Friday, October 10, 2014

Finish Up Friday! - Open Wide Zipper Pouches à la Noodlehead!

A while back, I made some gorgeous Road Trip Cases designed by Anna Graham of Noodlehead. The pattern was well worth the 7$ price tag (and no, she didn't pay me to say that!) That said, if you're not into paying for patterns, she has some fab tutorials on her site as well - one of which is for the Open Wide Zippered Pouch. I've had this tut pinned for a dog's age and this week, I thought of the perfect reason to whip some up!

I won't go into all the details of how they're made - Anna's tut does that far better than I ever could! But I did opt to box the corners at 3 inches instead of the 4 inches given in the pattern. This is probably why my pouches turned out a little more squat than the ones on the Noddlehead blog. I have an odd feeling that I did something wrong in the construction of these, but I can't quite put my finger on what it is. Oh well... they still look good! ☺

These three medium sized pouches will be filled with goodies and packed in my hospital bag as gifties for the great nurses I know I'm going to have at our local women's and children's hospital. When I was hospitalized at the same facility back in early March, I had phenomenal care. I feel badly that I wasn't able to thank the nurses with a little something... I was just too sick.
I also went on to make a few of the small versions of the pouch... here's one pictured with the medium version. There's also a large pouch (which I've yet to make).
 Don't you just love Domino Dot?
And the smaller ones are for the receptionists at my doctor's office. These ladies have been so good to us through this long, long process!
Since it's Friday, I'm linking up with Finish Up Friday @ Crazy Mom Quilts.


P.S. In the interest of full disclosure, it may seem from a bloggy perspective that a lot of amazing things get done here every darned day. I will say here and now that there is a great deal of napping, eating of snacks, and general bleh-ness. Sometimes wanting to write a blog post about a project is the thing that keeps me going and makes me feel some semblance of normality is being maintained. Remember... not everything you see on TV or the internet is exactly like real life. Any one still trying to adopt a House Hippo?


  1. They are still looking good with all those funky zippers! You probably just boxed them way too much :)

  2. Aw, Jenn, you are so awesome... what a wonderful way to say "thank you". And just to let you know, your blogs are always a very bright spot in my most-times humdrum, whirlwind days.

  3. They look great! I made a few open wide zippered pouches too, it's a very nice tutorial.
    I hope everything is okay with you!

  4. Wow, what sweet gifts these are going to make. And I am also positive that you are going to have fabulous nurses who deserve your thanks and gifts. :)

  5. I love these! Is that Joel Dewberry fabric? Looks like fabric I seen on Halifax Patch's Facebook. Such a thoughtful idea for the nurses. I'm sure they'll be super happy to receive these :)

  6. Hi! Wo beautiful pouches and well made! Perfect gift - they will love them! All the Fabrics are gorgeus! x Teje

  7. They are going to love these so much that they will be encouraging you to have another set of twins so you come back. :)
    Nursing is a tough job. I am sure they deserve everything and more.

  8. Nice idea and beautiful fabric choices!

  9. Good grief -- these pouches have been on my to-do list forever, too! Thanks for the inspiration ... I gotta get cracking!

  10. Nice Pouches! I used the same pattern for our swap pouches. It was a great one to get started with those pesky zippers :) I think they will make awesome gifts, probably the reason why they are on my to do list for x-mas prezzies! who doesn't want a house hippo!


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