So, once upon a time (not far, far away), someone wanted to learn about zippers, thinking that would be part of the “basic” sewing classes. I said “no”. I’ve been pondering how to teach zippers since then. They aren’t overly difficult. Part of the difficulty is fitting them into our class structure. Usually, the zipper part would be several hours into the whole “construct your garment” thing. Not ideally suited to the way DMS classes work.
Zipper pouches. That’s a simple, quick project. Some cutting, 2-3 seams, and that dang zipper, and it’s done. I see that fitting into a 2-3 hour class.
Now – I think this should be a pattern class. Sure, I could wing it, but having a pattern means things are (well, pretty much) guaranteed to work together. I went out on JoAnn’s website, and Simplicity has a nice bags and pouches pattern that includes a zipper pouch. $16 (or maybe $18). Cough.
So – does anybody have a nice zipper pouch pattern hanging around? Right now my plan is to wait for the sales. JoAnne’s regularly has the patterns on sale super-cheap. I haven’t looked in long time, but those $15-$20 patterns go for $1-5. Right now they’re doing Vogue patterns for $5, but Vogue’s bag pattern is just for messenger bags – more complex than a small zipper pouch.
The class will happen. Sooner if somebody has a pattern. Later if I’m waiting for a sale.