Quick and Easy Projects

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As many large projects as I work on, sometimes it’s nice to have a quick and simple project.  Thanks to Anna over at Noodlehead, I have a super fun and easy project to do when I need a break – or run out of the fabric I need to finish the project I’m supposed to be working on.  Her Open Wide Zippered Pouch Tutorial is easy to follow and goes together fast.

On top of that, the pouch can be altered to work with whatever amount of fabric or zipper size you have to work with.  How do I know?  I wanted to make one today, but I didn’t have a zipper big enough.  As a matter of fact, I only had one zipper in the house .

I cut my fabric width down to match the zipper dimensions I had to work with, giving me 7×7.5″ pieces of fabric, interfacing and lining.  With the decrease in size, I decreased the width of my box bottom by an inch, too.  I also sewed the zipper ends into my pouch and added a bias tape style handle.

I’m super excited that even with the changes I made to the tutorial to get it to work with what I had on hand, everything came out lovely.

I also made a card case from some vintage fabric left over from a jumper that my grandma made my mom. I’m going to use it to keep all of my store cards in.

Do you have any quick and easy patterns you love to make?

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  1. Theresa on November 15, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    I LOVE quick projects! Makes me feel like I accomplished something.
    My favorite quick sewing are headbands. I wear them all the time, and each of the neighbor girls have quite a few.
    Thanks for posting.

    • Andrea on November 15, 2012 at 1:22 pm

      Thanks for stopping by, Theresa. How do you make your headbands? Do you add decorative details to premade bands, make wrapped fabric or braided bands?

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