Lately I've gotten inquiries about where folks can find the patterns for the projects we are sewing. So just a reminder that any of my posts that include the words "Patchwork, Please" are part of Zakka Along 2.0 :: Patchwork, Please, a sew along through Ayumi Takahashi's book,
Patchwork, Please!: Colorful Zakka Projects to Stitch and Give. Click the links to find out more about the sew along, Ayumi, and how to order the book. Thanks!
This week's project was one I had my eye on from the moment I first thumbed through the book. In fact, in all honesty, when I needed a birthday gift for my coworker back in June, I made her this little sweet pouch. I went with an office theme - text and typewriters and paperclips and such - since that's where we spend most of our days.
The zipper installation looked intimidating when I first glanced at the instructions, but in reality it went together quite easily. I used bits of twill tape to accent the zipper ends.
The boxiness of the pouch made it a tad tricky when it came to final assembly, but slow and steady did the trick. And thankfully, the pouch is flexible enough that you can hand-stitch the lining while the bag is turned inside out
This was the first box pouch I ever made, and it's good to have that basic skill in my crafter's toolkit now. Plus, it's pretty darned cute.