Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Little House Zipper Pouch

Recently, a bunch of my friends got together to have our annual Favorites Party. Each time we have the party, we each bring one of our very favorite things that cost $5 or less... Last time we had the party, I brought my favorite lip gloss. This time, I wanted to bring something that incorporated my favorite thing to do, so I decided to make something to give away.

While searching Pinterest a bit ago, I came across this darling tutorial for Fabric House Ornaments by Retro Mama and this darling House Sachet by A Spoon Full of Sugar that was inspired by Retro Mama's tutorial. I decided to make my own spin off of the ornaments and made a little house zipper pouch. I didn't follow the tutorial exactly since I made it into a pouch and did a different shape of roof on the house, but the tutorial was a great help for me as far as the actual design elements... 

I started by drawing out the shape of my house to make a pattern/template. I cut out two pieces on duck cloth- one for the front and one for the back. Then I just added my pieces of fabric for the front of the house by sewing onto the duck cloth. I left the duck cloth plain for the back. Then I cut out two pieces for the liner of the pouch by using my template. and just put it together as I would a regular pouch- just in a kinda funky shape.

I love the way it turned out. It is just a little thing so it would be perfect to keep in a purse with little things you need to locate easily- ie. Chapstick, lipgloss, bobby pins, etc.

It was definitely a hit at the party- and to be honest, I kinda had a hard time parting with it. ha ha 
I think this little house had started to make a nice home on my bookshelf. 
Guess I will have to make another... ;)


  1. Wonderful project and it is so cute!

  2. Adorable! Going to have to try and make one.

  3. It's so cute! I wonder if I can figure out that zipper.

  4. That is ADORABLE. I imagine a lot of little girls (or big girls) would give their left toenail for a cutie mini purse like that :-)

  5. My fingers were crossed to win this... so sad I didn't, hehe. I didn't even get a close look at it, even sadder. But I did fall in love with it, it was just so cute! xoxo

  6. This is really cute! I love the fabrics you used! I'd love for you to share this at my link party Submarine Sunday. It's open until Friday @ 11:59pm. I hope you'll stop by!


  7. Oh my goodness this is soooooo adorable! Pinning!

    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!
    Wildly Original link party is open.

  8. Ashley, This is just too adorable! I love the colors you choose, it is seriously too cute.

  9. That is so adorable! I am hosting a SHOW-licious Craft Showcase and would love for you to post this! :)


  10. OK This is SO SO cute, but projects with a zipper totally intimidate me for some reason! Oh but I think I might try the triangle quilt! SO SO SO adorable!!!!!
    Miss ya!

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  12. Just too cute! Great way to use scraps :)


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