This evening my friend/co-worker Mary came over to sew. We've been sewing together for a couple years about once a month or so - typically we make smalle projects in the beginner/intermediate area... Mary likes to sew but with guidance! :) We usually make gifts for people (a flannel baby blanket is her staple item!).
(By the way this was Mary's first zipper ever!!!)
Tonight we made box pouches. We used this tutorial
but didn't line it, and used this tutorial
to figure out the dimensions. I've made dozens of these for my family members. They're great gifts. This time our two starting pieces were 14" x 10" ... but I would prefer 16" on the long side for larger toiletry bags.
We use the "fabric" from those plastic coated re-usable totes (you can buy them anywhere but the prettiest ones come from Michael's or Home Goods! They're about $1 - $2 a piece and you get almost 2 FQ's worth of "fabric" from them! Much cheaper than using laminate fabric.
If you're interested in checking out some more examples of these sorts of box pouches check out this link to my blog
- I've made a ton of these! :) And I have so many more to go - my sister even bought me a zillion zippers from ZipIt on etsy (that's the best place to order from if you're going to order zippers!!)