All of the fabrics are quilting cottons, scraps from other projects that I couldn'g bear to part with. The one with bird houses was from a larger piece that had this lovely border on the bottom. All but the small pouch in the front with the autumn leaves pattern were quilted (because I love to quilt small items) and have boxed bottoms. All are lined and one or two have slip pockets inside.
The two on the upper left (gorgeous blue and black floral and the lovely striped multi-color pattern) have top zippers. The others all have zippers placed a bit down from the top. In the middle, above the birdhouses, the light aqua one, has an exposed zipper and decorative stitching using stitches from my sewing machine. The darker blue-green on above it, has a detachable flower that I had made some time ago on my embroidery machine doing embroidery on organza.
The largest one on the upper right was designed to incorporate a test of an embroidery design. Zipper pouches are just one of a number of ways I have been able to use the test stitches of embroidery designs.
Making zipper pouches is a great way to use up small pieces of fabric, practice quilting, and wind up with a lot of lovely gifts to share or sell. They are easy to make and you will find a wide variety of free tutorials online. Once I tried a few different tutorials, then I just adapted and made whatever sizes fit the fabric scraps I had. Unfortunately, this little endeavor did not even make a dent in my fabric scraps, so I will be doing more pouches and other small items in between larger projects.
I am currently doing my first Necessary Clutch Wallet in what I call Arizona sunset colors. As soon as it is finished I will blog about it. I took photos of last night's spectacular sunset on our walk and you can see one below.
May God be with you until we chat again! Happy sewing.