Sometimes you just want to sew something in a single evening that results in a finished project. This was one of those nights. The Sweetpea Pods
pattern by Lazy Girl Designs
has been all over the Internet lately, so I thought I would give it a try.
|Here are my two Sweetpea Pods. I added pretty zipper pulls to both as well as a ribbon loop to the second bag on the left.|
Here's my pattern review. Please note that I purchased this pattern with my very own money.
Overall, the pattern is quick to make, however I add a word of warning that it is not for the faint of heart. You must summon your courage and deliberately remove the zipper pull from your zipper and then put it back on. Although the pattern author claims this is easy, I beg to disagree. You need to have good eyesight as well as manual dexterity to get that little bugger back on the zipper tape. Once your zipper pull is back on, it is a neat feature and it allows you to get two bags from a single zipper (you need a second zipper pull, which can be purchased separately).
Joan Hawley's pattern has excellent directions and photographs of the various steps. The pattern only needs a ten inch square of fabric, lining, and fusible fleece and it yields two bags. The inside of the bag has raw edges that are covered with a zig zag stitch.
I think my little bags are kind of homely, but my husband Mike liked them. They are small. They would probably be useful to hold a small pair of ear buds, or some candy or some lip balm.
|Here's my artsy shot. The rotary cutter in the foreground is the large 60mm size.|
Have you made one of these? Do you have any tips on adding the zipper pull?
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