Friday, March 28, 2014

Zipper Pouch / Bag, v.4

Bored yet?  I'm not... plus I tweaked how I made this one!

I boxed the corners as directed in Noodlehead's great tutorial (link)...  but found it awkward marking the corners as well as sewing the corners together.   Then I remembered that I knew another way to do this.... from my Fabric Storage Bin tutorial (link).  This is what I did...

I dug in the trash by my sewing machine and pulled out a corner cut off an earlier bag and measured it...  about 1.5" square.  Then, using a specialty ruler, I marked all four corners.

Next, I cut out the marked corners and the bag looked like this:

Taking the bag to the sewing machine, I opened up a corner...

... and, matching the seams and the cut edges, pinned the opening together.

Then, I sewed the opening closed.

After I sewed all four corners, I turned the bag right-side out and went on to finish the bag as usual.

I made the pocket from a 4"x5" rectangle of fabric to make it a little smaller than the postage stamp bag I made previously.  That pocket started with a 4"x6" rectangle.   I like this size pocket better.

I'm starting to have a nice little collection!


  1. That's the way I do my corners on bags and pouches too, Freda. I don't know why it feels easier than the other way but it does! Another fab pouch to add to your growing collection. :o)

  2. I'm lovin the pouches. A great way to start my day. Each one is wonderful.

  3. I really love these bags. I ordered some zippers from the link you gave us and can't wait till they come. Hugs

  4. Yes, a much better way to get nice corners. Love this combo for the last one!

  5. These are great! Like the way you improved the corners...nothing like carrying on what you learn in one project to the next!

  6. Smart lady!! And I think I like this bag best of all--it is that batik love, you know. : )

  7. I made a purse with that corner technique yesterday. I'm loving all your bags!

  8. Maybe you could give up your day job and become the bag lady :-)

  9. That's my favorite way to make corners - they always turn out right.

  10. Beautiful pockets and lovely fabrics! Thanks for sharing this tutorial! Would love to have you visit me sometime :)
    Hope you have a wonderful day and week!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft