On the same page as the reversible tote tutorial is a tutorial for a matching lined zippered pouch. I've never done a zipper before but I was ready to give it a try.
Again, I deviated because the pouch is HUGE and I also used interfacing on the lining for more body.
Here's how the pouch ended up being so HUGE. I've never paid much attention to zipper packaging before and when I picked up a green zipper and its packaging was 8 inches long, I assumed the zipper was 8 inches long. nay. it was FOLDED. And actually 11 inches. wow.
NOTE TO SELF: pay attention.
Sure, I could have cut the zipper down. There were instructions right on the package. I could have done it. But I decided to stick with the theme of HUGE and make a huge pouch. I used 2 of the .99 fat quarters, one for the outside and one for the lining, plus the zipper, interfacing and white thread.
|My materials. That white roll at the top is the fusible interfacing.|
|finished. I wish I would have ironed the zipper flat before I started. There's a noticeable crease where it was folded for packaging.|
|filled with scissors, rotary cutter and cell phone. I could have easily put all my makeup, full sized tooth brush, paste and deodorant in there. And maybe still had room for a small child. HUGE.|
The zipper wasn't as hard as I thought it was going to be. Mainly, because the tutorial did a really good job of explaining and showing each step and I read carefully and took my time.
Now I can mark off "use the zipper foot" on my list of things to do with the new machine. Button holes are pretty much all that's left.