I’m excited to share a great opportunity for connection with other business owners specializing in handcrafted goods. This year will be Reclaimed for Good’s first annual “Handmade Holiday Shopping Guide”, featuring handmade *very* small businesses.
I generally try to avoid sewing zip pouches and bags with stretchy fabric. “Try” being the key word. Sometimes the perfect color of denim ends of having spandex in it or the logo I want to highlight is from a jersey shirt. Here are my best tips when having to sew a zip pouch with stretchy fabric.
The beauty of sewing your own zip pouch is that, with a little bit of tweaking, you can use a wide variety of fabrics. I know the choices can be overwhelming, though. I’m here for you!
It’s important to not skip topstitching when sewing a zip pouch, since this is what keeps the fabric from getting caught in the zipper. You do have three options to choose from, though! Here’s a quick tutorial on each one 🙂
Sewing up improv blocks is one of my absolute favorite activities. It’s soothing because your seams don’t need to be perfect, it’s functional these blocks make your scrap bin dwindle, and it’s just plain fun to see how each one turns out! Read below for tips and suggestions for use, then get sewing using the tutorial as a springboard for your own creations!
The goal of our “Build a Zip Pouch Series” is to help give you the skills you need to sew custom zip pouches in a variety of styles and sizes. Come sew with me!
This tutorial is part of the “Build a Zip Pouch Series”, giving you the skills you need to sew custom zip pouches in a variety of styles and sizes. A basic zip pouch pattern is great to master then use as a springboard into other custom pouches. At 8″ x 4.5″, this one is the perfect size for pencils, makeup brushes, or to organize smaller objects slipped into your purse.
In anticipation of the Barnabas Bag pattern being released next month, here are some of my favorite phrases sized to fit perfectly on the tote’s 5″ square pocket. There are two files, one with block lettering and one with script lettering. Each file has eight unique phrases. You can resize and use these embroidery patterns anywhere that could use a little boost!
We have a special guest blogger today! My daughter spent the weekend making a puppet with the Chit Chat Puppet pattern by Abby Glassenberg. She’s here to share her thoughts on the pattern and process.
Last month, I had the opportunity to test Talofa Kids new Advent wreath pattern. Here are my notes!