Sunday, June 24, 2012
She Sells Sea Shells By the Sea Shore
Many families will be heading for the beach this summer, and what beach combing child (or adult) doesn't love to collect sea shells? This little padded zipper pouch will protect those precious shells. I sandwiched a layer of fusible fleece between the outer fabric and lining fabric for extra softness and structure, but also as a cushion for items that may be carried inside.
The fabric is high quality cotton fabric from the Marine collection by Lecien Fabrics-Japan. The fabric features blue seashells and starfish on a creamy white background. The lining is a novelty print resembling ocean ripples in shades of deep blue, turquoise and aqua. I used a polyester zipper from my favorite zipper supplier, ZipIt: http://www.etsy.com/shop/zipit. The one-inch (2.54 cm) turquoise and gold medallion metal zipper pull is also from ZipIt.
This little bag measures 6.5 inches (16.5 cm) at the top, 4.5 inches (11.4 cm) at the base, and it is 2 inches (5 cm) wide. You can find it in my shop, Pasque Flower Creations: https://www.etsy.com/listing/102887032/sea-shell-zipper-pouch-seashell-keeper?ref=pr_shop
Although I designed this pouch as a seashell keeper, it could also be used to carry a camera, cell phone, cash, keys, and credit cards, or other necessities. And it would make a lovely little bridesmaid gift for a beach wedding. My son Tim and his wife Carrie are celebrating their anniversary today - June 24. They were married on the beach at the Emerson Inn in Rockport, MA on a beautiful 72-degree sunny day. A happy memory!
LeAnn aka pasqueflower