Denyse Schmidt Improvisational Zipper Pouch

From my weekend in Palm Springs.  Grab a handful of strips, various widths.  Stitch them improvisationally to the wrong side of a piece of oilcloth.  Add zipper, and voila!  Zip pouch a la Denyse Schmidt.

Super simple construction, super quick little project.  Plus, now I get to say, “Oh, sure, I took a workshop with DENYSE SCHMIDT.  You know, no biggie.”  (See images of the workshop on Flickr, along with some of the other workshoppers’ variations.)

Slightly fuzzy image showing the interior, with visible stitches and unfinished seams.  Like I said, super quick, but so great for using scraps or making party favors.

I haven’t forgotten about the Valentine Man Gift tutorial–am working on it, I promise, but am hustling to meet a deadline for my editor, and she’s snippier than y’all are when I’m late.  Cross your fingers for tomorrow!

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  • Jodi
    February 7, 2012 at 7:51 am

    Love it! Hmmm, teacher valentine…

  • Rachel at Stitched in Color
    February 9, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    Cute little pouch!

    • Deborah
      February 9, 2012 at 8:52 pm

      Thanks! It was fun to make–but funner to see all the other ladies mixing up the design and playing around. 🙂