Or...How I Spent My Saturday Afternoon
Using the amazing tutorial by e.r.i.k.a found here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=22875.0 I made my first zippered pouch! I had this awesome fabric panel of a coral reef, and I cropped out a couple of the fish for the outside. For the inside, I used a blue batik (note to self: pre-wash batik in the future to avoid blue fingers...). The only zipper I could find that even came close to matching was a 22" yellow one. And, since the pouch is just wide enough to hold new pencils, I had to trim the zipper (what can I do with the bottom half of a zipper?). I also put a yellow fish button on, along with some beads, to make the zipper pull.