I really love zipper pouches, they are very practicle to use and you never have too much, but they also are very nice handmade gifts for friends.
I wanted to make something special for someone very special: the son of a friend of mine.
That boy, Tristan, (aka Mini Nick!) is a talented artist, doing painting, drawings, music, videos and even writing beautiful texts.
I then decided to simply use the title of his last miscellany and to embroider it on the front of the pouch.
I just wrote a few words inside to make it even more personnal.
The fabric I used outside is a vintage linen sheet that I dyed.
I really love how this turns out as the colour is not perfect but it s a living colour.
Having already dyed a lot of vintage sheets , I know it will even evolved and change with the time and sun exposure.
I used this very good video tutorial from Craftsy, it s one of their free mini classes and like all their classes , it is clear and very well done.
It is also a very good start on how to put a zipper for someone who never did it before……
I met Tristan and his lovely parents in Lyon last summer at an amazing gig of Nick Cave and really hope to share more moments like this one with them in the future…….