Wednesday, December 30, 2009
I'd been wanting to try out a boxy zippered pouch [A Pattern Review]
I have a few weeks off from the holiday craziness and classwork so I have pulled out my list of projects and tutorials I want to try. Today, I wanted to try a boxy zippered pouch. I've seen them but couldn't quite grasp how to put it all together. I found this tutorial by Drago[knit]fly for a Box Bag and her pictures were very helpful for me to be able to visualize how to assemble it.
I will say that if you are one who is comfortable with sewing, then this tutorial will be easy enough for you to follow and adjust to fit your needs. It might be a bit complicated for the newbie as her instructions aren't super detailed. Again, her pictures pick up the slack though, so don't be afraid to tackle it! My only 'ugh' with the project is that the interior raw edges can be seen when you look inside the bag, however, I know she did this to help make the bag easy to whip up in 30 minutes or less! I'm certain that with a few tweaks I can remedy this, but I'm going to have to play around with it a bit. I like the inside to look as pretty as the outside.
My box bag ended up being just that: a box, or square. It will be perfect for my camera, actually! Love that! I can see already that I'm going to want another one (rectangular, this time) for traveling. I never have anything to throw my brushes in. All in all, a fun little tute and a really cute bag!!
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