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:

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

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

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

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  4. 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 :)

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

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

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  7. What a cute little pouch, and such vibrant fabrics!

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

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

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  10. The pouch looks very classy! Beautiful fabrics.

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

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

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

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

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  15. 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

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

    sue
    legato1958@aol.com

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

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

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

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

    jessica.breidinger@yahoo.com

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

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  22. So cute! I love those blue and green ones!

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

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

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

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

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

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  28. I heart rhapsodia! Thanks for the giveaway :)

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

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

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  31. love the ruffles AND the fabric! yummy!

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

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

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

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

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

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  38. 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!

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  39. Many thanks for the tutorial! Awesome giveaway!!

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  40. Love the little ruffle! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  41. 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.

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  42. 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.

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

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

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

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

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  47. 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. :)

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  48. I love your sweet pouch. It's gorgeous xxx

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

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  50. 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!

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

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

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  53. 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*

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

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

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  56. Love the Rhapsodia colors!! Cute pouch.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  68. 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!

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

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  70. 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 =^..^=

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  71. What a cute pouch! Love those little ruffles!

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  72. Cute pouch & beautiful fabrics!

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  73. love that fabric thanks for the giveaway

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

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

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  76. Ooh ruffles. I might have to try that pouch!

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  77. 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

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

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

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  80. 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

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  81. 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!

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

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

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

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  85. Love your pouch! Great tutorial and giveaway!

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  86. Love the pouch and fabrics!

    Thanks for the giveaway! :D

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

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

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

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  90. Must try this. You used beautiful fabrics!

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

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

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

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

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  95. 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

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

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

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

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  99. Love your pouch and tutorial, thanks for sharing!

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  100. 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

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  101. Love that little pouch and tutorial!

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

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

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

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

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  106. 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

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

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

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  109. Wonderful collection, thanks for the tuto.

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  110. 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? :)

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

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

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

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  114. 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

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

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  116. 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.

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

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

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

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  119. I love this pouch and the fabric looks great.

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  120. 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

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  121. 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

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

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  123. Thank you for the wonderful tutorial - adorable!

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  124. looks like a great tutorial. thanks for the giveaway!

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  125. Cute pouch! And lovely fabric!

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

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

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  128. I am a follower of Art Gallery on their blog.

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

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  130. I 'Liked' Art Gallery on Facebook.

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  131. Nice fabric, thanks for the tutorial!

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

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

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  134. I like Art Gallery on Facebook

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

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

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  137. I follow Art Gallery Fabrics blog!

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  138. I 'pinned' Art Gallery on Pinterest. Thanks.

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

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

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  141. Gorgeous fabrics - thanks for the giveaway!

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  142. 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 :)

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  143. Soo cute! A gal can always use more ruffles.

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  144. 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 :)

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

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

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

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  148. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  162. So pretty! Glad to find your blog!

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  163. Great fabrics! I love the blues and pinks :)

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

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  165. Delicious fabric! Thanks for the giveaway!

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

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  167. Cute purse and fun fabrics.

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

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