Dumpling Pouch

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I made this zippered pouch using leftover fabric from my Classmate Sewing kit.  The best part was that the scraps already had interfacing on them, so I just had to trace the pattern on and cut it out.  The pattern came from here: http://keyka.typepad.com/my_weblog/2011/08/lets-make-dumplings-free-zip-pouch-tutorial.html.  The pattern requires quite a bit of hand-basting, but it didn’t take long to make.  I went ahead and made the smallest size even though the pattern said it would be better to make a bigger one first.  For the smaller size, you will want to make a lot of clips in the zipper fairly close together to get it to smooth around the curves well, and use lots of pins to hold things in place while you baste.  It is a super cute pouch that would make a nice gift.  Now I just have to figure out what to put in it!