Stitch It and Gift It Blog Hop

Welcome to my day of the Stitch It and Gift It Blog Hop. Thanks so much to Carla of Creatin in the Sticks for hosting. It’s been great to see all the stitched gifts so far.

For this hop I wanted to try something I’ve never done before, a zip pouch. I’m probably one of the few who has never made one. Things with zippers have always intimidated me.

I watched a lot of youtube tutorials and came up with a pouch from some the ideas I liked. My pouch is 8×10. I did some simple top stitching/quilting and boxed bottom. I did make a few mistakes and my zipper isn’t sewn exactly straight. Over all not bad for my first zip pouch.

This pouch will be gifted to my mom. She loves bags of all kinds, especially pouches. She stores all kinds of things in them. I know she is going to love the fabric too. Like me (or me like her) she loves black. It’s her favorite behind emerald green. Black was the safer color though. Every time I try something with emerald green it’s not quite right. Lol I guess that’s were I get my pickiness.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. It was fun making this pouch and I can see more of these in my future. Possibly for my nieces as well as myself.

Today’s list of Stitch Gifter’s

Thursday, November 14th



Cynthia’s Creating Ark

Songbird Designs

Farm Quilter

Kathy’s Kwilts and More

Bumbleberry Stitches

Quilt Schmilt


Be sure sure to stop back by Creatin in the Sticks and enter in Carla’s giveaway for a $25 gift card to the Fat Quarter Shop.

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53 thoughts on “Stitch It and Gift It Blog Hop

  1. congratulations on mastering a zip pouch, it’s wonderful. I wouldnt have picked up on the fact that you had never done one before. Your mom should love it. If she doesn’t, feel free to send it to me. tee hee

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  2. Wonderful bag! Zippers are hard, but after a few tries you’ll get the hang of it. Meanwhile your bag is gorgeous and it will make the perfect gift. Love those fabrics.

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  3. People act like zipper bags are so easy, and I guess they are, but I’ve had my share of struggles with them. Yours looks beautiful to me! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Congratulations, you conquered a zipper bag and it looks amazing. Love the fabrics. I think a zipper bag is a great gift, I know I would love it. Thank you for inspiring us today in the blog hop. Thank you, Theresa, for the great post, too.

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  5. Zip bags are so cute and so darn intimidating. I’m working on one now that’s about to make me cry! LOL!! You mom is going to love this one! It looks fabulous…now go for the green!

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  6. I love it when makers step outside of the box and try something new! Your bag came out beautifully. The more you make, the easier they get! Promos!

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  7. I love it and know exactly what you mean with zips!!!! A lot of the bags I make are drawstring for that very reason but I think you did a great job. I always try to make something small to practice a particular thing and I am so glad that You Tube is around as I am definitely a visual learner!!!!. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Susie xx

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  8. Your bag is gorgeous!! Mom will definitely be happy with that!! I used to be able to sew a zipper into a dress back…I used to make all my own clothes. It has been decades since I put a zipper in anything, so I think the time has come for me to try them again, in a pouch like yours!!! Thanks for participating in the blog hop!

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