Printed Zipper Pocket Tutorial

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

The Printed Zipper Pocket Tutorial is ready to go. The instructions include how to print on the fabric and sew it together. You can download it by clicking on the link below.

Printed, Zipped Pocket

These pockets are the result of an afternoon of printing with kids aged between 4 to 8. Armed with painting shirts, and precut fabric we were able to make stamp pads and explore printing with everyday objects.

Each artwork was then turned into a zipped pocket.  I have simplified the steps and used pinking shears where ever possible, to streamline the construction.  It took about 3 hours to sew all 12 pockets together (only 15 minutes each!).

I am planning to enlist the kids to help me make some more for Christmas presents for their friends and teachers.

We had a great time making them.  If you have any questions, suggestions or even photos of the ones you have finished, please drop me a line - seven.stitches.amy(at) .

A few notes to start
  • The images display best in Adobe Acrobat.  They show up a little blurry on Google Drive
  • The measurements have been given in imperial first with metric in brackets.

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  1. these look great. how did you do the pring that looks like a bunch of lines, i love the look of that especially x

    1. The lines were made using blocks of wood wrapped in string. My kids regularly hunt through wood offcuts to get treasures that get coloured in and become pretending remote controls, tv's and phones. It was nice to get to use some low-tec imagination for a change.


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