Monday, September 21, 2015

Triple Zip Pouch #7

I decided to do a little "scrapbusting" with what I had left of Jess's Typography fabrics. Since I had inherited my mother-in-law's rotary cutters after she passed away, I needed somewhere to store them besides a zip-lock bag. I think the perfect storage solution is a Triple Zip Pouch, since that's what I use for my other set.

At the link above is a free tutorial. The little pouches are so fun to make, as well as pretty quick. The hardest part is deciding the fabric/zipper combo - so many possibilities! This time I went with just one fabric on the outside. It was the only thing I could make work with the zippers I had on hand, and I like it this way!


Zippers are so fun! Inexperienced sewers fear them, but really, in a bag they're so easy!


(Now if the camera would've just gotten the colors right. Aargh. The fabric color is really teal, and the orange zipper is more like in the other pics, which were taken with my iPad.)

For the linings, I used the leftover Lorem Ipsum, and since there wasn't enough of the teal to do all the pockets, I used the purple, too. I don't care if the linings are perfectly color coordinated, and I think the different colors are kind of fun, too.


The cutters fit perfectly in there. And the smallest pocket can hold the spare blades.


I've made a number of these pouches (6, in fact) before. You can see them all here. I've gifted some, and others I'm using (and there's one I can't figure out what I did with, but it's probably buried under some fabric somewhere - ha!). They're good for so many things, like Sharpee markers, for example, which is what I use this one for.


The front one below, which was my first one ever, is still my favorite. It contains my original set of rotary cutters, and it gets a lot of use!


I do my main cutting upstairs on the kitchen table, so that set stays up there. This new pouch will stay down in my sewing room where I've added a small cutting mat for those little trim jobs that I don't want to have to run upstairs and dig everything out to cut.

So that's my latest sewing project. I think for the next one, I'm going to do something totally different. And you probably won't get to see it - ha! Think on that one awhile. ;)

I mentioned in a previous post that someone was making something out of ALL the Typography fabrics. Have you guessed what it could be? Well, it's finished, so you can see it now. I have a friend who is an awesome quilter. You can see a quilt she made for me here. I recommended her to Cloud9 as a possibility for making a quilt out of Jess's fabrics (what else would take that many different fabrics?), and they decided to use her. She was thrilled to do it, and she did a wonderful job. They gave her the design they wanted her to make, and she had to figure out how to make it work! She sure did! You can see the quilt here. And if any of you quilters out there are interested, I believe the pattern is going to be free!

19 comments:

annie dee said...

Lovely as always. And that quilt - wowzers!

Anonymous said...

You inspire me! The tote bag I take to work is wearing out so I hope soon to make a bag using some Jessica Jones fabric! And a few of the triple zip bags too! Audrey

Jenny said...

I love those triple zip pouches. I think I'll bookmark that pattern for that someday in the future that I run out of other projects on my list to complete. (Like that will ever happen!). Actually- how difficult is this pattern in terms of actual sewing? It looks like mostly straight stitches. Do you think one of these would be doable for my son and I working together? I'd like him to do more of the actual sewing than me.

Also, I can't not comment on that quit. It is gorgeous! I love the pattern. (Not going on my list of projects, however, as I am not a quilter. I've made a few simple ones, but I don't have the attention span for them... too many other fun things to make!)

Jenny

Grandma G said...

Thank you all! Yes, that quilt is definitely a winner!

Audrey... I'd love to see what you make!

Jenny... I don't think I'd recommend the Triple Zip for your son. It's all straight stitching, but it involves quite a few layers in places. Has he sewn in a zipper before? Maybe something with just a single zipper would be a better place to start. Erin has a couple of easy zippered pouch tutorials that might be a place to begin. Take a look here. Or Sewcanshe.com has a ton of tutorials which I'm going to look through for some possibilities to sew with Courtney.

Jessica Jones said...

Starting on your unmentionables next, eh? :)

Grandma G said...

Shhhhh....!!! :D

Bonnie said...

Cute bags and a great idea to keep them together. The quilt is darling!

Grandma G said...

Thanks, Bonnie! :)

Lisa in Port Hope said...

Thanks for the reminder of this great pattern! I have one I use in my purse for lip balm, makeup, and my USB cord, but organizing my sewing supplies sounds like a great idea!

Grandma G said...

You're welcome, Lisa. Those pouches are just so handy for so many things, aren't they? :)

Geneviève Thiffault said...

Your first pouch is my favorite too. I love the color combo!

And your unmentionables... will we get to see them in January maybe? :P

Grandma G said...

Thank you! And no, not even in January. LOL

Debbie said...

Beautiful as always! ;-)

Linda Mahoney said...

Hello there! I love this little bag - am going to try it today. Thank you for the tutorial. It is very clear and makes the bag look "doable"! :)

Grandma G said...

Thanks, Debbie... couldn't have done it without you! Thanks for the great tutorial... again. ;)

Thank you, Linda. Have fun!

Tea Roberson said...

I love this triple zipper pouch. Great job!

Grandma G said...

Thank you, Tea! :)

Jerilynn said...

What fabric line did you use on that first bag? Love it!!

Grandma G said...

Thanks, Jerilynn. The fabric is Jessica Jones's new Typography line with Cloud9 Fabrics. It should be available hopefully sometime this month. There's a link to It in the post.