Little Zippered Pouch

May 12th, 2005 · 14 Comments · FOs (Finished Objects), Swaps

Somehow, when I have a secret pal to send gifts to, I get these crazy ideas about making something really cool that I probably wouldn’t normally invest the time in. Like my first (and last… so far anyway, LOL) handmade hook case, for Michelle.

This time, for Crochetville Spring Secret Pals, I embarked upon a zippered, lined pouch for my pal, Heather. Hmm, I see a trend in these ambitious projects… sewing! At which I am quite amateur!

pouch, showing lining


pouch, zipper detail

The details:

  • No pattern, I just crocheted a rectangular pouch (all sc, in the round) to fit the 7-inch all-purpose zipper I bought.
  • J&P Coats, Crochet Nylon, black
  • Size H hook
  • Two small pieces of fabric (one patterned blue satiny and one black) from my stash
  • I machine sewed the zipper as far as I could, but had to do some hand sewing at the ends.
  • I machine sewed the seams for the lining, and sewed it into the crocheted pouch by hand. (I used a layer of black fabric on the outside of the blue lining so the light blue wouldn’t show through the crochet stitches.

14 responses so far ↓

  • 1 amanda // May 13, 2005 at 2:14 pm

    Donna your pouch is great! I love the lining you chose :O)

  • 2 jess // May 13, 2005 at 12:51 am

    Donna, that looks great! You may say you’re an amateur seamstress, but it looks great! I love the fabric you used for the lining, it looks great with the crocheted pouch. wow! Lucky Heather! :)

  • 3 Kaye // Jul 1, 2005 at 1:34 pm


  • 4 lulu // May 13, 2005 at 8:43 pm

    i love it, its beautiful

  • 5 Kelly // May 21, 2005 at 1:37 am

    I love that bag! I wish I was your secret pal. :) Can we pretend?? Your stitching looks great!

  • 6 Micky // May 18, 2005 at 5:31 pm

    Just wanted to let you know I added your link to my blog.

  • 7 K. Anne // May 17, 2005 at 7:16 pm

    Once again your creativity comes to the forefront. Not that it ever went away! :)

  • 8 Jayleigh // May 21, 2005 at 4:19 pm

    Thank you so much for this GREAT idea. I have made two of these in the last week, and got an extra hunk of the lining material to sew one of those little tie belts that seem to be so popular right now.

    You’re a very talented person, and thanks for sharing your idea! I love these and I plan to make many more!

  • 9 lauray // May 14, 2005 at 6:00 am

    that is seriously gorgeous! ur pal is so lucky..:)

  • 10 Debi // May 14, 2005 at 1:21 am

    That’s really cool! Lucky Heather.

  • 11 Mandy // May 15, 2005 at 4:44 am

    Very neat! :)

  • 12 Lisa, Mike, Jack, Della // May 19, 2005 at 2:10 am

    What fabulous work; thank you for sharing photos and notes with us! Beautifully placed zipper, very tidy and beautiful lining. SNAP!

  • 13 lisa // May 13, 2005 at 10:14 pm

    Wonderful pouch. It’s bags like that that make me want to crochet, even though I am currently horrible at it. What kind of yarn did you use?

  • 14 Eva // May 13, 2005 at 6:24 am

    Your pouch is BEAUTIFUL!! Awesome job!

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