Sewing, Zipper Pouch

Made For 9

Annyeong haseyo. How is your Hump Day going? I just finished replying to your comments and read your newest posts. A hello ◦°˚(´•̛ᴗ•̛`)/˚°◦ to new followers here and a ⑅✩♡ᵗʱᵃᵑᵏઽ*♡♬*° for adding my little blog to your reading list. I am honored. Also kamsa hamnida for those of you who thought about my husband; he was feeling better by the end of yesterday and slept deeply last night so he went off to work today with his gym bag slung over his shoulder.

I usually wait until I have everything together but I just had to show you the zipper pouch I made Kim (Page After Page)!

She and I had met one summer near Seattle. E and I got to have a mini holiday together while our dames were vacationing with their grandparents. He dropped me off at the Starbucks where I was meeting her for the first time and he went off to a bookstore across the way at the mall. Kim is fabulous! The two of us gabbed away about everything and anything for a few hours.


She and I will be swapping mini skeins so of course I wanted to sew her a project bag. Don’t you love the fabric? It’s all about the fabric. And I love how the teal zipper plays off the salmon cotton and the taco print. My mum picked out the grey triangle fabric for the inside when I had texted her options one day.



  • Day Trip by Dana Willard, Tacos (Milkshakes + Sunshine Fabrics)
  • Kona Cotton Fabric in Salmon (Joann)
  • Quilter’s Showcase Fabric 44″ – Triangle Geometric on Grey (Joann)


  • 6 and ½ inches tall
  • 11 inches wide
  • 4 and ½ inches deep

I don’t know if I’ve mentioned this before but I have a horrible sense of direction. When I was done and pulled everything right side out, I realized I had sewn my label and the handle the wrong way! I had to rip out most of the side seams to correct that. Because I had boxed out the bottom beforehand, I had cut squares at each bottom corner. When I had to sew them together again, the light bulb came on, making me realize it would be better to cut out the squared corners before sewing, rather than pinching corners together, etc. That way, I’ll be ensured to have seams that line up precisely. I made sure to note this in my sewing binder and even drew a picture to show me how I should lay out the handle and the tag before pinning. LOL, mistakes of a beginner!

Okay, I must get ready to go; it’s early dismissal day and I need to get the youngest and the neighbor’s kids first before we get the teenager. Enjoy the rest of your Wednesday, TTYS.

11 thoughts on “Made For 9”

  1. Another cute little pouch!

    Not much here. But! The book I have been waiting for… To come here, from the UK…. The last so far, in a series I love…. It is in my library, but I am not first, to get it. &*()(**&^^%%

    Did phone call… Did not get promised call back… Called again… I was so pissssssed!!!!

    I’m the one who had the nice librarian order it!!! But I’m not down, to get it first. “It is not a perfect system” I was told.

    Husband heard this, asked, can you get it on Kindle? Yes, but I was being “good” and not spending the $$$. He said; “Get it!” So I did!!!! -grin- Yes, I will get the book, when it is ready for me. I like the feel of a book. But no, I am not gonna’ wait one more day, to read it. LOL.

    Such a “tempest in a teapot”, I know. :-)))))))))))))


  2. A very lovely project bag…..again. Kim is sure to love it.

    Glad yo hear your hubby has bounced back.


    1. Yes, it was an adjustment for us when we first moved here. The teenager once every month has an even earlier dismissal, only 3 hours and 36 minutes. I hear it’s because emergency minutes are built into a school schedule and if they’re not used, the kids are released earlier.


  3. What did I miss? About your husband? I don’t get email notifications of when you blog…I search for it on WP reader…so I missed something? It sounds as though he is ok? The bag is gorgeous…your work is perfection…I am waiting for you to start quilting soon!


    1. Hi, Patty; sorry to have worried you. He had a bug, sore throat and some congestion, and had stayed home Tuesday to rest. He’s better, still taking meds sometimes but back at work and working out.


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