SEWING || RECLAIMING MY SEWING MOJO

Wednesday, March 14, 2012


after the good project that went wrong last week i set out to reclaim my sewing confidence on the weekend and took to my machine late at night on a mission.  my lovely little knitting notions were slowly outgrowing their home and i knew i needed a new place for them so i decided to whip up a zippered pouch for them to live in.  and i'm happy to say that i love this little pouch.  i pieced together the front of the pouch using some scraps that anna gave me that i adored and i'm just over the moon with the way the black/white/grey prints all pop together.  one of my fave goodies at the moment.  it helped me get over my pouch downer from last week and to take on yet again, another zipper..lol.  yep, i've gone from zippers scaring me to no end to loving them.


this time i decided to pretty my zipper up a tad.  i love the way those zippers look that have a little hint of fabric encasing them on either end so the metal bits don't show.  so i followed this tutorial from the fabulous toni of "make it perfect" to put my pouch together with the zipper in this style.  it's a great tutorial for any of you looking to make a zippered pouch for the first time. i found the zipper install super easy and fast.


i kept the back nice and simple so the front could steal the show.  i've got this new thing for tying a zipper pull on my zippers using a pinked piece of scraps tied in a bow.  i lined the inside of the pouch with some innocent crush-shattered, punch, from anna maria horner and added my little label in there and then filled it with my goodies :)  i think they're happy in there...


i also hit up a sewing show on the weekend here in town and i couldn't resist coming home with these new lovelies...

reunion by sweetwater for moda and pezzy print by american jane patterns (sandy klop) for moda

i'm obsessed with the pezzy print. i want to put it all over my home...love it! i foresee a quilt with this in my future...hopefully sooner than later.


i also picked up a bevvy of fat quarters for $1.99 each too!  how could i not bring these home to momma?  i love me a cute fat quarter.  more zippered pouches maybe? 

what have you all been sewing?  any new fabric crushes you brought home?  what's your fave way to dress up a zipper?  do you have a favorite zippered pouch tutorial?  let's chat sewing - we've got another wind storm here and i'm curled up inside ready to chat!!!

23 comments:

  1. love it! my knitting notions have already more than outgrown my little tupperware tin. ha. i need to try to sew something maybe? though it won't be as grand as your little beauty. xo i loove the fabric! xo

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    1. You can do it. Next sewing meetup :) xoxo

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  2. I like my pouch zipper ends the way you did yours! I really need to make myself 2 (one for my back to school and one for my notions) but just can't decide on fabrics ;) a pouch I really like even though it's small is the dumpling pouch by Keyka Lou. Love sewing by hand sometimes!
    Here's the link: http://keyka.typepad.com/my_weblog/2011/08/lets-make-dumplings-free-zip-pouch-tutorial.html
    I've been reading your awesome blog for quite a few months ;) let just say lovin it is a tame expression...!

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    1. Awww, thanks Josee! So sweet of you! I love that pouch too and have it on my pins to make but haven't gotten around to it yet. It's so adorable! Thanks for the comment :)

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  3. This bag is wonderful. I know the front is supposed to be the star, but I'm crazy about the back. I've been collecting cross-hatches whenever I can!

    I have liked this tute for covered zip ends, from the lovely and talented Florence: http://flossieteacakes.blogspot.com/2009/05/lined-zippered-pouch-make-up-bag.html

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    1. Ohhhh..that's a good one too. I love the back fabric as well. It was hard to cut into :)

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  4. I love the back fabric too! I really need to find a solution for my knitting needles and notions, they are everywhere!

    I posted about the commuter cowl today...http://ummashin.blogspot.com

    xo

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    1. Sounds like you need some box bags and zippered pouchse..wink wink. Thanks for the post love my dear - you're the best! xoxox

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  5. Love it - the combination of fabric - everything! Glad you're back on the straight and narrow ; )

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  6. Oooh, I don't sew much but I do love whipping up zippered pouches. I've made a couple of for my knitting notions and I use one in my giant take-everywhere tote bag to hold all those things that get lost in the bottom. I love how you enclosed the zipper ends. I'll have to try that next.
    And those new fabrics...oh, I could weep for them. I will be holding my breath for a pezzy prints quilt.

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  7. I love it! the zipper looks great. and that reunion bunting print is making me fabric hungry. nom nom

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  8. mojo reclaimed!! i especially love the AMH on the inside. perfect little surprise.

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  9. Great pouch, love what you did with the zipper. I sewed a few from the same tutorial last week. I to highly recommend it, especially if you need to get your sewing mojo back or are just starting out, it is full proof, quick and easy, that is if you don't procrastinate too long over the patchwork........

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  10. wow! that is way different from the first..big pat on the back girl...actually wouldnt mind one like that myself..wink wink...
    glad you're feeling loads better..xx

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  11. WOW this pouch is beautiful!!!! and i LOVE the fabrics you picked up!!

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  12. Yay! Thanks for the link to the zipper tut. I want to learn how to do those little fabric ends too.

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  13. This is really cute! I have so many notions now that there wouldn't be a zipper pouch big enough lol. I'll have to think of something else I can put in one :)

    - Adele @ Mammy Made

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  14. What a great pouch! I really enjoyed your tutorial for covering the ends of the zipper.

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  15. Love your sewing projects! I've just renewed my crochet/knitting this past year and plan on sewing soon in the future...

    Question, where do you get your labels from?

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    1. Thanks! I get my sewing labels from "mommiemadeit" on etsy. http://www.etsy.com/shop/MommieMadeIt

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    2. Oh, thank you so much. I LOVE your blog!

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