Triangle Pouches

Saturday’s project was to make a different type of bag for traveling, overnight or even make-up. This particular bag is related to the previous post Sewing Day – Make up pouches. One of the differences is you don’t sew a box style bottom and you only sew the ends across, but opposite from the other.

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I actually received one of these from a older lady years ago when I was a moderator of a yahoo group. Do they have those anymore, laughing. I would do different type of swaps with women throughout the United States. She got involved with all my swaps and she thought she would send me something special. I still use it today. I LOVE IT! And I wanted to copy it not knowing it had a name as well as the easy process – triangle pouch.

This is an excellent item to make with all those remnants you have laying around the house. Even if you don’t have any remnants at home, you can always check the fabric stores to see what they have in order to make them. All you need is 10 inches, even 16 inches and you can make 4 of them. This could be a good project for a young girl to learn how to make. I was uneasy about zippers, but not anymore. A good way for a younger child to learn. When I have customers coming in for daughters and granddaughters learning to sew, this will definitely be on my list of items to learn. I can just see these 9-13 year olds making these for all their friends.

The other neat thing about these, their great for presents. You could whip up a bunch of them and use them for Christmas, sorry I’m late. Presents for teachers, church members, relatives, friends, the list goes on. Another thing, it doesn’t have to be for the teen or adult woman, it could be great for younger girls to put hair products or even their own private nail polish and other items. Another thing, why is this geared only for the females, this could be a cute item for smaller boys. Using a boys fabric, they could put their small cars in it and zip it up and be on the way to their friends, grand parents or even to carry with them when being in the car for a lengthly drive. Its very compact.Very versatile.

How did I stumbled on this bag or pouch? When I was googling youtube for pouches with zippers. The video I was watching was very informational. The thing is, the video I was viewing was for smaller pouches, for things you use in your craft room for example. You used a piece of fabric that was 5 x 10 whereas mine were 16 x 10. So no matter what size you make all you need is fabric, batting or interfacing and you need a zipper that is 10 inches or longer. You can view the video here  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXZ6BTEnPE4 Vanessa great job in explaining how to create this fun and easy item. I plan on looking at more of your videos!

After dinner I had 7 bags to make and I figured I would time how long it would take to complete them. Even though there were breaks or interruptions, I was able to get them all completed within 3 hours. Not bad at all, however, I did cut all the fabric and batting early in the morning so a step avoided. Heck you could take a bunch of fabric and just cut it up and store in a zip lock bag for the future, you know that unexpected gift!

I had a lot of fun making these up and I am planning on selling them. And I feel the price will be just right. I am also going to be using them for different grab bags that I will have throughout the year down at my booth. If your interested in purchasing one of them, as you are not a sewer and you could use a few pouches/bags, just give me a jingle!

Thank you for viewing my post – Triangle pouches. Please come back for more ideas. Check out a closer look of the ones I did. They fold up really nice too when not in use!

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6 responses to “Triangle Pouches

  1. I tried to find you a picture of a really neat pouch made from just one zipper. From what I remember of it, it was quite small, only large enough to hold some stitch markers for knitting. I lost the picture of it and can’t find it online now. I thought it might be cute as a keychain. Your triangle pouches reminded me of it. I hope your booth is doing well!🙂

    • I know which ones you are referring to. Lazy girl designs. She has two different pouches. One is called the Becca bag then there is a tiny one like you mention. I want to learn how to make those as well. I ran out of zippers yesterday, snorts, making more triangle pouches.

      • hmm it might be by her, but I couldn’t find a picture of it. There’s no fabric involved, just a zipper which is sewn up in a way it goes into a triangle bag once it’s zipped. Unzipped all the way it’s just a mess of zipper. I’ll look through my backup pictures today. Amazon has ykk? 9 inch zippers from china for around 8 dollars for 50 of them I was considering possibly trying out. They have good reviews, they just take a month to ship lol

      • Oh its a zipper only. I’ve seen those. And those zippers from YKK. I ordered a 140 of them. I just don’t know when I’ll get them. My cost was 30 cents a piece. Omg a month, lol, i didn’t know that. Guess i have to go buy more.

      • You might get your zippers sooner, I’ve been getting a lot of things from China to test quality and it’s usually 2- 8 weeks. Customs regularly slices my packages open if they contain metal like my circular knitting needles lol. (possible terrorist activity!*snort*) Found the pouch minutes after I replied to you before… She uses ribbon and a zipper. They’re still pretty neat and I think they’d probably sell well. Link is below, going to nap again due to flu-like symptoms (yuck..) that hit me last night.

        http://www.craftpassion.com/2011/07/zip-itself-coin-purse-tutorial.html

  2. I just called them up, lol. They said if anything i should have them next week. Its the odd ball colors i ordeted that will take more time. Whew i can handle a week. I’ll just make different items until then. Thanks for the input.

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