52 zippers #12: peek-a-boo pleats

If you’re new to my 52 zippers project, you can read the backstory, see all the zipper pouches, and download basic zipper pouch instructions here.

For this week’s zipper pouch, I decided I wanted to try some peek-a-boo pleats. I can’t say I’m pleased at all with the results, but because I left making the pouch until the last day of the week I don’t have time to remake it today. So this will be my project next week, too. I am determined to make it right!

The pleats themselves I think look ok, but the pouch came out such an awkward size and shape. I am still trying to think through different ways to change that. It will be a fun experiment this week! 🙂

I used a navy linen on the outside, and the peek-a-boo pleats and lining are from Robert Kaufman’s London Calling lawn. I didn’t use any interfacing as I didn’t want the pleats to be strangely stiff. For the top of the pleats I folded the linen to meet at the center of the lawn strips, and for the bottom of the pleats I tucked the lawn under about 1/8″.

Zipper pouch specs:

  • Outer pieces: Front and back panels pieced together with 1.5″ x 3″ strips, to make 7.5″ w x 3″ h panels before folding. After folding, the top was approximately 4.5″ wide, and the bottom was approximately 5.5″ wide.
  • Lining pieces: Layered front panel on top of lining and cut to match
  • Zipper tabs : none
  • Zipper: 4.5″ cut

See you back here next week with another zip pouch!

2017-09-07T20:34:26+00:00 March 26th, 2017|

One Comment

  1. Julie Spear September 12, 2017 at 12:43 pm - Reply

    I like this pouch! I dont think it looks like an awkward shape…but i am intrigued to go see how you modified it in your next week’s poat! I have ALWAYS loved a peekaboo pleat, but never done one. Yself. In fact, i just sewed a beds kirt with pleats, and should have peedaboo’d anothe fabric in there, but i chickened out!!!! Mainly bcuz i didnt have a fabric on hand that could be a good match to whatever bedding i use, and i am on a fabric buying hiatus! D LOVE THIS 52 ZIPPER POUCH SERIES!!! Your designs have all been genius! Thanks for sharing with us!

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