipper ends sew in as part of the pouch. Great way to eliminate that zipper gap of doom. Valentines is coming early for me this year and I’m so excited for my Valentine’s weekend and not Valentine’s day!

  59. Posted February 10, 2012 at 4:24 pm | Permalink

    Now I really need to make myself a zippy pouch! This looks pretty easy so thanks. Lack of a significant other leaves me with no V-day story; but I do love getting/giving flowers.

  60. Posted February 10, 2012 at 4:32 pm | Permalink

    Loved your “straight enough” comment…that’s my kind of sewing! Valentine story…one time my dad bought mom a tractor for Valentines Day. Guess who wanted a tractor. He was in trouble for a long time! Blessings, Marlene

  61. Posted February 10, 2012 at 4:37 pm | Permalink

    My favorite valentine memories are of visiting my daughters’ classrooms for parties. The kids were so cute and they made the cutest crafts. I miss those times.

  62. Posted February 10, 2012 at 4:53 pm | Permalink

    I love your zippy pouch. Thanks for the lovely tutorial.My favorite memory is always my last one, my husband gives me a surprise.

  63. Posted February 10, 2012 at 5:03 pm | Permalink

    Beautiful project and great tutorial. Thank you.
    One of the places hubby and I went a few years back for Valentine’s Day we still talk about once in awhile. We drove to the Wisconsin Dells to See a show at the Crystal Grand Theatre and before that we went to an amazing restaurant to eat. Neither of us had ever experienced a restaurant like this. If we got up from our table to go the the bathroom, the waiters would rush to our table and put a silver dome cover over our plate to help keep the food warm while we were away. Then they would refold our napkin and place it back neatly on top of that cover over our food. The biggest thing we still talk about was how while there, the waiter pulled a little ‘broom’ from their suit jacket and proceeded to brush the crumbs from our tablecloth if there were any. They did this very same thing between each course. We ordered a Marguertia Pizza as an appetizer because they have a stone lined pizza oven there and we wanted to see their hand tossed/shaped pizzas. It was amazing pizza and when it came to our table, as with everything brought to our table they had those silver domes over the plates so the food would stay warm between the kitchen and our table. The waiter cut the pizza (it was only about an 8 inch sized appetizer pizza, nothing huge) but then after cutting it, he carefully placed a slice on our plate and then proceeded to brush any crumbs that fell onto the tablecloth as he had served us. Then he quietly left. As we were taking our very last bite of that first slice, that waiter came out of nowhere, rushed to our table and served each of us a 2nd piece if we wanted one. I can say that I have NEVER experienced that kind of service anywhere before. It was amazing but the brushing crumbs with thier little crumb brooms was the part we still snicker about. LOL The food was awesome too but wowie, that dinner check was not so awesome. We have never spent that much money on two dinners before in my life. Possibly Donald Trump is used to those kind of dinner checks but, we sure aren’t. LOL

  64. Posted February 10, 2012 at 5:05 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for the tutorial on the pouches. I am in love with making them in all different fabrics. I have wanted to learn how to cover the ends when i saw it on someone else’s project and now i understand how to do it. Thanks again.

  65. Posted February 10, 2012 at 5:07 pm | Permalink

    I was proposed to on V-day. We were already engaged but he didn’t count it because I didn’t have a ring on my finger. V-day he came in to town and took me up tot he lookout on Devils Backbone and… all that jazz.

  66. Lee
    Posted February 10, 2012 at 12:35 pm | Permalink

    my husband is taking me on a long weekend trip to Ky this year! fun fun!

  67. Posted February 10, 2012 at 5:39 pm | Permalink

    Cute! I love the fabrics you used in the tutorial.

    Favorite memory… hmmm… I’ve only celebrated Valentine’s Day for the past couple of years so don’t have too many memories to pull from. This year is going to be the best! 😉 I bought my husband a present he’s been wanting for a year now. I can’t wait to give it to him!

  68. Posted February 10, 2012 at 5:44 pm | Permalink

    Such a cute pouch….

  69. Posted February 10, 2012 at 5:45 pm | Permalink

    Cute bag! Thanks for the great tutorial! The cruise to the Bahamas was probably my best Valentine’s!

  70. Posted February 10, 2012 at 5:47 pm | Permalink

    Best Valentine gift was last year. I came home after a mission trip to Nicaragua, where I was for 2 wks, and came home to find tons of cut flowers, a couple of potted plants, and a big frying pan. As hubby put it: the old one was too wobbly on the new stove, and in need of replacement. Have been using that one quite often since then. Thanks for the giveaway.

  71. Posted February 10, 2012 at 5:48 pm | Permalink

    Such a cute pouch!!! My favorite Valentine’s Day was when my husband made a treasure hunt for me! It was so fun and made me feel loved that he went through so much trouble! :)

  72. Posted February 10, 2012 at 5:53 pm | Permalink

    I love the pouch – nice tutorial. But I really like the quilt at the top of your page!

  73. Posted February 10, 2012 at 6:02 pm | Permalink

    I can’t wait to make this pouch! One of my favorites was when the man I was dating (my now husband), surprised me with a charm bracelet, something I’d always wanted. The fact that he remembered I’d said it just in passing meant so much.

  74. Posted February 10, 2012 at 6:10 pm | Permalink

    Super cute zipper pouch.

  75. Posted February 10, 2012 at 6:11 pm | Permalink

    What a cute pouch :) fav, memory for me is the great dinners my husband creates:)

  76. Posted February 10, 2012 at 6:19 pm | Permalink

    The pouch is adorable and I hope to find the time to make one (or more). I am a new follower. I love these blog hops where we can be introduced to new blogging friends.
    I remember a Valentine’s Day when my oldest brought home her first card she made at school. She was so excited to give it to me, then decided it was really meant for Daddy! :) I wasn’t heart-broken. It was so sweet because she just wanted Daddy to have something for V-day too!

  77. landscapelady
    Posted February 10, 2012 at 1:21 pm | Permalink

    These little pouches come in so handy, thanks for the tut – I’m going to pin it and make it:-)

  78. Tara
    Posted February 10, 2012 at 1:26 pm | Permalink

    Such a cute pouch! I’m easy – I love Valentine’s Day flower (or any day flowers actually) :)

  79. Allison C
    Posted February 10, 2012 at 1:27 pm | Permalink

    My favorite was something funny. My now husband then boyfriend knew I wanted a sewing machine. Since a real one is way too expensive he saw this infomercial for a handheld sewing device called the “Handy Stitch”. It was available on an “As seen on TV” shelf at the store so he got it for me for Valentines Day. He is a sucker for “as seen on TV” crap and will probably never learn 99% of them are worthless. It lasted all of 30 sec and was the biggest hunk of junk, but I didn’t have the heart to tell him right away. Now its a joke between us, but this is one of those cases where it really is the thought that counts and it made a great memory.

  80. Janet
    Posted February 10, 2012 at 1:37 pm | Permalink

    Great tutorial. Valentine’s Day is also my birthday…and this year, my husband is cleaning the house before my grandkids come over for a party (since I have to work that day) Hooray. Thanks for the giveaway.

  81. Posted February 10, 2012 at 6:42 pm | Permalink

    Okay, This is STINKIN” CUTE! Love it!

  82. Posted February 10, 2012 at 6:46 pm | Permalink

    Cute zipper pouch and great tutorial! TFS
    ~Terry~

  83. Posted February 10, 2012 at 6:47 pm | Permalink

    Worst: Got dumped on Valentines when 19
    Best: The first one with the Mr., he sent flowers and took the time to work with the floral designer to choose all the flowers. (it was hideous but he tried so hard!)

  84. Posted February 10, 2012 at 7:09 pm | Permalink

    nice and neat pouch! had the best time with my cub scouts making heart trivets for their mom’s valentine.

  85. Posted February 10, 2012 at 7:10 pm | Permalink

    Best: The year I got 6 hand-made valentines from my daughter.
    Worst: Hmmmm, nothing comes to mind, which I suppose is good.

  86. Posted February 10, 2012 at 7:15 pm | Permalink

    Such a cute bag, can’t wait to make one for me for my quilting items, so guess that will be me happy for Valentines’Day.

  87. Anonymous
    Posted February 10, 2012 at 7:23 pm | Permalink

    Cute pouch! My husband always makes dinner reservations somewhere. Love it when I don’t have to cook! Thanks for the tutorial.

    Donna
    dsharper258@msn.com

  88. Stray Stitches (Linda G)
    Posted February 10, 2012 at 2:24 pm | Permalink

    I always had fun going though all the Valentine cards that my daughter’s would bring home from school when they were little. Thanks for the opportunity to enter your great giveaway! Great tutorial :)

  89. Posted February 10, 2012 at 7:28 pm | Permalink

    Cute wee pouch!

    My valentine’s day low came when I realised only my gran ever sent me a card. The all time low came the year she stopped… Oh well, I guess there’s still a chance this year, right?

  90. Posted February 10, 2012 at 7:34 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for the tutorial! My husband always does a good job, but my favorite is still a time he cooked a romantic Valentine’s dinner when we were still dating.

  91. Posted February 10, 2012 at 7:37 pm | Permalink

    Lovely pouch – thanks for the tutorial. I love all the Valentines my children made when they were young – I have saved every one of them – precious memories.

  92. gill
    Posted February 10, 2012 at 2:48 pm | Permalink

    Fabulous pouch and great tutorial!
    My darling godson was born on Valentines Day!

  93. Posted February 10, 2012 at 7:49 pm | Permalink

    gorgeous little pouch…i need a zip..and i live 45 mins away from the stores…i can see i need to do some online shopping..would love to create one which is laminated for my sweet girl..thank you for the tutorial

  94. Posted February 10, 2012 at 7:53 pm | Permalink

    My husband always gets me a new movie for Valentines day. We don’t buy movies very often (probably because I can never decide which one to get), so I look forward to seeing what he will pick out for me every year. Last year he even got me a little bit of fabric!

  95. Posted February 10, 2012 at 7:56 pm | Permalink

    Cute bag. One year for Valentine’s Day, my daughter decided to cook steaks for her boyfriend. I thought it was a thoughtful idea before I discovered that I had to do most of the work.

  96. pinsandneedles
    Posted February 10, 2012 at 3:09 pm | Permalink

    Great little pouch. Love how you added the little embroidery. Don’t really have a story about Valentine’s Day as we don’t do much celebrating. Our wedding anniversary is the week before so we usual do dinner out then. I do enjoy giving my daughters a small something and of coarse chocolate.

  97. Posted February 10, 2012 at 8:10 pm | Permalink

    There was this one year where all my friends and I was were single, so we all celebrated together. We treated ourselves to a nice meal and drank and had so much fun together.

  98. Posted February 10, 2012 at 8:10 pm | Permalink

    What a cute and versatile little pouch! Thanks for the tutorial! :)

  99. Posted February 10, 2012 at 8:20 pm | Permalink

    Lovely pouch!, i will definitely give it a go. i don’t have a great story, I never get any present for Valentine’s because my wedding anniversary is the following week, so I get all my treats on that day!. Pitty!. Thank you for the chance!.

  100. Posted February 10, 2012 at 8:22 pm | Permalink

    Bit of a valentines cynic, try to show love every day etc! My niece was born on valentines day so that was pretty special! thanks for a great tutorial

  101. Posted February 10, 2012 at 8:26 pm | Permalink

    I’m hoping this year is my new favorite Valentines Day memory because it is our first year of marriage.

  102. Posted February 10, 2012 at 8:32 pm | Permalink

    A favorite memory would have to be the 1st Valentine’s day with my husband. He gave me a huge box that when I opened it there was a large bunch of helium balloons. What fun!!

  103. Posted February 10, 2012 at 9:09 pm | Permalink

    My sister’s birthday was February 13th. I miss her. Thanks for participating in the blog hop.

  104. Posted February 10, 2012 at 9:11 pm | Permalink

    What a lovely little pouch. It would be so handy for my sewing bits and pieces. Will have to give it a go. I don’t have any valentine story as we don’t celebrate it here.

  105. Posted February 10, 2012 at 9:11 pm | Permalink

    For the last 3 years my sweet hubby has indulged my love of fabric for Valentines day. This year is no exception. He even went with me to shop in my local quilt shop. He’ll always be my Valentine!

  106. Posted February 10, 2012 at 9:23 pm | Permalink

    Looking forward to making one of these this weekend! My favorite Valentines Day was the one 10 years ago when I had just met my husband–and we were married the following month! Thanks for the chance to win.

  107. Posted February 10, 2012 at 9:31 pm | Permalink

    One of my favorites was when my sister surprised me by sending me flowers at work. (I didn’t have a boyfriend/husband and it was nice to not be the only one not getting flowers at the office!!)

  108. Posted February 10, 2012 at 9:41 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for the tutorial on the zippered pouch. I’ll have to try to make one. My husband(boyfriend then) sent me a dozen roses to me at work, that was over 30 years ago. It was great!

  109. Posted February 10, 2012 at 9:45 pm | Permalink

    I’ve had a lot of unfun Valentine days before I met my husband, but I do remember my sisters and I (I have 3) would get each other presents: chocolates, roses, cards. That was always fun.

  110. Posted February 10, 2012 at 10:21 pm | Permalink

    Worst Valentines ever – I was pregnant with a combination of influenza B and bronchitis. I was heavily medicated and had to wear a mask to keep from infecting my husband. We couldn’t even kiss! Any Valentine’s where I’m not on my death bed is a success for me!

  111. Posted February 10, 2012 at 10:22 pm | Permalink

    Sent flowers to my daughter’s school one year that she had to retrieve from the main office. So much speculation on who sent them…she got so much attention and loved it.

  112. Rebecca
    Posted February 10, 2012 at 5:25 pm | Permalink

    My hubby has been surprising me with chocolates and flowers for 14 years now on Valentine’s Day, what a great holiday!

  113. Posted February 10, 2012 at 10:27 pm | Permalink

    The year my husband gave me my beautiful heart necklace. Has 7 hearts and each one means something different. Never take it off!

  114. Posted February 10, 2012 at 10:28 pm | Permalink

    One of my favorite Valentine’s Days was years ago, when my sweetheart was working & living on the other side of the country. My co-workers were worried I would be blue, so they chipped in and gave me flowers and a stuffed animal and a card–not knowing that my sweetheart is not a participant in Valentine’s Day hoopla. Didn’t matter where he was. But their kindness made it memorable, both for the extravagance and (especially) their care.

    Thanks for the tutorial. I appreciate its thoroughness and your conversational tone.

  115. Posted February 10, 2012 at 10:42 pm | Permalink

    What a cute pouch! My husband and I don’t really do anything but every year I go out to dinner with 2 girlfriends and celebrate Valentine Day and their birthdays.

  116. Posted February 10, 2012 at 10:50 pm | Permalink

    this is SOO cute! I love it!

  117. Anonymous
    Posted February 10, 2012 at 10:51 pm | Permalink

    neat idea and easy to do. always up for any give away. Thanks
    Aurea
    aurea.gillis@ns.sympatico.ca

  118. Mom who loves to sew
    Posted February 10, 2012 at 6:00 pm | Permalink

    I love having the opportunity to find new bloggers…..your pouch is adorable. I’m in my sewing room right now, fabric out and ready to make one. I especially like learning how to make covered zipper ends. Being with my one and only valentine for 37 years is the best present.

  119. Posted February 10, 2012 at 11:47 pm | Permalink

    I have always received wonderful gifts from my husband…. this year we are spending a quiet night at home with our youngest. Making a heart shaped dinner and maybe enjoying some chocolates!

  120. Posted February 11, 2012 at 12:13 am | Permalink

    Great tutorial-esp. the part about putting in the zipper!
    My best valentine’s gift was my engagement ring- which was a surprise because I was still going to college! And we are still together 35 years later! :)

  121. Posted February 11, 2012 at 12:15 am | Permalink

    I love the pouch. Thanks for the pattern

  122. Posted February 11, 2012 at 12:53 am | Permalink

    What a cute pouch!!! Just darling! I am having a nice Valentine’s as my husband is taking me out to dinner!

  123. Posted February 11, 2012 at 12:54 am | Permalink

    I like the way you have pictures for a zipper–that’s such a difficult thing for sewists to tackle and tutorial writers to explain! 3 cheers for doing both, famously!!

  124. Posted February 11, 2012 at 1:02 am | Permalink

    Cool pouch! My favorite valentine’s day was in 4th grade…my very first valentine’s day party!!

  125. Posted February 11, 2012 at 1:27 am | Permalink

    Great tutorial: I made a pouch for my husband to hold his GPS when he wasn’t using it, but I sure could have used a tutorial for the zipper! Going to bookmark this so I can have a go at another one!! Thanks!!

  126. Posted February 11, 2012 at 1:35 am | Permalink

    My favorite V-Day memory is the year my husband proposed to me. He made it really special and it was a complete surprise. :)

  127. Anonymous
    Posted February 11, 2012 at 1:41 am | Permalink

    I feel very experienced with zippers after making 50 zippered bags this summer :-). Your tutorial makes me want to make even more. Happy Valentine’s Day!
    Karen S.

  128. Cecilia
    Posted February 10, 2012 at 8:58 pm | Permalink

    Cute bag! My best Valentine’s was when my husband bought me a bedroom suite that I have been wanting for a very long time. Thanks for the giveaway.

  129. Maureen
    Posted February 10, 2012 at 9:00 pm | Permalink

    An interesting Valentine’s was when my husband and I bought each other the same card and same box of chocolates.
    Great fabric.

  130. Posted February 11, 2012 at 2:05 am | Permalink

    My un-favorite was the year my husband was away at a business conference. Really cute with the stitching.

  131. Posted February 11, 2012 at 2:36 am | Permalink

    Cute bag. It has been so fun to see what you’ve all made with your charm pack. I love the Valentine colors but the hype, not so much.

  132. Posted February 11, 2012 at 2:53 am | Permalink

    Fun little pouch. I have yet to try making a pouch, your tutorial makes it seem possible. Thanks for sharing.

  133. Posted February 11, 2012 at 3:07 am | Permalink

    what a lovely tutorial thanks for sharing.

  134. Posted February 11, 2012 at 3:15 am | Permalink

    Cute bag – maybe I’ll be brave enough to try it soon. Thanks for the tutorial.

  135. James-Linda
    Posted February 10, 2012 at 10:27 pm | Permalink

    MY DH BRINGING FLOWERS+CHOCOLATES EVERY VALENTINES DAY IS SO SPECIAL TO ME! THANKS TO LEAH+YOU FOR SHARING!
    HAPPY VALENTINES DAY TO YOU!

  136. Rose M.
    Posted February 10, 2012 at 10:34 pm | Permalink

    Favorite Valentine’s Day was when I was 16 and my boyfriend got me a dozen long stem roses and a HUGE box of chocolates! Been married 37 years and so far that is the best one I’ve ever had. Thanks for the tutorial.

  137. corinne
    Posted February 10, 2012 at 10:53 pm | Permalink

    I celebrate my wedding 39 years ago. Cute bag thank you

  138. Posted February 11, 2012 at 4:00 am | Permalink

    Too cute!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

  139. Posted February 11, 2012 at 5:31 am | Permalink

    Your zippered pouch is just darling! I just love it and knew it was for me when I saw the “xoxo”. I always include “xoxo” when signing cards, emails and texts etc. I know alot of people also do that but it’s something I started doing over 30 years ago. We really don’t make a big deal over Valentines Day so I don’t have any great stories. I do miss the handmade cards from my kids, who are now grown, that they did in school when they were young.

    Thank you and Burgundy Buttons for your super giveaway and a chance to win.

    usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

  140. Posted February 11, 2012 at 5:58 am | Permalink

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  141. Posted February 11, 2012 at 6:01 am | Permalink

    I proposed to my husband via the front page of the newspaper one Valentine’s Day. A little memorable.

    (sorry, deleted other comment, had spelling mistake that was driving me nuts, lol)

  142. Posted February 11, 2012 at 6:07 am | Permalink

    Thanks for the great tutorial. I can’t wait to try it.

  143. Posted February 11, 2012 at 6:49 am | Permalink

    I’ll have to try out your little zipper pouch. I miss Valentine’s Day when I was teaching. The kids thought it was bigger than Christmas and delivered their little Valentines with care. I have wonderful memories of reading each card and picking the right person for it as well as making your Valentine mailbox each year.
    Blessings
    Gmama Jane

  144. Posted February 11, 2012 at 6:59 am | Permalink

    I don’t have a valentines memory as I don’t really celebrate it. But I love to sew so I think that sewing gifts for people whether it is for valentines or just because is one of my favourite things to do, and I love this tutorial that you have shared. Thanks very much!!

  145. Posted February 11, 2012 at 9:05 am | Permalink

    What a beautiful pouch! I love it!

    Oh dear, car crashes are not the best way to celebrate. :(
    Genevieve
    jenny(at)ykwc(dot)net

  146. Janet
    Posted February 11, 2012 at 7:07 am | Permalink

    A nice dinner with DH and a glass of wine makes my day! Thanks for a chance to win.

  147. Posted February 11, 2012 at 1:09 pm | Permalink

    We are building our Valentine memories right now. We will be in Key West Florida for Valentine’s day and we are getting more excited by the minute. We haven’t been there since the millennium and this will probably be our last time to go down.
    Thanks to you and Burgundy Buttons for a nice giveaway.

  148. Posted February 11, 2012 at 1:37 pm | Permalink

    Very nice tutorial on making this Vvalentine pouch.

  149. Posted February 11, 2012 at 2:40 pm | Permalink

    Great tutorial on the zipper. See, they aren’t scary. Thanks for the cute zippered pouch pattern. My Mom always gives me a beautiful card and a gift. Because of that I give both of my girls cards and a small gift to show how much I love them. My greatest Valentine surprise was the birth of my youngest.

  150. Posted February 11, 2012 at 3:37 pm | Permalink

    Beautiful bag! My favorite Valentines was the first one where I got a big stuffed Teddy Bear, chocolates and Flowers from my boyfriend. I was 15 and it was a dream come true. The worst was the one where I was single and a co-worker who had a crush on me bought be a dozen roses. I felt so awful and guilty because I had no interest in him whatsoever, but it was such a sweet gesture.

  151. Posted February 11, 2012 at 3:52 pm | Permalink

    Adorable!! Is it terrible that no Valentine’s actually stick in my mind – I honestly can’t recall any that are really good or bad – although actually that’s kind of terrible, so my story is it doesn’t really mean that much to me!

  152. Posted February 11, 2012 at 4:22 pm | Permalink

    Yikes – a car crash on Valentine’s day does set the bar pretty low!
    Love your tutorial – going to have to make a few of these as gifts for Mother’s day.
    As for a Valentine’s story, mine starts today, on the 11th. I met my husband 11 years ago today. We went on our first date on the 12th, first kiss on the 13th and for Valentine’s day he gave me one of his favorite paintings, which hangs in my sewing room now. Love that man!

  153. Sheila
    Posted February 11, 2012 at 11:33 am | Permalink

    One lovely memory was when I was in nurses training and I received a sweet little Valentine from my Dad who was away working at the time, I still have that Valentine 40 years later.

  154. Posted February 11, 2012 at 4:57 pm | Permalink

    While we were dating, my now husband would take me to a fancy dinner–I’d wear my old grad dress and get all dressed up–lots of fun :)

  155. Posted February 11, 2012 at 5:43 pm | Permalink

    Really lovely pouch – will have to have a go. Idon’t really have a valentine story – my husband hates the commerialism of it all!

  156. Posted February 11, 2012 at 5:59 pm | Permalink

    I’m not too big on Valentine’s Day. In recent years, I’ve made homemade bread for my boyfriend. He loves it.

  157. Posted February 11, 2012 at 6:19 pm | Permalink

    I love the Valentine’s fabric! Thanks for the tutorial, I should make myself a little pouch for keeping important things in my purse. I love flowers and chocolates for Valentines!!

  158. Posted February 11, 2012 at 6:35 pm | Permalink

    Favorite Valentine Day… 1980. We were engaged. I received a dozen red roses at the “Co-op” where 30 of us college students lived. I still have the vase from that gift!

  159. Posted February 11, 2012 at 7:11 pm | Permalink

    I always like decorating shoeboxes for our school Valentine’s Day party. Thanks for the giveaway! Happy Valentine’s Day!

  160. Posted February 11, 2012 at 7:28 pm | Permalink

    Very nice tutorial!

    My best Valentines was the one my hubs proposed! :)

  161. trudys_person
    Posted February 11, 2012 at 3:10 pm | Permalink

    Thank you for the great tutorial – I need some zipper practice! I don’t have any cute Valentines stories, but my husband did write me a love letter once and misspelled sweetie throughout – he called me sweatie!

  162. Mom/Annette
    Posted February 11, 2012 at 5:35 pm | Permalink

    Darling bag. Love it. Most unfavorite v-day. My friend drove up to my house and said she was so glad to see me cuz a van that looked like mine was upside down in an intersectio close to my house. Well, my 16 and 12 year old daughters and 1 friend had recently left. Yes, a lady had run a red light and had hit and flipped them. Best v-day – my friend drove me there and as I hopped out of the van, the three girls were sitting on the corner- nobody was physically hurt. Seat belts and protected by Heavenly Father. Aren’t we grateful Katie was ok!!

  163. Susan
    Posted February 11, 2012 at 7:05 pm | Permalink

    That’s a cute bag! My all time favorite Valentine story has to be that my husband-to-be had just come home from Vietnam. He went out on a Sunday morning, woke up a small town jeweler who lived above his shop, and bought a lovely diamond engagement ring which he brought to me mixed in with some flowers. =) We were married over 40 years before he died, and I was never sorry I said yes that Valentine’s Day!

  164. Posted February 12, 2012 at 12:14 am | Permalink

    ugh. My least favorite V-day story is: the first year I lived in France and my then-boyfriend (French) told me when I asked that the French didn’t celebrate Valentine’s Day. What he shoudl have said is that *he* didn’t, because everyone else I knew received something sweet from their SO’s that day. pfft.

    Cute cute tute. Thank you!

  165. Posted February 12, 2012 at 1:46 am | Permalink

    Thanks for the great, detailed tutorial. My only funny story was when I was sent a flowering shrub for Valentine’s Day. I was in college, living in the dorm at the time. I don’t remember what I did with it, but the relationship didn’t last long!

  166. BillieBee (billiemick)
    Posted February 11, 2012 at 9:06 pm | Permalink

    Really cute pouch. Thanks for the tute!

  167. Carrie P.
    Posted February 11, 2012 at 10:13 pm | Permalink

    cute little pouch. thanks for sharing the tutorial. What a Valentine’s day to remember for you.
    One Valentine’s day my hubby gave me yellow roses which are my favorite.

  168. Posted February 12, 2012 at 4:28 am | Permalink

    awesome pouch! It’s so cute! My favorite memory…hmmm…I’m not really thinking of any that were great or horrible. One funny memory is when my daughter was in kg she was having a really bad bout of eczema and we were having to lotion her up all of the time and were using this really oily lotion. She got itchy in the night and brought the lotion to my bed, but instead of waking me up, she crawled in and fell asleep and the next morning when I woke up she was asleep on the corner of my bed…but yep, she’d spilled the oil ALL over my pillow and herself! I had to wash my pillow a few times, but I COULD NOT get the oil out of her hair for school, so she wore it “curly” with her new VAlentines’ outfit I’d made for her. It looked wet and curly all day like I’d just gelled it, but really it was so oily that it took days of repeated washings to get it all out. It wasn’t a big deal, but it was memorable!

  169. Posted February 12, 2012 at 5:40 am | Permalink

    I enjoy Valentine’s Day- it is fun and my kids love it at school. The nicest gift i ever got was another gold wedding band to match the first one.
    Thanks for participating in the blog hop. It is a very cute pouch.
    Regards from Western Canada,
    Anna

  170. Posted February 12, 2012 at 6:22 am | Permalink

    Don’t think I can even come close to your “worst” Valentine story even though I’ve had several that probably came close. So, I try to remember the good ones. Like the time we sold Valentine heart balloons for a fund raiser at work and all day long all you saw were hundreds of helium filled red hearts floating all through our 4 story building!! Loved the tutorial!!

  171. Deb
    Posted February 12, 2012 at 2:27 am | Permalink

    My husband and I celebrate by going out for lunch today at Olive Garden…our closest one is 1 hr and 45 min away, but it was worth the trip. Thank you; I’m enjoying the blog hop.

  172. Posted February 12, 2012 at 7:28 pm | Permalink

    Hiya, love the tutorial! I am a new followed. My best story is that when I was 11 I bought an enormous valentine’s card for my 18-year-old crush! Needless to say, I never gave it to him, but saved it to give to my first proper love 6 years later.

  173. Posted February 12, 2012 at 7:47 pm | Permalink

    Love this little pouch tutorial. Really like the addition of the grey fabric. Printing out this one right now.
    A new boyfriend sent me red roses at work, and no one knew that I was seeing someone, so it was a big mystery….who were the flowers from, and do I know what red roses meant….I had great fun, stringing them along all day!!!

  174. Posted February 12, 2012 at 8:47 pm | Permalink

    This is so cute! I’ve been wanting to make a zippered pouch, but I’m scared of zippers. I know I’m going to just have to take the plunge one of these days.

    I don’t have a lot of Valentine’s memories, but I remember the first Valentine’s gift I got from a boy. I was in 6th grade and my boyfriend at the time bought me a heart-shaped box of chocolates with a bunch of flowers on top and I got him a giant hershey’s kiss.

  175. Posted February 13, 2012 at 12:34 am | Permalink

    I just finished up an Amy Butler pencil pouch and your instructions would have been helpful..Great Post!!!! Lisa

  176. Posted February 13, 2012 at 1:25 am | Permalink

    such a cute little pouch, and a great tute!! maybe now I can be “not afraid of zippers” :) thanks much

    I have a beautiful necklace, that my darling hubs gave me the first valentines day after our first son was born.
    The card was signed with love forever..and both their names

  177. Posted February 13, 2012 at 1:45 am | Permalink

    Don’t you just love Valentines!? Even if you don’t get into having flowers or chocolate and such – just going out to eat and pretty hearts and fabrics and LOVE in the air! It’s so GIRLY!
    Thanks for the tutorial = Cute Pouch!
    Cathy

  178. Posted February 13, 2012 at 2:14 am | Permalink

    Very cute pouch!

  179. Anonymous
    Posted February 13, 2012 at 2:51 am | Permalink

    The pouch is adorable! A fav of mine would be my husband surprising me with a night out. An unfav was my husband getting laid off on Valentines day last year. Of course his boss couldn’t wait just one more day! jthompson0807 at yahoo . com

  180. Posted February 13, 2012 at 3:18 am | Permalink

    I like serving heart-shaped pizza on Valentine’s Day!

    Mrs.Hearts
    http://www.busyhandsquilts.blogspot.com
    handmadeheartsathome {!at} comcast {!dot} net

  181. Posted February 13, 2012 at 4:19 am | Permalink

    One of my fave V-Day memories was when I was 15 years old, the guy I was dating bought a box of chocolates and a giant bag of Skittles. He dumped all of the chocolates out & filled the box with just the green skittles (my favorite)! To this day, I think that was the sweetest, most thoughtful gift I’ve ever received :)

  182. Posted February 13, 2012 at 6:44 am | Permalink

    My favorite Valentine’s Day memory is when hubby & I were first dating and he gave me flowers & took me to a Valentine’s Day banquet. What an awesome day/date! Thanks for a chance to win! :)

  183. Posted February 13, 2012 at 12:05 pm | Permalink

    Last year, for Valentines day, I handed him my best buy card and told him to go buy himself something pretty. We don;t have much money and so sending the hubby with a card was a real act of trust. He did not disappoint. He came home with only 1 thing. The entire Scooby Doo Series. We cuddled and watched cartoons together all night. 😛

  184. Posted February 13, 2012 at 1:32 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for the great tute, especially the zipper part – I’m going to try your method on a purse I’m making. Don’t have a special V Day story as all V days are SPECIAL!!! I think it’s because on V Day everyone can show some love without being embarassed or scared.

  185. Posted February 13, 2012 at 2:32 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for the tutorial ; this is very very CUTE !!!! the best gift for me on Vday (and ANY other day !) is flowers , especially plants that can be planted in the garden — the gift that keeps giving year after year ( as long as the critters don’t eat the bulbs or roots !! )

  186. Posted February 13, 2012 at 3:16 pm | Permalink

    The first year I was dating my husband a large arrangement of red roses were delivered to my dorm room and I actually thought my father had sent them! When I realized they were from my new boyfriend I knew he was a keeper! But actually with a new grandchild due any day I hope this year’s gift is the best – a new baby in the family.

  187. Posted February 13, 2012 at 3:56 pm | Permalink

    Valentine’s Day? What’s that? Our wedding anniversary is on Feb 3, and all of our family has birthdays in December and January, so between that and Christmas, we’re pretty much gifted-out by Valentine’s day – so it comes and goes like any other day. And that’s ok with me!

  188. Posted February 13, 2012 at 5:04 pm | Permalink

    What a great tutorial! I spent the weekend with friends quilting and this would have come in handy! Can’t wait to share it with them!

  189. Posted February 13, 2012 at 5:40 pm | Permalink

    I haven’t sewn a zipper for along time!
    I am now following and happy to be doing so!
    http://www.cariboogals.blogspot.com

  190. Mary
    Posted February 13, 2012 at 1:33 pm | Permalink

    Cute bag! I love how you covered the ends of the zipper. It really makes it look nicer. A Valentine favorite was making Valentine boxes for school with my kids. We made all kinds of fun-shaped boxes every year.

  191. Mika
    Posted February 13, 2012 at 3:24 pm | Permalink

    My favorite Valentine’s Days are when I actually get to spend some alone time with hubby!

  192. The Hungry Crafter
    Posted February 13, 2012 at 6:14 pm | Permalink

    I love this tutorial! I’ve gone a little pouch crazy over the past year, so I think I’ll be making this one soon. Thanks!

  193. Posted February 13, 2012 at 11:30 pm | Permalink

    I’ll definitely be trying the zipper. Luv the touch of embroidered xo’s. We missed my cousins wedding….married on Valentines day 40 years ago during a Canadian blizzard …..still happily married….(o:

  194. Anonymous
    Posted February 14, 2012 at 12:05 am | Permalink

    My favorite valentine day was when my daddy bought me flowers :)
    karli
    k_squared4t(at)hotmail(dot)com

  195. Posted February 14, 2012 at 1:32 am | Permalink

    A sweet little pouch which I really like. Thanks for the tutorial.

  196. Posted February 14, 2012 at 3:36 am | Permalink

    Cute little pouch. One a these days I’m going to try and make one. Thanks for the tutorial & giveaway.

  197. Posted February 14, 2012 at 3:50 am | Permalink

    Great pouch! My fave valentines days are those that we spend together, the four of us,as a family

  198. Posted February 14, 2012 at 5:38 am | Permalink

    Great ouch. My favorites are the usual sushi (homemade) and beer in-home dates my hubby and I have.

  199. Debra Lee
    Posted February 14, 2012 at 6:24 am | Permalink

    My favorite year was when the hubs had my dog groomed for me!

  200. Posted February 14, 2012 at 4:49 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for the lovely tutorial…I’m going to make this one too..for myself..we were having dinner at our favorite restaurant.

  201. Posted February 14, 2012 at 10:11 pm | Permalink

    Unfortunately, Valentine’s Day falls during basketball season, and my husband is a college basketball coach. Many, many Valentine’s Days have been spent with me on the bleachers and him on the bench with his team. Sigh. Sometimes he gets home before I fall asleep…but rarely. Luckily, we have lots of other wonderful days together, so missing out on a nice Valentine’s Day is OK. Thanks for the chance to win!

  202. Posted March 12, 2012 at 1:53 pm | Permalink

    I spotted your adorable zipper bag on Pinterest a minute ago and came over to tell you how sweet it is – it’s just adorable!!

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