Friday, April 27, 2018

annex double zip pouch

Welcome to finish it up Friday!

Today's finish is a fun double zip boxy pouch. I bought the supplies at Stitch Supply Co. well over a year ago. I think I was a little intimidated by the double zipper, so I may have procrastinated a little bit. I'm so glad I finally took the time this week to sew it up.
I LOVE a quilted panel on the outside of my zip pouches. Even though it takes extra time, it's totally worth it! This pattern calls for Pellon Flex Foam, which is quite spongy, so it creates a lot of opportunity for the fabric to shift during quilting. Thankfully I had some 505 spray on hand, which I used to keep the fabric in place while quilting the outer panels. It worked like a charm! My Hera marker (by clover) is one of my favorite tools for marking and it came in very handy for this project, too. I marked the fabric BEFORE I placed in on the foam, so I got a nice crisp line/crease to follow.
It was fun to pick out two different fabrics for the lining...
 ....and two different colored zippers, too.
The pattern is called the Annex double-zip box pouch by Sara Lawson of Sew Sweetness. The zip pouch shown in this post is the largest size. I'm excited to fill it with portable projects and use it! I don't think you can EVER have too many cute zip pouches.

I was showing it to my husband last evening and he hinted that if I ever made a masculine looking one, he might be able to take it off my hands and find a use for it. Ha! I guess I'll have to keep that in mind. I'm thinking I might try it in vinyl, perhaps.

Alright, that's it for me today. Please link up your finishes for the week. Thank you, as always, for joining for me for finish it up Friday! Have a great weekend!


13 comments:

Sandy O said...

Darling pouch - love your choice of fabric!

Home Sewn By Us said...

Hi Amanda,
I would have been (and still are) intimidated by the double zipper! Such a cute bag and so useful. I look forward to seeing the one you make for your DH.
~smile~ Roseanne

Nicole said...

Fantastic pattern and terrific job finishing it! I am going to get this pattern asap!

Laura said...

Your pouch is darling, and you sent me down a rabbit hole by mentioning Stitch Supply Co.! Looks like a great place.

Suzanne said...

That Kevin knows a good thing when he sees it. And, I'll agree with you. Never enough pouches and never ever enough of yours!

CapitolaQuilter said...

i always forget about using that marker thanks for the reminder. Our MQG is doing a pouch swap and I was thinking of a boxy type but hadn't seen the double zip before. She makes the best patterns.

Heide said...

Such a cute looking bag.
Sara has great patterns, Her videos are great too! They help make you a more confidant sewer.

Melodee said...

I just bought some of this foam because they didn’t have any fusible batting, it was cheaper too! I figured spray adhesive would work to secure it, your tutorial is very timely for me. I wouldn’t have thought to mark before I fused, thanks for that tip.

catedove said...

I really like how your blog turned out! Did you use a walking foot for your quilting? Also do you usually use the spray adhesive?

catedove said...

I meant bag😊

Melody Srygley said...

SO SO SO CUTE! (I have this fabric in blue, and...you see where I'm going!) Do you think an iron on 'puffy' interfacing would work? (I'm allergic to some foams.)

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Live a Colorful Life said...

I love this pouch. And the fabric you used is SO cute!