I've designed this triangular zipper pouch for the 2018 Quilter's Planner. After spending some time pondering how to put my spin on a zipper pouch, I came up with this version: it stands up and has a hand-sewn zipper inserted with the lining at the end. What?! I know, it seems slightly nutty but those decorative stitches around the top are actually what holds the zipper and the lining inside the pouch!
Without giving away all the secrets here, this is a great project for anyone who wants to learn a new way of sewing a zipper pouch, is afraid of sewing zippers in a machine, loves hand stitching as much as I do or simply needs a fun accessories pouch to hold supplies for the Planner. Stay tuned for a zipper pouch sew-a-long in coming months!!
It was a great surprise to learn that Alison Glass is the featured designer for the 2018 planner, especially as I chose her Seventy Six fabric as the featured prints in my design. There are a lot of new features in the 2018 Planner. There are four pages of stickers (!) and fifteen coloring pages designed by Alison Glass, a fabric chart from Andover Fabrics featuring Alison Glass fabrics, a measurement chart for garment sewing, 12 monthly blocks featured in a new Quilter’s Planner Sampler Quilt pattern by Cheryl Brickey and a full-color, glossy companion magazine with 13 quilting and sewing patterns by top designers (including my zippy pouch!).
I made sure all my favorite accessories fit into the pouch — colored pencils, clips, page points, markers, etc.
That's Aurifil 12 wt. along the top edge, the linen is by Robert Kaufman Fabrics and the pop of lime in the interior is hand-dyed fabric. I hope you visit the official Quilter's Planner page for all the amazing details on this year's planner. Links are affiliate, so thank you in advance if you consider ordering through me! My friend Stephanie of Late Night Quilter has done such an amazing job with this planner; I'm excited to get my hands on a copy and continue keeping myself organized.
If you're in the US, you can pre-order the 2018 Quilter’s Planner now! If you are an international reader, you can pre-order a planner through the Fat Quarter Shop with international shipping.