A few weeks ago I signed up for the zippered pouch swap going on over at The Sewing Loft. The idea behind it was to make a purse, tote, pouch, anything you want…so long as it had a zipper!

I ended up using Anna of Noodlehead Open Wide Zipper Pouch tutorial, and let me just tell you – it was super easy to follow! Using this fun elephant fabric I found at my local fabric store, and a fabulous metallic zipper by Coats & Clark…I am in love with how it turned out!

I decided to punch it up a bit by adding a cute bow on the front, because let’s face it – bows make everything better.  I just hope my partner likes it as much as I do! Because after I made this, I immediately ran back to the fabric store and purchased every single metallic zipper they had left. Love them.

So go ahead, get involved in the handmade gift giving season! It is so much fun – especially when you never know what is coming in the mail :).

Thanks so much for stopping by, and until next time…

Happy Sewing!