I’ve been trying to push myself beyond my comfort zone of sewing straight, simple lines. I’m slowly figuring out that if I have a solid tutorial, I’m more talented than I thought!
I found this amazing tutorial at Flossie Teacakes for sewing zippered pouches with the zippered ends covered, and I gave it a try. To my surprise, it was a success! One of my friends received a cute little bag for her birthday this year. Before I could commit to ruining this grain sack, I knew I had to practice a couple of more times. Two more of my friends got zippered bags for their birthdays with extra fabric I had laying around. (I’m still not sure if my friends like being guinea pigs for my projects…)
I took the plunge and cut some pieces from a Hubbard Sunshine grain sack. I’m so glad I did, because I am in love with these little zippered pouches. I’m pretty certain these are the only two like it out there AND I gave new life to something that had been shoved in a closet for who knows how long. (I found it at an estate sale for $1!)
I love the colors, and the fact that I can have a little bag that says baby pigs, hogs, calves, and sheep! I think I’ll make some more of these and try to sell them at one of the vintage markets I’m setting up a pop-up shop at this summer. I’ll just have to wait to see if others love them as well.
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