See, at one point I got a set of colorful zippers from Zipit, an Etsy zipper super store. A bunch of those zips are 5", which turns out to be a cute, but rarely-used size. I figured Anna's wide-open pouch style, with the exterior zipper, could make my 5" zips wide enough for a useful mini pouch. So, with Anna's permission, I got busy.
It worked! I made three, one with a tiny pieced front as a part of the Penny Sampler class, and the other two for Aria and Liam. It's not too early to start squirrling away Christmas gifts, right?
Liam has a soft spot for those Ann Kelle owls, because they're part of his Alphabet Soup quilt. And, I combined Heather Ross mice (look what's in her bike basket!) with Aria's favorite Briar Rose fabric...
the pink strawberries. I'll put something fun inside and tuck these into their stockings! Kids can always appreciate little pouches for their treasures.
If you'd like to make a MINI wide open pouch, follow Anna's tutorial with these simple changes:
- Cut 2 exterior, 2 lining: 6" wide, 4.75" tall
- Zipper size: 5-6"
- Box corner: 2"
- Finished size: pouch base is 2" x 3" and height is 3" tall.
The 5" zipper is just barely long enough, so a 6" zipper will also do nicely. Have fun! And thanks, Anna, for the wide open pouch!
Countrymice in cream by Heather Ross (here in pink)
Strawberries in pink by Heather Ross
Chicopee Simple Plaid by Denyse Schmidt
Bermuda Owls by Ann Kelle
Metro Circles in chartreuse from Robert Kaufman
Heath in Chocolate from Alexander Henry