If you are a regular reader of my blog you’ll remember that all my kids jeans have holes in them, read here. I saved them because I wanted to do something with them, but I wasn’t sure what. I came across a blog post from Becky has Been Blogging called A cute zipper pouch for anything and everything. (This website does not exsist anymore.) I knew this would be perfect for my project. The fabric sizes were small enough that I could use the jeans I had. You’ll want to go to her post for all the instructions because I am a very basic sewer. You guys don’t know how excited I was to do this! I am so proud of myself.
First, I cut the jeans. I didn’t have the tools Becky suggested so this took longer than it should have. I needed 2 9″x 7″ pieces of the outer fabric and 2 9″x7″ pieces of the liner fabric. I had this great Hello Kitty fabric left over from a previous project so I thought it would work perfect with the pink zipper I bought. And yes, I have never sewed anything with a zipper, ever!
I layered the pieces, per her instructions. I have a sewing machine, but do basic hemming and sewing. I never even knew there was a “zipper foot”. I had to google what it looked like and luckily one came with my sewing machine.
I was sewing right along, doing really good and then broke my needle on the zipper! Thank goodness, I had an extra in my supplies that came with my machine.
This project took about 45 minutes to complete because I was reading the instructions over and over to make sure I was doing it right. I could complete this much faster now.
Doesn’t it look awesome!
Look at that zipper!!
My 4 year old daughter has already claimed this for herself. She loves it and I do too. There is so much I could use this for and I plan on making a lot more. All I had to buy was the zipper and I think it was $2.88!
Check out Becky’s blog for the instructions and show her your project. She’d love to see your work!
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Wednesday 20th of May 2015
Very cute! This summer I am going to make American Girl skirts out of the material they cut off when they hemmed my jeans. I will let you know how it goes.
Tuesday 19th of May 2015
What a clever and cute idea! So resourceful... now if only I knew how to sew!