52 zippers week 9: Cut up a block that isn’t working

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 wanted to make something very quick and easy again. I took a week-long workshop with Gwen Marston on Madeline Island last October and in the past week or so I’ve been working on finishing up the things I started in class. There was one mini that I really didn’t ever like from the start (it was my first one of the week) and I decided that while I loved the little star section, I didn’t like the rest of it at all. It was just too busy and chaotic. So I cut it up (!) and saved the best part to put into a zipper pouch.

I bordered the block with some lightweight denim to frame it a little bit.

I lined it with this cute Cotton and Steel coin purse print.

I’m not quite sure what I’m going to do with this one quite yet, but it has sentimental value so I will probably use it for something special!

Zipper pouch specs:

  • Outer pieces: Orphan block, built up with borders to 6.5″ square, plus one plain piece of denim 6.5″ square. Interfaced with Pellon SF-101.
  • Lining pieces (2): 6.5″ square
  • Zipper tabs : none
  • Zipper: 6.5″ cut

See you back here next week with another zip pouch!

2017-03-12T22:51:32+00:00 March 12th, 2017|

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