Hi Sewcialists- Megan from The Green Violet here to tell you about a recent project I undertook in preparation for the holidays. I’ve been making these zipper pouches as gifts for friends and family for years, but this year I challenged myself to make them more sustainable. This post will not be a tutorial on making zipper pouches (though I have linked to two great ones below) but rather information on how to source more sustainable materials and give you some ideas for how to use up fabric scraps.

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A few years ago, Kelli at True Bias posted a tutorial for Linen and Leather Zipper Pouches and a lightbulb went off in my head. What a great way to reuse scraps from dress making! As a curvy sewist (and one who is always short on fabric requirements due to poor planning), I can almost never get another garment out... [read more]