Tuesday, August 14, 2012

A zippered pouch

This morning I sewed the binding onto my birches piece. Once I've finished hand sewing it down I'll post a final picture.

While cleaning I came across this unfinished piece and pondered what I could do with it.

After searching a bit on line, I found a tutorial for a zippered bag and got inspired.

http://luannkessi.blogspot.ca/2009/12/quilted-zipper-bagtutorial.html

After adding fabric for the back, I sandwiched it, lined it and free motion quilted it with black thread. Many times I've salvaged what I thought was a sort of blah piece by adding some lose free motion outlining in black.

Here is the inside with the zipper sewn in and ready for the side seams.

14 comments:

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

great idea Holly!! very pretty.

Gill said...

Great idea Holly!
I love it!

Jeanette said...

Very nice zippered pouch. Looking forward to seeing the finished birch project too.

Margaret Applin said...

Luv it!!!!

Kit Lang said...

That's going to be cool!

elle said...

Yes, I do like that black outlining. Great!

Susan Being Snippy said...

I really like that daisy/cornflower piece! The zipper bag looks like it will be interesting, tho the photo does not show the stitching very well, but that could be early morning eyes and an unfinished cup of coffee not focusing well! --- I looked again! Gee now I get it! the checkerboard is the inside of the daisy/cornflower piece! hahahaha I think I should go finish my coffee and maybe go back to bed for another hour or two. Too Funny!

Mary Ann said...

Inspiration....wonderful idea:)

Margaret said...

Great idea! It's going to be a bag you love to use, I'm sure -- and everyone you meet will want one!

Donna C said...

Brilliant idea! hope to see you soon....

Nita said...

Lovely!

rtquilter said...

Nice job Holly. love your colours. It looks like our garden right now!

Glenda said...

Beautiful Holly.

Regina said...

Those flowers look much too lovely for a bag....