Bridal Zipper Pouch

My long time blogging buddy Anne got married on Saturday and as a little surprise I made her a zipper pouch to stash her lip stick and other bride must-haves for her special day.

Bridal Zipper Pouch

Anne lives in Brisbane so I made this last weekend and popped it in the post on Monday to make sure it would arrive just in time!

I used a variety of small low volume pieces to give the pouch a pale palette ideal for a bride. For something a little extra, I appliquéd a simple heart over the top of the quilt-as-you-go patchwork. To give it a handmade feel, I stitched around the heart with my machine three times to give a kind of embroidered / scrappy style.

Wedding zip pouch

The tulip zipper – how amazing is it?! A lovely instagram friend sent me a bunch of zippers from Japan and this was one of them. Perfect for a special occasion.

wedding zipper pouch

I made the panels by cutting two rectangles of quilt batting, then quilting the fabric to the top. To make the quilting easier under the machine I add a backing. It isn’t seen at all so I always use scrap. Once they were done I trimmed them up, then used the rim of a small plate to trace the curved corners.

Wedding pouch lining

For the lining – something blue of course!

Tulip zipper pull

Congratulations Anne and Damien! So glad you had such a wonderful day. You can see some pictures of the wedding here.

10 thoughts on “Bridal Zipper Pouch

    1. Thanks Pam! I don’t appliqué very often and I really enjoyed this little one, I’ll do it more often now I’m sure!

  1. Hi Ros, such a sweet pouch! As well as giving the heart the perfect look, machining around it like you did is so much quicker and easier than stitching it on by hand! Love it!

    1. Hi Julie thanks so much! The heart appliqué was very quick and I love how it turned out 🙂

  2. It is just beautiful Ros and such a lovely thing to do. I’ll treasure it always. I know how busy you are and for you to take the time out to make this little pouch for me means so much. It came in so handy on the day too. It is just lovely. Thank you so much Ros, my bestest blogging buddy!

    Anne xx

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