52 zippers #27: Medium Creative Maker case

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.

This pouch is my second run through a Creative Maker case, a pattern by Sew Sweetness. Last time I made three of the Small size for teacher’s gifts. This time I made one of the Medium size for myself!

I’ve been wanting a case for my quilting notebook and this fits ~perfectly~. My quilting book is a Leuchtturm 1917 Hardcover A5 dotted notebook and it is absolutely fantastic for all my quilting lists, notes, ideas, and sketches. I have another one for my day-to-day Bullet journal but I needed one just for quilting stuff. 🙂

The covers are made with an old hoarded fabric, “Lush Uptown” by Erin Michael, paired with by Essex yarn-dyed linen in Olive.

The inside has more of the Essex, paired with an old favorite from Modern Quilt Studio (the Georgetown line). The binding on the mesh pocket is a fussy-cut bit of the Lush Uptown to maximize color.

I again made a few little changes when following the pattern… I omitted the Peltex inside the covers as I didn’t want the cover to be too stiff, and it seems just fine without it. I also changed the layout of the elastic loops a bit to fit the markers I wanted to put in here–so now it fits 22 of my favorite markers, Stabilo 68’s. I’m using the mesh pocket for the moment to hold a sketching pen (Pigma Micron 01), and plan to add a pencil and a ruler as well.

I used a ByAnnie’s purse zipper (color “Twilight”) and navy blue mesh. I found a warm gray ¼” elastic on Etsy for the pen loops.

I still have plans to make one of the large size for each of my kids to hold a sketchbook and colored pencils, but not this week! Ha!

Zipper pouch specs:
Size: Medium size of the Creative Maker case by Sew Sweetness.
Zipper: 30” double-pull purse zipper from By Annie’s in Twilight

2018-01-19T18:08:15+00:00 January 19th, 2018|


  1. Lynette January 19, 2018 at 11:35 pm - Reply

    Oh, wow – you couldn’t find a more perfect fabric for the cover! This really is a wonderful case.

  2. Karen January 20, 2018 at 1:43 am - Reply

    Wonderful project! Definitely worth using your favorite fabrics!

  3. Kay January 20, 2018 at 10:32 am - Reply

    Absolutely stunning, I love your fabric choices. x

  4. Vera January 21, 2018 at 8:34 pm - Reply

    Great looking case! What a fun project! I love zippers and all types of pouches. Thanks for linking up with TGIFF 😉

  5. The Joyful Quilter January 22, 2018 at 8:47 pm - Reply

    What a great project!! 52 zippers?! I guess you’ve overcome YOUR fear of zippers!! I’m wondering when I might get over mine.

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