What can I say...I really am a sucker for Keyka Lou's patterns. She came out with this new pattern for a Zip Pocket Pouch.
It was the zipper that sold me. I have been using this Basic Wallet for awhile now to keep just a couple of cards and some cash, but I always run into problems when I get change. This definitely fixes that problem!
I found this cute little key fabric at Peapod Fabrics last time we were up in San Francisco. It was just about a fat quarter size. Perfect for this little wallet. I don't know who designed it, but it is from Windham Fabrics. From the inside I used a notebook paper fabric by Basic Grey. I think I probably should have switched out my bobbin thread for something lighter because I think the navy blue is a little harsh on the lighter fabric. Ah well...
This was a quick and easy sew! I also love that this pattern comes in three sizes. I think I might make a tall one for a cell phone case. The sewing took as long as the cutting, and I think I have found my new teacher/ secretary gift for Christmas this year. Keyka Lou is offering 20% off her patterns through the 24th with code "zippocket", if you are interested in making one of these for yourself!
I also finished my pillow for the Pillow Talk Swap! It was a good sewing weekend. I will be back later to show more!