More open wide zip pouches!! I can't get enough of these pouches, they are perfect! These two came about when Rachel posted our first precision piecing project for the Penny Sampler class. The idea was to make a very small (read 3 inch finished) churn dash block and use it to make a small open wide pouch.
I thought this would be the perfect chance to make little pouches for the boys to keep some toys in when we go out. I received some cute vehicles fabric from Terry's Fabrics and thought it would be perfect for this project! I mixed in some herringbone denim i had on hand and gave it a go!
Um, not so great. A little FYI here folks, when working to achieve precise pieces, denim isn't going to help! And the vehicles fabric just doesn't work all chopped up like that. Back to the sewing machine! I didn't want to give up this practice work so i moved on to the Out to Sea churn dashes for my practice work. But all the little vehicles were still calling out to be made into pouches for my guys! So with the materials i had on hand i whipped up these two little zips.
I know i've already talked about the open wide zip pouch here, but it's just such a great pouch! I chose to make the smallest size this time around and even cut an inch off the width. (I was working with the zipper size i had on hand.) I like the look of the denim on the bottom and it gives it more structure as well, i didn't use any interfacing at all but the vehicles print is a home decor weight so that helped too with keeping it standing on it's own.
I also love the boxed corners...
Definitely key in getting it to stand up!
And here my friends is why it's called the open wide zip pouch!,
Nothing would get lost in the depths of this pouch! And for such a little one, it can still hold a great deal of cars!
Because really, that's the deciding factor on if this is a success or not :)
Next up, i'm going to try my hand at Made by Rae's Toddler Backpack!
Has anyone made one? Any tips, tricks or pics to share?!
Well that's it, that's all, off to finish up some Penny Sampler blocks and some churn dashes!
Happy Friday high fives for all!
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