I have always been one of those quilters that sticks strictly to quilting…I am totally afraid to make my own clothes or step outside the bounds of quilting. I have always wanted to, though, so recently I’ve been stepping outside of my comfort zone and trying some new things! I saw this pattern for a cute little zippered pouch at Quilt Market by Atkinson Designs. The pattern is called “Cash and Carry”. They had a little slogan, “Zippers Are No Big Deal”. Well of course I had to try it out and see. The pattern sat on my sewing table for the last couple months and last night I finally got the courage to try it out!
The first one went together in a snap…it WAS easy! I used this awesome fabric from Kathy York’s collection Urban Landscapes.
With the second one I got over confident. Hehehe, yeah–you gotta make sure the zipper pull is in the middle when you sew on your zipper stops :).
But it’s a learning process! I now feel confident on how to use zippers and I think this is a MUST HAVE pattern! What a great little accessory. I could make dozens of these. What a perfect gift too! Thanks to the gals at Atkinson Designs for an excellent pattern with an excellent lesson built in! You can check out the pattern and other excellent goodies here. They only sell wholesale, so if you are a shop, you can visit their website for ordering info. If you are not a business, you can use their retail directory to find a shop near you who carries their patterns here.
So what are you sewing this weekend? I’d love to hear from you. I have some leftover pieces of Urban Landscapes I’d love to send to one random lucky winner…just leave a comment telling me what projects you’re working on these days! One comment per person, please. I’ll announce the winner on Monday afternoon!