I like to practice all my crafts: crochet, knitting and sewing.
I like to learn new stitches and new patterns.
However, I don’t like to make things that I’ll never use.
For sewing, I really want to practice simple zippers.
I made a zippered pouch for myself that I use to carry my library books in my work bag.
It turned out cute and I use it every day.
Video tutorial found here.
I love Jenny at Missouri Star Quilt Company!
My second pouch…a dismal failure.
I tossed it in the trash.
My zipper was on backwards, my seams were terrible and it just looked awful.
Today, I decided to try again.
My son uses an iPad to communicate (using an app called Sounding Board).
His iPad travels with him to and from school and we take it with us when we go out.
We’ve been using one of my knitting bags that I purchased at Michaels.
Well, a four year old boy needs a zippered pouch fit for, well, a four year old boy.
My first attempt turned out okay.
Except there was a tiny, teeny gap in my seam and the zipper.
This bag will get a lot of use, so I decided to make a second.
The first bag is now holding a small fraction of his many Thomas the Tank Engine trains.
My second attempt worked much better!
The lining on the iPad pouch is also the same Thomas fabric.
It is not perfect, but it was made with love.
I think that is a suitable bag for a four year old!
Have a good day!