My favourite patchwork is scrappy. Pair that with the delight I have in re-purposing items and you end up with a sweet zipper pouch!
|Tiny scraps pieced together to make a wee butterfly on a background of near white fabrics and quilted onto a remnant of batting, make the front panel of a zipper pouch.|
I chose low volume (fabric that reads as white) scraps, to sew onto a leftover piece of quilt batting. After piecing, I did some straight stitch quilting and then cut a front and back panel for the pouch.
|I cannot resist finding/rescuing sewing notions that can be re-purposed into my own projects!|
The size of my zipper pouch was determined by the designer brand zipper I saved from a ugly bag I bought for a few cents at the thrift store. The bag itself was a hideous and cheap vinyl design, but the beauty was this zipper pull (which was still sealed in factory plastic).. I bought the bag for less than the retail price of a new zipper, with the intention of using the zipper in a design of my own.
|A variety of low volume fabric scraps pieced and quilted-as-you-go, make the back panel of my newest zipper pouch.|
I love that I now have the use of a handy little zipper pouch made from fabric and batting scraps, complete with a salvaged zipper and its designer pull tab!