patchwork pouch


I have this thing about zipper pouches. I just can't stop making them. Luckily I am not the only one with this "problem". A lot of sewists I follow also can't resist the allure of a new zip pouch. They are just so darn useful and they're a great way to use fun zips and fabrics! They are easy to make and very versatile. 

A few weeks ago I was reading a favorite embroidery blog, Wild Olive, and I saw this ADORABLE patchwork heart hexi. I knew I had to make one and I knew it needed to be a part of a quilted zip pouch. Even though it was still Lent (I gave up unnecessary spending...oy vey), I headed to the fabric shop and bought some low volume fabrics that would work with one of my favorite Dear Stella scraps that I have been hoarding away for a few years. I have never done an improv patchwork project before, so this was a new experience. I love the way it turned out! 

Part of the reason I started this blog was to document details of my projects in case I wanted to do them again...well that doesn't work when I don't keep track of said details! I have no idea what my measurements are for this pouch...finished size is somewhere around 7" by 9". The zip is a 9" metallic zip and that's about all I know for sure! 

already adorable!!

obviously I posted this one on Insta

quilted! I sent this pic to a friend and she said it made her feel like she needed to floss. 

the back looked super cool!