Here's another zip top pouch in two different fabrics. I'm working towards potentially solving two things about simple square/rectangular zip pouches I find unsatisfying:
1. They rarely look like squares or rectangles because the sides and bottom cave toward the center. I'm getting close to figuring out how to get rid of this issue. This one is looking good! It has some stuff inside and is holding its shape. Usually the more you put inside the more the fabric pulls in at the sides and bottom, distorting the shape.
2. I'm not fond of having the opening in the lining and the lump it creates where you sew it closed. I'm going to see if I can get rid of that too. We'll see...it might be too much work to make that go away and I'll just need to get over it!
Today this pintuck pouch is available as a sample.Sold - Thanks!
This was made using the small size from the Zip Pouches pattern. I'm still working on the perfect formula for the pintucks and will blog about it soon. First I have to get more fleece and zippers! I ran out fleece last week and my zipper selection is getting pretty sparse. Surprisingly, I'm not in the mood for the fabric store and have been dragging my feet about making the (short) trip.
The exterior fabric is from the ABC 123 collection by Sandy Klop for Moda. The lining is a blue pindot print:
This also has a black split ring attached to a loop inside the pouch. This is another thing I'm still working on perfecting. It actually works great, but the loop in this instance could have been thinner. Next time I'll try it with ribbon and skip pressing and stitching the super skinny fabric piece.