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 do something really cute and fun! I had seen the Tiny Toffee paper pieced patterns before, but I don’t do a lot of hexies so I hadn’t tried them out yet. This week when I was browsing Etsy for a paper piecing pattern I came across them again and when I saw the tiny pineapple I squealed! I figured it would be easy to just extend the background pieces into a square instead of a hexagon and it was.

I had fun picking out 5 different yellows and 15 different greens (yes, I am so ridiculous that each pineapple leaf is a different fabric). I waffled over the background fabric an awful lot because I wanted something warm, because gray dulled the pineapples, and anything even slightly dark made the leaves vanish unless I went to almost black, which ruined the cheery feel of the pineapples. I settled on an off-white print with yellowish lines on it.

My favorite pineapple is the leftmost one. The yellow is a Denyse Schmidt print from Eastham.

The top fabric on the front panel is Essex yarn-dyed linen in Flax, and the bottom strips are two of Carolyn Friedlander’s prints. The blue is an Architextures, and the green, which might be one of my favorite Carolyn Friedlander prints ever, is from Carkai named Geo. It seems kind of pineapple-ey, even though it’s green.

I made a coordinating back panel with the same Carolyn Friedlander prints at the bottom.

I lined it with the green Geo. I love it! It’s just such a happy pouch.

Zipper pouch specs:

  • Outer pieces: Entire panel: 6″ x 9″. Lower green strip: 1.5″ x 9″ (unfinished). Blue strip: 1″ x 9″ (unfinished). Pineapples: 2″ x 9″ (sewn side to side, unfinished top and bottom). Top strip: 3″ x 9″ (unfinished).
  • Lining pieces: 6″ x 9″
  • Zipper tabs: none
  • Zipper: 9″ cut

See you back here next week with another zip pouch!