Episode 1209-1 Debbie Grifka: Zippered pouch

This zippered pouch is perfect for makeup, sewing notions, and more. Learn how to make it from Debbie Grifka.

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Kristine Lundblad

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Kristine is Associate Editor of Quilting Arts Magazine, Modern Patchwork, QuiltCon magazine, International Quilt Festival: Quilt Scene, Modern Patchwork Holiday and Quilting Arts TV.

11 thoughts on “Episode 1209-1 Debbie Grifka: Zippered pouch

  1. I was so eager to watch your segment on the pouch but so disappointed.  No general directions to begin with, no sizes given. And, the demonstrator just picked up the pieces and began with putting the fabric stops on the zipper. Again, no set-up or explanations until Pokey interjected a question on the reason for the fabric stops,  but even then opportnity was lost and so was I.

  2. I love the program and look forward to each episode. This episode segment Zipped Pouch was a wonderful project but, the presentation lacked clear explanation.  The presenters hands blocked the sewing demo as well as the lack of verbal instruction as she was presenting the process.

  3. I love the program and look forward to each episode. This episode segment Zipped Pouch was a wonderful project but, the presentation lacked clear explanation.  The presenters hands blocked the sewing demo as well as the lack of verbal instruction as she was presenting the process.

  4. The instructions state to purchase a zipper 14″ longer.  How long should the zipper be?  The printed instructions only show working on the top of the zipper, but not along the bottom.  Does anyone know?

  5. The zippered pouch episode was the second show I have watched and again a disappointment with the presentation, as was the first time.  This show really needs restructuring and serious improvements that could really boost ratings and online sales.  Shame.  They have lost my interest.

  6. The zippered pouch episode was the second show I have watched and again a disappointment with the presentation, as was the first time.  This show really needs restructuring and serious improvements that could really boost ratings and online sales.  Shame.  They have lost my interest.

  7. I was not inspired by this segment, either. It was unclear and Pokey just should have given up trying to coax out instructions because that was just about as annoying. Too bad because it happens a lot on this show.

    Anyway, the bag did remind me of one I have sewn many of for myself and for friends.

    You can find it in “Amy Butler’s Style Stitches” book called the Origami Bag Set. 

  8. I just watched the zippered bag show on my PBS channel. While this is not a difficult bag it’s difficult for many to get full instructions in a 6 to 7 minute segment. When I downloaded PDF file i found excellent photos of the zipper tab technique. I always “tape” QA and view the downloads and tape together. I really like QA for inspiration and general introduction to innovative ideas.

  9. I just watched this episode on the Zippered Pouch, in repeat.  I agree with the other comments.  The directions were unclear, the discussion throughtout the presentation was not needed and one of the most important parts of the project, the corners, was not shown.  The downloadable instructions are not clear either.  I’m not sure if you sew a straight line across or if you are supposed to follow around the notches.  I enjoy this show but it’s frustrating!

  10. I just watched this episode on the Zippered Pouch, in repeat.  I agree with the other comments.  The directions were unclear, the discussion throughtout the presentation was not needed and one of the most important parts of the project, the corners, was not shown.  The downloadable instructions are not clear either.  I’m not sure if you sew a straight line across or if you are supposed to follow around the notches.  I enjoy this show but it’s frustrating!

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