Little zippered pouches are a great way to store anything from a little on-the-go sewing kit to cosmetics or other essentials. Tuck one in a to-go bag and you’re all set!. And they're addictive! Once you've made one, you will want to make a bunch of them!
I love to use them in my sewing room to store binding clips, safety pins for basting and other sewing tools. Sorting everything into their own bag makes it easy to grab just what I need for any given project. I also keep a small bag handy with needles, thread and small scissors for that I can grab for those evenings when I’m sitting on the couch watching t.v. and sewing on bindings, etc.
I grabbed a bunch of scraps of my favorite Bella Blvd floral, hearts, and polka dot fabrics that match the wonderful Military Max Plaid yardage and sewed up five of zippered bags using THIS pattern. I had previously purchased this pattern and sewn some bags so I knew I liked it however if you’re looking to try out a zippered bag I’ve found a couple tutorials online that look good. THIS one is for a large zippered bag (similar to the largest one I made) and THIS one says it’s good for beginners and doesn’t have the boxed corners on the bottom. A search on Pinterest will show you many more tutorials and patterns as well!
I really love how well this plaid fabric coordinates with some of my all-time favorite prints from past Bella Blvd collections! I made my bags more feminine but you could easily change up the top print on any of these for more masculine bags.
Each bag is lined with a coordinating Bella Blvd pattern or solid. Consider lining the bags with a laminated fabric if you’re going to be using them for cosmetics.
These little bags sew up so easy and fast and you will be sewing up little bags with all your fabric scraps!
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[ Bella Blvd for Riley Blake Military Max Collection: (Plaid); Bella Blvd for Riley Blake Sunny Happy Skies (floral, polka dot, green floral); Bella Blvd for Riley Blake Snapshots: (Hearts Orange, Hearts Multi); Bella Blvd for Riley Blake Puppy Park: (blue solid) ]