The first pouch is a gift for my sister, Gina, for her birthday. I enclosed a pair of silver earrings and gave them to her while she was visiting last weekend. She requested a matching velcro closure cash envelope/wallet, which went into the mail to her on Thursday. I got the idea for all three pouches from this video on YouTube:
I was gifted this denim fabric (below) from my neighbor and wasn't sure what to do with it until the other day when my friend, Pat, came over for a playdate. I love our playdates! We usually have so much fun visiting that we don't get very much done. I showed her how to make the velcro closure cash envelope/wallet (not shown) and we made one of these pouches. I made her a tote bag to take home and made mine and the two matching pouches after she went home. I just wanted to show her how much I can do on my serger and how much I'm enjoying it so far. I've had it for 3 years and only used it once right after I got it. My poor husband kept asking why I wasn't using it. It scared me! So, knowing this, when Pat bought a new embroidery machine and started taking classes on it, she asked her sewing teacher to show me how to use my serger. One class and I've been hooked since! I have my second class in two days. She's going to show me how to do a narrow rolled hem. I'm so excited! I see a lot of cloth napkins and scarves in my future!
Anyway, the pouches are lined, unlike the ones in the video and all raw edges are serged. I prefer to sew the zippers on by machine rather than serger because I don't like the idea of my serger knife cutting the zippers since I've been making a bunch of these pouches.