Wouldn't you love to get organized? Have a cute way to store all your tiny sewing supplies or crochet hooks? Make a bunch of these zippered felt pouches and you'll be hooked. With their flat bottom they can stand up nicely on a shelf or in a deep drawer. Make them any size and and make a few extras to have on hand for ready-made gifts. A new mom could definitely use some of these to keep all the tiny baby stuff, at home or on the go. And don't worry if you're not the most experienced sewer, neither am I. Infact this was the first zipper I've ever sewn in my life!
- yellow zipper
- two pink felt rectangles with width same as total zipper length (including the excess tape at both ends)
- small scraps of yellow felt
- Applique yellow diamonds to one or two of the pink rectangles
- With zipper face up, pin rectangles to zipper tape such that both edges of felt butt to zipper teeth line. (Generally one has to hem the fabric before this step, but since we're using felt I decided to make this simple and just leave the edge raw, which looks fine.)
- Sew felt to zipper on both sides.
- Open zipper, very important!
- With right sides facing pin and sew side seams and bottom seam. Your seam allowance should be the same as the amount of excess zipper tape before and after the teeth.
- To make the flat bottom, do as follows: with bottom seam facing you, and positioned vertically, pull both sides out such that a triangular point is formed. Pin and sew across this triangle. Measure height of triangle, and sew across second side as well. The larger the triangle, the greater the upward slope of the pouch.
- Turn pouch so that right side is out (if you hadn't opened the zipper you'd be stuck at this point!)
- Bask in the light of having created something so cute so easily! Think about adding some handles and making cute little purses!