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PERFECT ZIP POUCH IN AQUA & ORANGE

Perfect Zip Bag in Aqua & Orange

Here’s another version of the Perfect Zip Bag, the pattern is by Elizabeth Hartman.┬áThis is based on Style B, but I had to make size modifications so that it would fit my 2013 agenda. I based the colour palette on the agenda, which must be my colours for the year, since my new wallet is somehow matching.

Once I had determined the size for the pieces, I made a few improv patchwork pieces that fit the dimensions. I made a few mistakes with my calculations initially and had to add on a bit here and there, but since it’s all patchwork, you’d never know that. I’ve been missing my Sunday Patchwork routine for a while now, so I’m trying to find a way to get back into the habit.

This year I’m also trying to balance electronic organization with good old fashioned pen & paper. I have a bunch of good apps that I use to make lists (Things & TeuxDeux) and I just added MailTags to my Mail program to help tame my inbox. At the end of the year, it’s nice to have an agenda filled with notes and lists and little bits of memories. I’m making an effort to write things down, especially personal stuff and it feels nice to have that back in my life.

Perfect Zip Bag in Aqua & Orange

Perfect Zip Bag in Aqua & Orange

Perfect Zip Bag in Aqua & Orange

Perfect Zip Bag in Aqua & Orange

Perfect Zip Bag in Aqua & Orange

PERFECT ZIP BAG IN SKINNY LAMINX

Perfect Zip Bag in Skinny laMinx

I love to try out new zip bag patterns. I will NEVER have enough of them and they are always quick and satisfying to sew. I decided to try out the Elizabeth Hartman Perfect Zip Bag pattern over the holidays to make as a gift. The pattern includes 3 different styles and I especially loved Style A, which is more like a little clutch.

Elizabeth offers lots of variation within the pattern to either make the bags from one fabric or do do some patchwork. You can also add a handle/strap, which I thought was pretty cute. I’ve been saving my little bundles of Skinny laMinx canvas scraps and I knew this would be a fun place to use some. For the lining, I went with a colourful Liberty of London Bloomsbury print. It’s pretty cheery when you peek inside this bag.

The pattern is excellent, very easy to follow and I loved the details, like the darts at the bottom and the contrast tabs at the end of the zippers. It was simple to make and I’ve already started to make another one of this version for myself. This one went to Andrew’s mom for Christmas and I slipped a little 5 year Journal inside that fit perfectly!

Perfect Zip Bag in Skinny laMinx

Perfect Zip Bag in Skinny laMinx

Perfect Zip Bag in Skinny laMinx

Perfect Zip Bag in Skinny laMinx