For someone who was once terrified of zippers I can safely say I have conquered that fear. Mind you don't ask me about clothing and zippers. I am strictly a one trick pony. I really enjoy whipping up these little treasures. We needed some for where I work so I happily looked through the stash for lots of different fabrics. I even bought some zipper pulls to bling them up a bit. All the recipients loved the idea of having a pouch that was uniquely theirs.
I also made a couple of pouches for a couple of very special girls who help their Mum's while we do school banking for the students each week. They will both be starting school themselves next year so I wanted to make them something to keep their treasures in. The girls are the best of friends so of course I had to make their pouches with the same fabric. I may have also snuck a treat or two in the pouch.
My go to pattern can be found on the Skip To My Lou website. I buy my zippers from Zip It on Etsy. Sometimes its hard to get the supplies you need without clocking up quite a few kilometers not to mention wasting time (especially when they don't have what you need and equally bad is if the quality is not good). I have found the zippers from Zip It to be very high quality and they have a fantastic range of colours. I am not getting paid for this. Sometimes its just good to know where you can source your materials from.
So I dare you. If you haven't made a zippered pouch before, try making one from this pattern. Trust me if I can make one, anyone can! If you do make one let me know or send me a picture. I would love to see it!