The fabric is Moda Sanibel by Gina Martin, which I found on sale and fell in love with. It makes me smile. I could only get 1/2m and planned a one-hour basket, but this was a perfect alternative. I'm using it to store my perle threads. The interior is a print from Architextures by Carolyn Friedlander, and I used it for the zip tab and the handle lining too.
The tutorial was excellent, and although I thought I had totally messed up the step which forms the seam at the ends of the zip, it worked out pretty well. If I made this again I would add a more structural interfacing - I only used wadding and it's pretty floppy.
My second zippy finish is a Finish Along finish - my first of the quarter (you can find my original list here)! I picked up a mini charm pack of Modern Backgrounds - Ink by Zen Chic in an Instagram destash and a zippy pouch was always the plan. I added in a few of the Modern Backgrounds - Paper that I have bought to make up two panels each 7x4 charms.
I'm really enjoying hand quilting at the moment (those perle threads are getting a lot of use). I picked out bright pink and marked up the panels with a hera marker, then quilted a cross hatch on both panels.
Once completed I used Noodlehead's Open Wide Zippy Pouch tutorial for the zip. I haven't used this for large pouches before and it was amazing. After I boxed the corners and first turned the bag through, I was a little disappointed with the shape I had made - I felt I had boxed the corners too large. But when you open the pouch...! Wow! It's amazing what that zip does. It opens up almost like a one-hour basket! I love, love, love it. Especially with the bright pink fabric I used for the lining!
And a flash of bright pink for the zipper tab too, as I could only find a black zip. I can't wait to fill this with bits and pieces for a very special workshop I'm going to on Wednesday! More on that soon.