Way way back . . . in 2017, I made some zippy pouches following a pattern in a French magazine.
Above is the magazine, and below, one of the zippy pouches I made at the time.
More than 5 years later, two more zippy pouches saw the light of day in my sewing room because, our neighbours’ youngest daughter, Mona (4 years and 11 months) asked if I could teach her how to sew. Her elder sister (now 12 years old) did some sewing projects with me over the years, and I was only too happy to oblige and have Mona round for some fun with Juki. We had our first sewing session last week, but I forgot to take photos. During the first session, Mona made a little 5″ cushion which we stuffed with lavender from the garden. For the second project, she made a zippy monster pouch.
I made one the night before, using some fleece fabric, so I could show Mona exactly what she would making. And I added buttons for the eyes, but I thought button sewing might be a step too far for a not quite 5 year old. I managed to stab myself several times with the very sharp sewing needle and didn’t want Mona to stab herself.
We therefore opted for black poppers.
I sewed the zip on, but Mona did all the rest! A zigzag stitch to attach the white felt for the eyes. And then 4 lovely straight seams (with the occasional bit of guidance) to sew front to back, and then turn right sides out. One very happy zippy pouch, and one very happy Mona!