Monday, June 11, 2012

Ruffled Zipper Pouch

 Today's the day—my first tutorial for the Art Gallery Fat Quarter Gang is live! 

I'm showing you how to make this little ruffled zippy pouch. You can always use another one of those, right? And this one's a little bit tailored, because you know, Art Gallery fabric is just too posh for a scruffy one. : ) And it's easier to make than it looks—you can throw one of these babies together in about an hour! (Trust me, I'm the original bag-ophobe).

Click here for the full tutorial on Art Gallery's blog.

I used fabric from Art Gallery's Rhapsodia collection. I fell hard for the big hexagon print that I used for the exterior of the pouch, and then of course couldn't resist echoing that with the little hexies for the lining.

Want to win a stack of fat quarters from Rhapsodia's "Sweet Journey" color palette? Of course you do! To enter the giveaway:

My rules: Leave a comment (any comment) on this post

Art Gallery's rules:
• Subscribe to the Art Gallery Fabrics blog
• Follow Art Gallery Fabrics on Pinterest
• Like Art Gallery on Facebook (optional)

The giveaway is now closed.

181 comments:

Heather D. said...

What a cute pouch! And beeeeeeautiful fabrics too. Thanks for the giveaway.

KristyLou said...

Uhhh, yea I want to win that BEAUTIFUL fabric! Thanks for the giveaway!

audrey said...

That fabric is gorgeous! So is the pouch! Thanks!

WandaFish said...

The Feed Dogg's first tute has gone down very well here - I might even try it out! Love your tailored ruffles and those cute Rhapsodia hexies. I would be delighted to get my hands on this gorgeous line - thanks for the giveaway :)

Gemma said...

Gorgeous!

Patrick said...

Love the fabrics you used, and would love to win, of course :) Thanks for the giveaway!

rush said...

love those fabrics, and who DOESN'T need another bag!? thank you for the opportunity to win.

captainstitchypants.com said...

What a cute little pouch, and such vibrant fabrics!

thatmoxiegirl said...

I love it! Plus the whole gang thing is pretty badass. ;)

Beth said...

That pouch is so cute - I am definitely going to make one of those. And that fabric is beautiful!

Three Little Peeps said...

Cute pouch! Awesome fabric too

Norma's Clay said...

The pouch looks very classy! Beautiful fabrics.

Carolyn S. said...

Your pouch is adorable. I'm loving the fabrics too. I already follow Art Gallery on Facebook and Pinterest.

Tricia said...

I love this collection too. I really should try making a pouch sometime.

Issabella The Cat said...

Thank you for posting this tutorial and hosting this give-away, this collection is divine!

Kristen said...

Love your ruffled pouch, Lee! My corners and pleats would never look that good...

cherylj said...

Your puch is so cute, I love the ruffle and the colors you used. I need to learn how to put a zipper in so I can start making such cute things.

c_kaminsky at yahoo dot com

legato1958 said...

Pretty pouch! Thanks for the tute!
And the giveaway chance!

sue
legato1958@aol.com

Sharon T said...

I can't wait to make my own pouch! Excellent tutorial! Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Very nice pouch and tutorial.
Judith.
judithlynes(at)btinternet(dot)com

Cheryl Gomez said...

I love the little ruffled pouch

tusen said...

I really like the shape of this pouch. Thank you so much for sharing the tutorial.

Jess said...

I love the colors and the ruffle on the pouch that you made. Thanks for hosting a give away.

jessica.breidinger@yahoo.com

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

That pouch is just too cute Lee....great fabric.

Karen D said...

So cute! I love those blue and green ones!

Melissa said...

Cute pouch! I have been eyeing the Rhapsodia line, love those rich colors.

Kmcassie said...

I love ruffles and I love sweet journey! Pick me. Pick me!

Barb - The Empty Nest Mom said...

Love the little tote and I haven't seen the rhapsody collection. Yum.

Katy Cameron said...

Very pretty, and love the colours you used, thanks for the chance to win :o)

Laura said...

I just love those little pleated ruffles on your pouch! And the fabrics are fantastic.

megstring said...

I heart rhapsodia! Thanks for the giveaway :)

Izzy said...

Super cute pouch! I might have to make one for my youngest's teacher for the end of the school year! Thank you!

MC said...

That's a really cute collection, thanks for the chance to win. Off to check out the tutorial!

ChefSara said...

Super cute! I love it!

Cristin said...

love the ruffles AND the fabric! yummy!

Hazel said...

Love the fabric and that pouch is lovely .Thank you for the chance to win .

M-R said...

That pouch is adorable. Thanks for the tutorial and giveaway!

JessicaGC said...
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JessicaGC said...

One of the cutest bags yet. I love the tailored ruffles :)

Joan in coastal MS said...

Very nice bag with the tailored ruffles. Love the lining.

Kim~Stay Joyful said...

I love the fabric that you chose! Thank for sharing and for the giveaway!

SuzyMcQ said...

Howdy FQ Gang! Lovin' those fabrics you have fanned so perfectly....it just get's a mind wonderin' what beautiful items could be fabricated from such lovely prints!

Jennie Bobbins said...

Many thanks for the tutorial! Awesome giveaway!!

Christy said...

Love the little ruffle! Thanks for the giveaway.

LauraC said...

I love the ruffled pouch and the beautiful fabrics. I'm becoming a bit of a bag-o-phobe lately; I've attempted 3 times now to make the same little metal purse frame bag with no success.

Judith said...

I still haven't worked up the nerve to make one of these little pouches, but this is such a clear tutorial, that I might just take a leap of faith! Thank you.

Wendy said...

Ooh I would love to win. Going to look at the tutorial. Thanks!

Amorette said...

the colors for the bag are fantastic- great matching on the patterns too!

Patchwork and Play said...

Love the pleats on the pouch! And the yellow fabric is so sunny too!

Amys Crafty Shenanigans said...

You sure know how to make those fabrics POP! Gorgeous little pouch and gorgeous fabric - pick me pick me!!! Thanks for the chance :)

Bethany (Make Me A Quilt) said...

I feel like it's pretty weird that I can manage to put together a quilt, but am so squeamish to sew anything with a zipper. One of the very first things I tried to sew was a Burda skirt, with a zipper (and pockets, and lining) - yea, you can imagine how that went! :P I should give zippers another chance. Thanks for the tutorial! :)
Fat quarter gang.. yup it still cracks me up. :)

Kelly said...

I love your sweet pouch. It's gorgeous xxx

Allegory said...

Under an hour you say? That's a bag I can get on board with! So in love with the Rhapsodia line. *fingers crossed*

Spoolhardy Girl said...

This is such a cute bag! I spent the afternoon cutting enough fabric to make two of them! Thanks for the chance at the beautiful Art Gallery Fabric!

Adele said...

Cute and functional, what could be better? Hope I win!

wipgirl said...

That's a lovely little pouch. Love the fabrics you chose!

Sel said...

If you say it's easy, I'll have to give it a try! I tend to be extremely wary of pouches (it's the zippers that get me every time).

And thanks for the opportunity to win Rhapsodia. I'm trying to justify the purchase myself... *wince*

Karrie S said...

Looks so cute! THanks for the tutorial and the chance to win :)

Cherie said...

That looks awesome! I love the fabric colours, thanks for the chance to win them =D

Diane said...

Love the Rhapsodia colors!! Cute pouch.

Ellie-Mae said...

Super cute pouch. I'll be making one of there for a little girls birthday this weekend. Thanks.

Sewcando said...

Your pouch turned out so cute. Love the fabrics. Crossing my fingers.

Mindelicious said...

LOVE love love AGF!

CherriBeri said...

Of course I want to win a fat quarter stack! Cute bag, good job!

Cassandra said...

A bag in under an hour? Really? I would love to make one! It doesn't sound _too_ intimidating.

Chelsea said...

cutey pants pouch! I've never bought any art gallery fabrics before so I'm super excited to try them out!

hlberg said...

I would love the chance to try this fabric. Love the prints.

Brie said...

I have been addicted to making zipper pouches lately! Love it!

peacedgoods said...

love the pouch!! I have yet to win any fabric, and am feeling really sad about that. I have used and love art gallery.

Joyce said...

It's adorable...thanks for the tutorial.

Kirsten N said...

Such a cute pouch - thank you for the great tutorial!

Alia said...

Cute pouch! I love these new fabrics. Thanks for the tutorial, too!

Wonderful Whittacres said...

I'm not kidding when I say I was looking for a cute zippered pouch today and this is awesome! I'm completely making one -- thanks for the tutorial!

Nita said...

I love that fabric, it gives me so many ideas!

Teresa in Music City said...

Would I want to win a fat quarter stack of Sweet Journey? Is that a real question? LOL!!! Absolutely I would!!! Thanks for sharing your tute for the pouch and the opportunity to win the fabric =^..^=

CityHouseStudio said...

What a cute pouch! Love those little ruffles!

nakedk9 said...

Cute pouch & beautiful fabrics!

quilt happy said...

love that fabric thanks for the giveaway

Ella said...

Super happy pouch and fabric! Thanks for the tutorial and the chance to win!

B Greene said...

I love the extra touches you added to the pouch! Very creative.

Taisia @ Piecing Light said...

Ooh ruffles. I might have to try that pouch!

Anonymous said...

Hmmm = this probably won't win me any prizes but I think those are pleats, not ruffles. But the fabric and construction are so sophisticated, you could almost use it as an evening purse. Katy McCoy tobiaskj@comcast.net

bee said...

so chic! will have to make one for summer time.

Anda W said...

What a beautiful flow of colors! awolk at rogers dot com

Andrea said...

thanks for the giveaway! FYI, my FB name is a bit different bc I got married and tacked on the new last name so my initials are ACL

Stephanie Zito said...

Fantastic tutorial! I just adore your pouch! I just sewed my first zipper and pouch a few months back and now I'm addicted! Definitely going to try out your pouch tutorial! Thanks for the wonderful giveaway! I'm a subscriber to the AGF blog, follow them on Pinterest and Fan on Facebook! I'm also a new follower to your blog and follower!

diane said...

Thanks for the intro to Art Gallery fabrics. They are new to me so I would love to win.

Alicia said...

love the pouch. I haven't seen Art Gallery before either. very interesting!

Anne-Marie said...

I love the pouch! Thanks for the tutorial and the giveaway!

Connie said...

Love your pouch! Great tutorial and giveaway!

Jenni said...

Love the pouch and fabrics!

Thanks for the giveaway! :D

If Toys Could Talk said...

What a pretty little pouch! Thanks for the chance to win such lovely fabrics!

Trish said...

I don't enter many giveaways because there always seem to be so many entrants but I can't resist those colors. SO yummy!!

Makeuprtista said...

What a cute pouch! And those prints bring joy to my heart. Love, love the colors!

Jill said...

Must try this. You used beautiful fabrics!

Cindy said...

GREAT pouch!! And thank you so much for the chance at such an awesome giveaway!

hueisei said...

I'd love to win. :)
Thanks for sharing the tutorial.

Amy said...

I love this pouch! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

Dawn said...

There are a gagillion bags on-line, but I really like the tailored-ness of your pattern. And cute fabrics! AGF are the silkiest!

Jodi - usairdoll said...

Oh gosh! Your pouch is so gorgeous! How perfect is that ruffle? Perfect detail. On my to-do list for sure.

Thank you and AGF for a super giveaway and a chance to win. (I did do AGF's requirements as well)

usairdoll(at)gmail(dot)com

Christi said...

I love this pouch and you can never have enough of them!

AlyceB said...

What a beautiful design! And I love the colours of it too :)

Rebecca said...

What a fun pouch! LOVE the fabrics!
ourbusylittlebunch(at)hotmail(dot)com

Anita said...

Love your pouch and tutorial, thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Got home at 5:30 this evening. It is now 8:37 and I just added my finished pouch to the Flickr group! GREAT tutorial! Thank you very much! Jennifer Altman

Phyllis said...

Love that little pouch and tutorial!

Melissa said...

Thanks for the awesome tutorial & giveaway. That pouch is too cute!

Heidi Grohs said...

It was so neat to go to the blog and think "Hey! I know her!" It is cute!!!

Four dogs and one quilter said...

Yellows and oranges, oh my! Love them. Thanks for the chance to win.

Kristy said...

I love the cute zipper bag. Thank you for the tutorial, and for the chance to win gorgeous fabric.

Anonymous said...

I have been made lots of little zipper bags but none with ruffles. Thanks for the idea and the potential to win fabric. fran.daoust@yahoo.com

Sarah said...

These prints are BEAUTIFUL-would blend in nicely with some of the Bollywood-style collections popping up :)

cindymdt said...

I love the dainty bag, will try to make one ASAP.
Thank you for the wonderful tutorial.
Made my day!

Béa said...

Wonderful collection, thanks for the tuto.

Celtic Thistle said...

Lovely fabrics, great pouch!

Beezus said...

Any comment? Let's see . . . "My, what big ruffles you have." "All the better to tickle you!" Okay, maybe a bit lame, but it's late and the ruffle really does beg for attention, doesn't it? :)

lori said...

Cute! Nice zipper!

emedoodle said...

I love the fabrics you used here! Nice work!! :) The pleats are great!

vexa said...

I might give it a try.

bruinbr said...

What a beautiful bag! Love your gang photo btw! :)

Anonymous said...

Yo, this is the real thing if ya know what I´m talking about. Wild about it. Lee rules! Deborah (gurteens@gmail.com)

Kay said...

Thank you for a great giveaway. The little bag is adorable, I just love those ruffles. I am still trying to come to terms with zips as a new sewer but this is tempting me with the ruffles.
ks(dot)eyles(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk

robin said...

Ah, geez! another bag I just HAVE to have! These fabrics make it shine. Thanks for the giveaway.

Hitch and Thread said...

I was reading along and thinking to myself those fabrics are gorgeous, then I saw you had a giveaway, woohoo! I've tried to follow the art gallery blog but there doesn't seem to be a link anywhere? So I've added them to my reader. Hope this counts! Off to Pinterest now.

Annie said...

Super cute pouch (from one bagophobe to another), and you are right, it looks super easy too! Thanks for the giveaway chance.

jenna said...

So pretty!

Marika said...

Gorgeous pouch ! I can always use one of them :)

Thanks for the chance ! The fabric is fabulous (like all Art Gallery fabric anyway).

sarah said...

Awesome fabric!

Deidra said...

I love this pouch and the fabric looks great.

sewfrench.com said...

Another Art Gallery lover here! I bought a ton of them late winter and made a sundress. I need to cut in to more of them!
loritfrench@comcast.net

Pippa Parsons said...

I've done all the AG side and here I am on yours now ;o) am printing the tutorial as we speak and will go fabric hunting, thanks for the tut

Brenda J said...

I am excited to try the tutorial. Thanks so much for your Fat Quarter Gang contribution and giveaway!

Diane H said...

Thank you for the wonderful tutorial - adorable!

knottygnome said...

looks like a great tutorial. thanks for the giveaway!

Adrienne said...

Cute pouch! And lovely fabric!

Cokie K said...

I just love little zipper pouches. Ruffles are always good, too.

KatheG said...

So cute - thanks for the lesson. You make it look so very easy. I am a follower of yours.

KatheG said...

I am a follower of Art Gallery on their blog.

Sunnybec said...

Love AGF they are just so soft and lovely to work with, thanks for the chance. Linda

KatheG said...

I 'Liked' Art Gallery on Facebook.

Gina S. said...

Nice fabric, thanks for the tutorial!

Karen said...

Great little pouch...can't want to make some!

Emalee said...

I'm looking at the tutorial this minute. As you know, I make these things in great numbers but yours is so much cuter.

Katarina said...

I like Art Gallery on Facebook

Katarina said...

And I would love to win those fabrics! They are beautiful!

Gill said...

Gorgeous pouch! I love the fabrics you've used!
Thanks for the tutorial - I'm off to check it out!

Gill said...

I follow Art Gallery Fabrics blog!

KatheG said...

I 'pinned' Art Gallery on Pinterest. Thanks.

How the west was fun said...

Awesome fabric would love to win it! I would definitly try making the pooch it is so cute!

Christie DescribeHappy said...

Congrats on your first Art Gallery tut... and yes it's a darling bag that I need to try!

Jo Robertson said...

Gorgeous fabrics - thanks for the giveaway!

Janet Fox said...

Love Art Gallery Fabrics, will definitely try the tutorial, I've been looking to make a new cosmetic bag for a while and this one is too cute :)

Jilly said...

Soo cute! A gal can always use more ruffles.

Natalie said...

Lee, this looks great! I think it's a real challenge to break out of the quilting mindset to think in 3-D. I have a tough enough time following a pattern to make a fancy bag, much less coming up with one myself! You have some serious design skills :)

Brenda at Whimsey Hill Quilts said...

Love....love, love, love.

Amy said...

I love the ruffle detail on your pouch and you can never have or make too many of these fun little pouches!

Sarah @ This Crazy Blessed Life said...

Beautiful pouch! I'd love to win that bundle!

Heather said...

Yikes! So gorgeous!

Rachel said...

Cute pouch and gorgeous fabrics! Thanks for the chance to win!

Unknown said...

cute pouch, it's a keeper. I repinned it on my pinterest log. love those giveaway fabrics...just like the lottery I already have project ideas :)
vickie.van@hotmail.com

HallieBerryQuilts said...

Very cute bag! My daughter and I just love bags...all shapes and sizes!

Lisa said...

Lovely, Lovely bag & of course the fabric are just lush. I already follow AGF & Pat Bravo in every way, shape & form :)

DEAN FAMILY said...

I love the pleats in this tutorial, thanks.
Rhianneholmes(At)hotmail(dot)com

LM said...

Looks very handy. I think I'll add a wrist strap and it'll be the perfect take-along for a summer garden party!

quilt for fun said...

These fabrics are gorgeous! And the bag is pretty darn cute, too.

lindaroo said...

What a great color range in those Art Gallery fabrics! Spicy!

Rosa said...

Lovely pouch and yummies fabrics!Love the ruffles,cuttest!

Melissa said...

I love the ruffles... Not too ruffle, just right! Gorgeous fabrics, too! Thanks for the chance to win!

Cindy said...

Thanks for the great pattern! And the chance to win!

tlcala4me said...

The more I see of this fabric line the more I love it too. Love the tutorial and the fabrics you chose!

Live a Colorful Life said...

I think Art Gallery fabric is fabulous! Great tutorial, gangsta style!

Marion said...

WAY too cute!!! I can't wait to make myself one :)

tartankiwi said...

such luscious colours! You have such a great eye for fabrics :-)

Jenn M said...

So pretty! Glad to find your blog!

Stephanie E. said...

Great fabrics! I love the blues and pinks :)

Jeana said...

I love love LOVE this line - thanks for the chance!

Cori @ Let's Eat Grandpa said...

Delicious fabric! Thanks for the giveaway!

traceyjay said...

nice work Lee! Cute pouch!
all followed. :)

Debbie said...

Cute purse and fun fabrics.

Jeanne Gwin said...

You gals have convinced me that if I had 100 of these type bags, it wouldn't be enough. They are so sweet. Thanks

ChefSara said...

I love it. So cute!

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