As a teacher, I find myself needing quick little presents for people throughout the year. But a teacher’s salary doesn’t allow me to be too extravagant in my gift giving. A zippered pouch is a win-win situation in my book. It uses up leftover fabric, it’s quick, and can be used for so many things. Everyone needs a good zippered pouch.
If you have a spare afternoon , you could make several pouches to have on hand. Fill them with candy, gifts cards, pop money, hand sanitizer, lip balm, travel sized lotions, or just give them empty. Your friends will love them especially if it’s hand made by you.
You will need:
Of course, you could go buy a zipper, but check out your refashion stash. You might be surprised where you can find some. Old worn out thrift store purses are an excellent source for zippers. In this case, I had an old pair of snowboard pants that Cooper had outgrown. The pants were originally a thrift store purchase so he really got his money’s worth out of them. He wore them for several years but they were now stained and ripped in a few places. I didn’t think it was something even my thrift store would want now, so instead of just throwing them away, I’m dissecting them for the zippers. And let me tell you, there are zippers all over these pants.
OK, let’s get started:
Press with an iron being careful not to melt your zipper if it’s nylon.
Be sure zipper is open before you start the next step.
And now without much expense or time invested, you’ve got a cute little gift for a friend. Have fun and if you make one, I’d love to see it.
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