Over the weekend my sister asked me to make her a zipper pouch she could use to put her make-up in. Of course I said yes and went to work.

Art Gallery Fabric zipper pouch


I pulled some fun pieces of fabric from my stash and started to play. I have a bag like this — not handmade! — so I used it as a guide for size. This finished bag measures about 10-1/2″W x 6″ H x 4″ deep. The bottom is boxed and I think it is the perfect size.

Art Gallery Zipper Pouch - Feathers


I love the lining. These fabrics are by Art Gallery and they feel so fantastic.  I spent too much time making this pouch because I kept stopping to touch the fabric. Sounds kinky, but I know you know exactly what I mean!

I still have to finish the zipper end. I could do that with a piece of fabric, but I want to use a metal ribbon end to give it a more polished look. That means a trip to the craft store – yay for shopping!

She loved the pouch and I was in a mood for quickie finishes, so I whipped up three more.

Zipper PouchesThese take hardly any time at all to make, and it was fun to see what kind of fabrics I had available to work with. You probably recognize some of the pieces – I bought them on my trip to Georgia a couple weeks ago.

I used fusible fleece on the outside panels to give the bag some sturdiness and softness. I have to say, I’m a believer of fusible fleece.  If you haven’t used it yet I definitely recommend it.

Look at the inside of the flower one:

Polka Dot lining on zipper pouch


Love those polka dots! This one might just become my personal make-up bag; I think it is so cheery and adorable.

These bags are what I’m crushing on this week – I can’t wait to make some more. How about you? I would love to see what projects you are working on or what has you excited to be in your sewing space. You can link up any blog post, Instagram or Flickr pic – here’s how:

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