When my sweet daughter asked me to sew a box/office supply pouch for her, my first reaction was ......yikes.....can I sew in a zipper? After a few days of being intimidated by zipper nightmares, I finally looked up some YouTube videos on how to make a box pouch. After viewing about ten of them, I came across one which led me to say......".my goodness...I can do that." The bravery started settling in. To even further encourage myself, I told myself that I can practice on "scrap" material and that if it didn't work out, it was no big deal. I could take it apart and reuse the zipper for another project once I got over the now severe case of "zipper intimidation." Or was it a very bad case of "messed up sewing fever". Nonetheless, I didn't want to disappoint her.
After a few hours of cutting, pinning, sewing and watching the video at least 50 times, it was completed. If I may say so, it turned out quite well. (It is more than recognizable, but actually well-sewed and completely functional!) So much so that I decided to sew more box pouches. Now my confidence is up and I am fully recovered from zipper intimidation and assembling-a-pattern fever. I feel so good that I may make a pouch for just about every person that I know! (Seriously, I am so grateful for the video for the step-by-step instructions. I now like zippers.)
Well, here it is. What do you think? What would you store in it?
Anyone who is interested in viewing this video, I have included the link below. Melanie really does a wonderful job at clearly showing each step.