Metal Zipper Pouch // Sewn

Melody Miller Zip PouchWho doesn’t love Melody Miller’s fabrics? And who doesn’t love a good zippered pouch to throw in her purse? I used to make velcro diaper clutches with a fancy shape, and then realized that all I really want is pretty fabric and a zipper to keep things contained. I made this one (gotta love metal zippers) and a laminated changing pad (more on that another day) for my sister-in-law, and now want to make one for everyone I know!

Sewing is fun, eh?

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  1. Veronika
    Posted February 19, 2015 at 8:39 am | Permalink

    I love this fabric but I know it’s not quilting cotton – so my question is how is it different and do you think you could use it in quilts anyway? Or just for bags…and such a teaser picture! 😉 I want more!

    • Katie Blakesley
      Posted February 25, 2015 at 4:26 pm | Permalink

      Thanks for your note. Sorry for the belated reply–getting ready to move again. It is a light weight home dec fabric. I have used small pieces in quilts with no problem. I have seen people make entire quilts out of Echino, which is a similar weight, and they seem happy with it. thanks!

  2. Joan
    Posted February 19, 2015 at 9:39 am | Permalink

    How did you do your zipper? I see a gap in the picture. I usually sew tabs on the end of the zipper so it doesn’t quite go to the edge of the bag. I’m curious…..
    Thanks for any info!

    • Katie Blakesley
      Posted February 25, 2015 at 4:25 pm | Permalink

      I usually sew tabs on the end of my zippers, but with metal zippers, I don’t. I broke too many needles. There is a small gap. I just sewed the zipper in in a normal way. Then, when the right sides of the lining and the right sides of the outer fabric were matched up, I sewed from the top to the center until I almost hit the zipper, and back stitched. Did the same from the bottom to the edge of the zipper. Seems to work well for me. Thanks.

      • Joan
        Posted February 25, 2015 at 5:01 pm | Permalink

        I can’t wait to try this! Thanks!

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