Since this blog hasn’t seen any love in a while and I’ve been spending a bunch of time crafting—I’m putting a new sewing machine through its paces (or that’s the excuse since I’m really just procrastinating…there’s a book I need to finish editing)—I figure this might be a good time to show the world what I’ve been up to.


I found the tutorial for the puffy pouch at Pink Penguin, but as you can probably tell from my version…I’ve made some slight modifications.

I wanted a wristlet, so I added the applicable loop. And I decided that I didn’t want to use Velcro or hunt down a flex frame, but had plenty of zippers, so I figured I’d just use that. Also, because I was using a zipper, I decided I had to make it bigger.

But sometimes my brain can’t keep up with me and I neglected to add the proper seam allowance, although I thought I did, so I ended up with a stubbier zipper area than I wanted. Luckily the 7” zipper fit the 6.5” opening. It just looks a little…off. Ah well, it still works.


The pouch is upcycled from an old pair of jean shorts and a Hannah Montana sheet. I’m planning to make another one, with a few more modifications, since I still have some material left over. For now, I just need to figure out what I’m going to do with this one. Hmm.