52 zippers #51: Appliqued and embroidered taupe zipper pouch

52 zippers #51: Appliqued and embroidered taupe zipper pouch

I found this pouch in a book by Yoko Saito and immediately knew I wanted to make it. I love love love this pouch, even though this is totally not my normal color palette. The instructions were in the Japanese style (almost no words—just brief illustrations, no seam allowances on pattern pieces, and all measurements in metric), so there was a bit of puzzling, but I managed to muddle through!

52 zippers #50: All bottled up boxy pouches

52 zippers #50: All bottled up boxy pouches

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. When I was browsing for boxy pouches, I came across these All bottled up boxy pouches and thought they...
52 zippers #49: Mini HST pencil pouch

52 zippers #49: Mini HST pencil pouch

So I’d been admiring the Craft Passion Wide open pencil case for awhile, but the thought of doing piping on the outside of a bag around curves was making me hesitate (for good reason, apparently!). I finally decided to just try it and hope for the best!

52 zippers #48: Macaron zipper pouches

52 zippers #48: Macaron zipper pouches

I’ve been resisting making these macaron zipper pouches I’ve seen all over the internet because they looked really putzy and their small size didn’t look super useful. But I finally broke down (the cuteness won me over). I’m glad I did!

52 zippers #47: Devon zipper pouch

52 zippers #47: Devon zipper pouch

Ok, less than a minute after I found the Devon pouch pattern it was in my cart and on my list for this project. It just looked so stylish and well-crafted! I was so right to pull the trigger on this one—it is definitely one of my top five favorites of the whole series, and will feature in many teacher’s gifts in the future.

52 zippers #46: Sotak boxy pouch

52 zippers #46: Sotak boxy pouch

I’ve been wanting to make a little boxy pouch in this series, but I had so much trouble finding a free tutorial for one I liked and hadn’t made before! Finding a good boxy pouch pattern isn’t easy—so many have raw edges inside, which kind of drives me a little crazy.