Friday, February 1, 2013

Zip, Zip, Zip

That's the sound of my triple zip pouch. I took a break from scrap sewing and prep work for the 241 Bag workshop I'm teaching this weekend to make this cute pouch. Deb designed this and wrote up a tutorial late last year and is hosting a Triple Zip Along on her blog at the moment.

Triple Zip Pouch by Poppyprint

Once all of your fabric pieces are prepped, this pouch goes together fairly quickly. I love the cute factor here (possibly due to my fabric choice - I finally caved and jumped on the typewriter bandwagon and cut into my new pearl bracelets FQ set, too) however I'm not sure all the fuss and bother is really worth it. My ambivalence is likely due to the relationship I have with my zipper foot. We're not on good terms. I just don't have much control with it. It's definitely the most disappointing foot that came with my Pfaff QE 4.0. For most zipper projects I use the standard sewing foot and move my needle position over as far as it will go towards the zipper.

Triple Zip Pouch by Poppyprint

The pouch itself is about 7" x 5 1/2" and even though there are three separate storage linings (one for each zip) it doesn't have any more capacity than a 1-zip pouch of the same size.  It just might be convenient to keep certain small tools/accessories/makeup in a different compartment from others, I guess.

Triple Zip Pouch by Poppyprint

There are lots of tips and alternate finishing methods discussed in the flickr group for the Triple Zip Along. Plus, loads of good ideas for fabric combinations. There are even several cute quilted versions to see.

Triple Zip Pouch by Poppyprint
As always, beware the directional fabric!  You could seam your main pouch fabric to avoid this, but it sort of cracks me up, so I didn't bother.

Deb's organized some great prizes for people who post a finished pouch photo to the flickr group by February 15th.  Why don't you give it a try?

21 comments:

Lise-Lotte said...

I love it!
Lise-Lotte

Carla said...

Very very nice. I bought zippers yesterday ; )

Alisa said...

Very nice pouch. I never use my zipper foot for pouches. I just use my accu feed foot (like your walking foot) and it goes right over the zipper.

Lisa in Port Hope said...

Yours may be small but it turned out very cute anyway.

Suzanne said...

Nice! I think I might give one of these a try :)

Leanne said...

I just use my walking foot for these, zips and all. I really love the typewriter on the front and the ones on the back too.

Katie B said...

It's so cute, krista! I see what you mean...I love Deb's design, but I'm not sure I want to subject myself to 3 zippers!

rubyslipperz said...

ummm, I can see LOTS of possibilites for this cute leeetle triple zip =) knitting, spinning, crochet, felting, make-up....

hugZ,
annie

Canadian Abroad said...

I love the way you've matched the zips to the fabrics. The pouch looks terrific.

Gene Black said...

I have making one (or more) of these on my list. I bought some bright zippers yesterday

Elsa said...

Love making zip pouches ~ think I'll have to do this one up too! All those zippers are wonderful.
I remember when I used to cry while I put a zipper in ~ especially in dresses. I'd get so frustrated with them.

M-R Charbonneau said...

Awesome!

Debbie said...

I love the fabrics you've chosen for your triple-zip, but I'm sorry the zips gave you fits. Your end result is sure nice though! Thanks for joining in!

Brenda said...

Love it, you've got this so perfect!

Sandi said...

I love that fabric. I have the vintage clocks but have yet been able to cut into it!
Sandi

Di said...

I like the typewriter fabric you used. They are fun to make. Di x

Flying Blind... said...

I love it, saw this earlier and you gave me a brilliant idea!

Katy Cameron said...

Love this!

lizzieslog said...

Such a cute little triple-zip.

Dianne said...

This will match your latest 241 perfectly. Tres cute!

Live a Colorful Life said...

Such great fabric combination!