Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Triple Zip-Along

The Triple Zip-Along project

"What has Susie been up to lately ?" some of you may be asking yourselves....
Well, I have been Triple Zipping It!

Debbie,  from A Quilter's Table,  is hosting a sew along,  featuring her tutorial for a pouch with not one, not two, but THREE zippers!  How cute is that?!

Debbie's   Triple Zip Pouch  from A Quilter's Table
The first time I saw her pouch,  I knew that I would be making it eventually!  I can't resist 3 zippers and bright colors!!

My fabrics are from Free Spirt-  Valori Wells    berries, bird, nest
I picked out some cute fabrics, which I had been saving for awhile.  I love the taupe and pinks together.  Then I looked in my zipper basket for the right colors, to make the pinks pop !  I get my zippers from the etsy shop ZipIt! They are economically priced, and I  get 
a variety pack, of 14 inch zippers.  You can always shorten a zipper...
And, I loved this pink fabric so much, that I cut out a heart shape, to applique on the front.

This is the  largest section lining side out, after all of the sections and zippers are put together
I sewed  the sides of each pocket independently, before sewing up the sides of the other pouch fabric

This large pocket  has an opening , for pulling the finished outer bag through this hole

You can see the 2 smaller pockets . I kept them out of the way when I sewed the sides  of the pouch together.
I used  HeatnBond Lite iron-on adhesive, then machine blanket stitched around the outer edge

Here are the THREE zippers!!

My Triple Zip Pouch

I decided to use it for my special buttons , thimbles and embroidery threads

Hop on over to the Triple Zip-Along Flickr group to see everyone's pouches and get inpired!  It's not too late to make one !

And look for the  February  Across The Pond Sew Along   project on Friday!  Amy from eamylove@Amy Made That! blog is launching this month's project.

I'm off to my sewing room!

I am linked to  Sew Cute Tuesday  @ Better Off Thread


  1. Susie this is beautiful! Perfect for February!!

  2. Your pouches are adorable! Love the triple zip idea!

  3. Hey! You have made a really sweet pouch. Di x

  4. Sweet fabrics and the heart applique is perfect for valentines. Thanks for the pics and tips on turning and stitching the pockets seperately.

  5. Oh how I love everything about this!! Beautiful job, Susie!!

  6. So very cute! I love your fabrics and how you fussy cut them for the heart motif :) Can't wait to see what Amy has for us on Friday ;)

  7. Looking good!!! I think you are all set for February now. Isn't it fun to have colorful zippers to set off the pretty fabrics? I just love Zipit for zipper shopping!

  8. so cute!! I love the pink and taupe combo too; great job!!

  9. Sorry I missed your blog post until now! Nicely done! Love that you were able to explain your method of finishing so well with pics! Really cute pouch!


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