I cut into my precious turtle batik for this zipper pouch. I have a set of fat quarters that I bought during my first holiday in Maui which is probably 5 years ago now. We found a lovely quilt shop in Kihei and I brought home a few souvenirs.

The idea for this bag came from a YouTube video in which a knitter was showing off her custom-made bag from Etsy with pockets inside for needles and hooks. The pockets had needle sizes printed on them too.

I cut my bag pieces 11″ square which gave me 10 little pockets on both sides of the lining. A typical set of Knit Picks interchangeables has 9 pairs of tips.

I added a D ring, wristlet and turtle bead zipper pull.

One thing I’d change if I make it again (and I probably will) is to make the bag a couple of inches wider, or change the zipper opening to one where the bottom of the zipper hangs outside the bag. Access feels a little tight as it stands.

But that’s a minor complaint.

I do recommend this tutorial for putting a zipper into a bag with tabs. It works well for a neat result.

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