My fabric was thin so I quilted it with a layer of batting before adding the lining because…well, I love quilting. But that isn’t necessary. A sturdy cotton with interfacing or home decor fabric would work great too! The pouch is 5″ wide and 9″ long so it is perfect to use for a make-up bag or for school supplies.
At first I was going to line it with white fabric, but then I thought that this purple would be a better fit and not show stains. And I kind of love it!
My 6 year old absolutely loves EOS lip balm so I thought she would like to give her teacher some too. I found these 4 pack gift sets (3 balls and 1 stick lip balm) online and ordered enough to put one in each bag. Now all we need to do is add a card. I absolutely adore my kids’ teachers this year and wanted to give them something thoughtful, but practical. Not just another thing to clutter up their desk. Now I think I need to make a few more of these pouches to keep on hand for quick gifts!
Tutorial for the Boxed Zippered Pouch by Kelby Sews.
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