Friday was Evie’s fifth birthday and we had an incredible weekend of celebrations. My cousin has the same birthday and sent Evie a super awesome birthday package and I decided it was time to make a little something for her. I have been sewing a lot more lately but haven’t tackled a zipper in awhile. I’ve been wanting to try making zipper tabs because I knew it looks cleaner, and I also wanted to make a boxy pouch that can stand. I attempted one of these a few months ago and failed spectacularly, so I was a bit nervous.
I used this tutorial from Jedi Craft Girl and I love how it turned out. I’ve already started thinking about Christmas gifts for Evie’s teachers and aids (she has four so I figure I should get started early!) and these are strong contenders!
I also made a little necklace using one of the fabrics from the pouch and embroidered onto the flower print. I used one of Dandelyne’s new 1″ hoops and I love the size, it’s so adorable!
So what do you think? Pouches for teacher gifts or something else? Mug rug and coffee cozy? I’m open to suggestions!