Pretty little zipper pouch

Hi everyone,

Just popping in to say hello and show you what I’ve been up to lately. Not nearly enough in the crafting department I’m afraid!

Anyway, after using the batik fabrics on my last project, I remembered that I had a few scraps of other batiks in my stash. I haven’t had time to tackle a quilt top but found a lovely tutorial for this zipper pouch and I couldn’t resist making it.


I used different fabrics on the front and back. From the other side it looks like this.


The main fabric here isn’t a batik but it matches very well.  The inset fabric is my favourite Moda Bella solids which are available in my shop.



It is also fully lined with white Moda Bella Solids.


Did you spot the pretty lace? Well, that belonged to my late Aunt Edith so it is probably from the 1960’s. It would have been left over from one of the bridesmaid’s dresses that she used to make. If you’d like to make this bag, pop over to Pattydoo where you will find the pattern and a fab tutorial. I know I’ll make many more bags using this pattern so thank you very much to Ina for sharing Smile.

I’ve also just finished stitching a card for my daughter’s birthday which you can see over on my other blog Sewing Beside the Sea. It would be nice to see you over there!

Enjoy the rest of the weekend,

Avis x

Leave a comment


  1. Those are some of my favorite colors! It’s beautiful. Thank you for sharing it with us.

  2. claire93

     /  September 14, 2014

    absolutely gorgeous and those solids really compliment the batiks. It’s a nice little personal touch to have added Aunt Edith’s lace. Well done!

  3. It’s beautiful as all your projects are always. Looks like a cosmetics bag but could be used for your choice. I’ll visit her blog. Blessings Always, Mtetar

  4. what a pretty bag, I love that you used your Aunt’s lace too. I have a huge stash of my mum’s lat step-grandmother’s that I always wonder what to do with so this post is great for ideas 🙂

    • I have to admit that I find it much easier to make a whole quilt than make these small, fiddly items. I don’t have a lot of haberdashery and I rarely open the box but I’m pleased I did this time 🙂

  5. Love the fabriccolours and the lace…wow! I´ve also tried this tutorial and I can recommend it 🙂
    Gun, Sweden


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