A beautiful day in Seattle had me indoors, whipping up three fun little zipper pouches for the Sew Mama Sew May Day Giveaway! As I am heading off for a mini-vacation, I am posting this today. The official day is May 23, and I am happy to accept all entries until Midnight, May 25th. Enter to win a lovely handmade zipper pouch by me – just leave a comment below with your choice!
A zipper pouch is the ultimate bag, perfect for travel or for sorting, storage or decoration, a zipper pouch can carry a lot. I use them for sorting art supplies, cosmetics, bike tools, accessories, sewing notions, and more. I love them, and enjoy making them, and hope you will enjoy the three up for grabs below. To enter, just comment below. Don’t forget to leave your email address, so I can contact the winners. I will also post the winners on May 26th.
I had a lot of fun with Ruffles. The collection works together so beautifully, and cheers me up when I see it. Inside is a pocket “Hey, good lookin’, what you got cookin’?” and the back has decorate stain red stitching across the border of the red/yellow fabrics. The light sky blue zipper is a nice smooth finish. The pouch is slightly narrow, 1″ deep, but 10″ across at the bottom so it will hold a great deal while still fitting easily inside a messenger bag.
2. The Bike Bag
The echino bicycle fabric is choice for summer. The green blue hues complement a sunny yellow linen lining with green accents. One side has a large pocket that fits my iPhone and cards. This one would make an awesome companion for day bicycling trips, easily holding tools and a spare tire along with your essentials. In this photo you can see the boxy shape of the bottom of the zipper pouch.
3. The (mini) Carpet Bag
The (mini) Carpet Bag is my favorite. Luxurious fabrics, rich deep gold and reds, a sturdy build and a girthy middle, this little zipper pouch will hold a great deal. It’s a bit smaller than the others, 8″ across the top but around 3″ deep so it has a true pouch appearance. The fabric is lustrous in the light, revealing intense hues that make me think of Persian rugs or Turkish food or luxury.
To see even more photos (I do love my sewing table!) check out my flickr here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/birdandbicycle
Comment on my blog with the number of the bag(s) you’d like to receive. Yes, you can say any combination, but only one comment per person. I will draw a winner on May 26th. I am happy to ship internationally as well, and if you are also participating in the May Day Blog Giveaway, leave me a note – I’d love to see what you’re making as well. These three lovely little zip pouches were all handmade by me, in my Ballard home, today, during the nicest sunny day in Spring thus far. Each bag will have some extra some goodies in it as well!
Thank you for checking out my blog, and for participating in Sew Mama Sew’s May Giveaway Day! I am off for a much needed vacation, visiting Kansas and family for the first time. (I am hoping for lightning and storms!)
UPDATE: May 26th – Giveaway is now closed. Thank you to everyone for checking out my blog!