Handmade Gift Ideas - Color Blocked Zip Pouch

 The holidays are right around the corner so it's time to get started on those handmade gifts.  And who doesn't love a zip pouch?  Here's a great little project that you can use some scraps to whip up in no time.  
You'll need some heavyweight fabric for the outer (or you can interface a lighter fabric), fabric for the lining and a zipper. 
 Full tutorial and pattern here.

I used some scraps of duck canvas that were 5 inches wide by 14 inches tall.  
(you can see I put together 2 smaller gray pieces)
 Sew the strips together using a 1/4 inch seam allowance and cut in half.
 Cut the pieces to size using the printable pattern, and finish according to the instructions here
Fill it up with some fun little treats and it's ready to be received!

What handmade gifts are you working on?


  1. super cute! we must have color blocking on the brain - I have something in the works, too! :)
    Made these in the handmade gift dept: http://roseleej.blogspot.com/2012/11/fancy-dish-gloves-from-happier-homemaker.html

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