Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Zipper Pouch Project
I think the only thing worse to me than having to go shopping for a new handbag is when the bra style you've worn for 20 years gets discontinued. So... when baby sister gave me a new handbag for my birthday, I was excited. Going from a tote style handbag with six interior pockets and an exterior pocket... I needed to ponder on how I was going to organize stuff so it wouldn't be in one big jumble at the bottom.
I used batiks left over from other quilty projects but had to purchase a purple zipper to go with it. Could have used another color but hey! I like purple!
I weeded through everything in my tote since I won't need as much stuff as I did when I was working. That will lighten the weight of what I need to carry everyday.
The zipper pouch (made from a tutorial by Noodlehead (link) that I used in past), the hardest part was figuring out how to shape a pocket to hold my inhaler. The pouch is approximately 4.5" tall, 10" across at the top, and 3" deep at the bottom.
Since every store requires a "store card" to get sale prices these days, I hand-stitched a hook thingie to the seam on one side. This way, I don't have to do a major search for those all the time.
I'm sure I'll need to shuffle stuff around as I become adjusted to a new handbag. But ain't it cute??? Just 'cause I'm old, don't mean I am an old fuddy-duddy!