Zippered Felt Pouches

My surface design group did some clamp dyed felt last week that I wrote about on the Felting and Fiber Studio recently.  I decided to make some zippered pouches out of the felt. The only problem was that I have never sewn in a zipper before. I do a lot of sewing but it’s mainly free motion embroidery instead of sewing clothing or functional items. Luckily, there are tons of videos on YouTube that show how to make a zippered pouch.

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So I bought a bunch of 7-9″ zippers and started sewing. This first one would work well for a make up bag as it’s about 7-8″ long.

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Here’s the other side of the bag.

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And the bags are fully lined. I used some of my screen printed fabric for lining.

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I am planning on making a bunch of these and selling them at the store.

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Then I made a smaller coin purse size.

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Here’s the other side of this one.

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And the lining is more of my screen printed and then over dyed fabric. These don’t take too long to put together and I think the zippers look OK so more to come!