I adored the double-pull zipper Ayumi used for her pouch in the book, but not finding anything remotely like that, I used a polka-dot zip, which I purchased from GinaPurseFrame on etsy. (Random fact: the zipper teeth are on the opposite side of the tape as the pull. Which basically makes them invisible when zipped.) And though the hand-stitching Ayumi did on her pouch was a detail I totally loved, I opted instead to accent my pouch with matchstick quilting using an Aurifil 50wt #2314 (medium beige). Good news: It coordinates beautifully with the "Leather" Essex. Bad news: It coordinates so well, you can hardly see my efforts. But I know it's there! ha.
This post is 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.
Linking up with Fabric Tuesday.