If you make a gift for a person, but they don’t know its coming, you can totally keep it if you like it, right? Just kidding, but I did totally love the way these rainbow zipper pouches turned out.
A friend’s birthday is coming up and I decided that I would make her a cute little pouch and stuff it with all sorts of bath goodies. I decided on the Crystal Clear Zipper Pouch and a rainbow vinyl from MyPunkBroidery. This vinyl seemed perfect for this project as I found it very stiff to use and a definite struggle to turn right side out in other bag styles. Unfortunately I also discovered that when trimming multiple layers, it tends to make an uneven white edge. My other complaint is that “fun zippers don’t show well on this bag… so I decided to make a second version with a few modifications.
First off, I skipped any trimming and just worked on extreme preciseness when constructing the top and bottom edges. Secondly, I opted to lay the zipper tape on top of the vinyl and sew, tucking the raw edges of the zipper to the underside of the bag. This way I can use the fun zipper tape (in this case, rainbow) and you can still see all it’s details.