The cats out of the bag! One of our most popular fat quarter projects is now a video tutorial and making it’s DIY debut for your crafting pleasure. Are you ready to see why we think this zipper pouch is the purrrfect gift for any cat-loving friend? Check out the full, step-by-step tutorial below or follow along with the video tutorial to get started.
There’s nothing quite like family and friends surrounding an open campfire enjoying one of our favorite summertime treats, s’mores. This delicious, sticky treat has become a summer camp staple, and whether you like them lightly toasted and golden brown, or charred outside and soft on the inside, it’s safe to say we could all do without the mess from those melted ‘mallows. Luckily, we’ve whipped up a handy laminated zipper pouch to keep those gooey roasting sticks contained and mess-free. Check out the video tutorial below, or follow the full step-by-step guide to get started.
Zipper pouches require only a little bit of skill and a fat quarter of fabric, but they go a long way in showing off your personal style. Make one in Satin or Celosia Velvet as an evening accessory or whip one up in Dogwood Denim™ to wrangle travel essentials in your car or corral pencils in your kid’s backpack.
Whether you go functional or decorative, these make an easy (and fun!) way to get organized.
If your goals for 2018 include getting organized and working through some of your fabric stash, the keychain coin purse is the project for you. It’s quick, easy, and requires only an 8” square of fabric – the perfect project for a swatch or scrap of fabric from your latest make. Grab yourself a sample swatch of our latest and greatest fabric, Dogwood Denim™ and get ready to turn it into a super useful keychain zipper pouch for just $5.
Theresa from the Spoonflower crew is here today to share a super simple tutorial for a small zippered pouch! You only need a small bit of fabric for this project, so it’s a perfect opportunity to use up your Spoonflower test swatches or your favorite fabric stash scraps. Theresa made her pouch with our brand new Faux Suede, and she shares some tips on how to work and sew with this cool textured fabric. This little pouch is just right for stashing all sorts of goodies, and is also a great project for learning how to sew a zipper.
Theresa: Listen up beginning sewists and zipper-phobes, this one’s for you. All you need for this project are two 8″x8” swatches of medium weight to heavy weight fabric (I’m using Spoonflower’s amazing new Faux Suede) a zipper, some scissors and of course your trusty sewing machine and zipper foot. We don’t need to line our pouch since the faux suede is already thick and durable, making this the perfect quick beginner sewing project.
I don’t know why it should be that a zipper makes a bag so much more appealing to a kid, but it just does. My 10-year old daughter covets the zippered make-up bag I made for myself every time I pull it out of my non-zippered purse to put on some lipstick. I thought of her the second I saw Lisa Kingston’s bags for kids in our Flickr pool–made out of her own Spoonflower printed fabric and with a zipper. She’s got some for sale in her Etsy shop, too, if you’re looking to buy handmade rather than making this holiday.