Open-wide zippered pouches

MIOLO by Jools open-wide zippered pouches

As soon as I saw the cute open-wide zippered pouches on the noodlehead blog I knew I’d probably end up making a ton of them and I was right. Using small pieces of fabric there are a million variations to make. Just let your imagination run free and use up all those scraps in your fabric stash.

You can use them as a hobby basket or storage for just about anything. Zip them up and you can pack them in a suitcase to travel or simply pop out to a café with your knitting. They are so useful and make ideal gifts for friends.

MIOLO by Jools open-wide zippered pouch
Cute zippered pouch with stylish exterior shell in cotton and fresh colours on the inside in a design by Michael Miller. MIOLO by Jools

This is one of my favourite combinations.  I’ll be sad when I run out of this lovely wavy cotton fabric I found at a local flea market.

I have to confess, the bag pictured below is not quite finished but it made it to the photo table! A super combination of colours, and it would look great in a stylish bathroom for all his (or her) accessories.

MIOLO by Jools open-wide zippered pouch
Mondrian inspired open-wide zippered pouch design in gold and repurposed denim with co-ordinating interior. MIOLO by Jools
MIOLO by Jools open-wide zippered pouches
Open-wide zippered pouches with exterior shells in a striking design in cotton canvas for IKEA dated 2010. MIOLO by Jools

I was a huge fan of IKEA fabrics in the eighties and nineties. I’ve got a stash of curtains I made but somehow they just don’t work as curtains any longer. Their day will come again and they’ll be repurposed into something else. The fabric used in the pouches pictured above is a strong cotton canvas in bold colours designed for IKEA and dated 2010.

I can imagine myself using one of these zip pouches on the beach to carry essentials like sun cream, hand gel and tissues.

MIOLO by Jools open-wide zippered pouches
Open-wide zippered pouches with exterior shells in cotton and repurposed faded denim. The interior fabric is a design by Michael Miller. MIOLO by Jools

I’m in the process of setting up a shop on Etsy so most of these bags will soon be on sale there, or in the meantime feel free to contact me direct for prices.

Author: Julia Moss

Hi, Thanks for looking at my profile. For work I manage our website www.mountainpassions.com about ski and mountains in France. For pleasure, I cook and like eating out. I enjoy gardening and growing my own veg and I sing in a choir. I make unique handmade items using recycled and vintage French fabric called MIOLO by Jools.

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