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Topic: A Harry Potter Zipper Pouch and Two Others  (Read 3829 times)
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« on: September 18, 2007 11:44:43 AM »

I recently got a load of 60 zippers for a bargain on ebay, and I've been inspired to start using them up.

This is my favorite pouch, made for my sister who is a big Harry Potter fan.  The outside is black canvas with a green strip across the front.  The lettering on the strip is stenciled on in black sparkle acrylic paint (The sparkles don't show up well in the pictures).  The inside is lined with the same green fabric as the strip on the front and the whole thing closes with a matching green zipper.  It's medium sized, about 9.5 in. x 4 in. and 2 in. thick...about the right size for some basic school essentials or some makeup.

Here's a close-up on the stencil.

This pouch was made from some really great old fabric turned scrap because I mis-cut while making a skirt (oops), but I like the way it turned out anyway.  It is lined with black, and the zipper is gray.  The whole thing is doubled interfaced so it's actually quite sturdy despite its size (It is only long enough to just fit pencils and pens).  It is 7 in. x 3 in. and 1.5 in. thick.

This final pouch is actually the first I ever made.  This monstrosity measures 10 in. x 7 in. and is 3.5 in. thick, large enough to hold my calculator, my camera, my wallet...you name it, it fits!  It is made from  dotted fabric and is lined with the same material.  It has a matching zipper pull, and the zipper is the same color teal as the details on the fabric.  I've been using this thing for  months, and it has yet to let me down.  haha.

I plan to add zipper pulls to the first two.  Aside from that, they're pretty much done.  I know they're nothing too exciting, but let me know what you think!

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« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2007 11:50:47 AM »

wow. How did you find the zippers on ebay? Those pouches look great.  Grin
« Reply #2 on: September 18, 2007 11:55:17 AM »

I know they're nothing too exciting, but let me know what you think!

... I beg to differ! LOL. They are so cute, and functional! I love the idea of making something you need (like a pencil pouch) personalized and creative. Two thumbs WAY UP!!!!  Grin

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« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2007 11:57:20 AM »

Aww..thanks, guys!

And all I ended up doing was typing in "zippers" on ebay.  I was able to get a box of 60 (I believe they've may have been used before, but who cares?) for 99 cents, plus about $8 shipping.  That's the cost of like 3 zippers in a fabric store.
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« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2007 12:14:23 PM »

Although, I'm not a Potter fan, I think you did a marvelous job. Smiley I bet it looks fabulous when the text sparkles.

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« Reply #5 on: September 18, 2007 12:17:29 PM »

haha...I'm not nearly as big a fan as my sister is.  I feel like I'm in Harry Potter craft hell lately due to Christmas and her birthday coming up.  She goes crazy for anything that has even a remote relation to Harry Potter.

And thank you!  Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: September 18, 2007 12:48:52 PM »

i think that they look great! i love how different each one is and they are definatly pretty functional!!! kudos

« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2007 03:20:45 PM »

Great job!  I just made my first zippered pouch yesterday and I love the idea of the zipper pull.

That stencil is awesome, where did you find it?
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« Reply #8 on: September 18, 2007 03:36:25 PM »

OOoooo, love the Parseltongue one! Cheesy

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« Reply #9 on: September 18, 2007 04:23:15 PM »

Thanks for all the positive feedback, everyone!

That stencil is awesome, where did you find it?

I made the stencil myself in paintshop pro.  The font I used is Magic School 1.  You can download it here: http://www.dafont.com/magic-school.font
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