Thanks for the comments and emails about the Scraptastic Projects so far. For those of you who've asked about a zipper tutorial to document my zippiphany, I'll get to work on that in the midst of a few other projects. It may take awhile but in the meantime you can enjoy a new obsession: snaps!
I made these little snappy pockets with some larger scraps, a minimal amount of thinking and very little time. Win, win, win. Speaking of larger scraps, you should know that I don't cut up ALL of my scraps for patchwork. Especially larger pieces that may be useful in other ways (linings for pouches, strips for piecing, etc.). For me, it's just a handy way to control some of the ever-growing scrap pile and it makes patchwork a breeze when the urge hits. Onward....
This one has an interior divider and can hold my two sets (1 1/4" and 1") of Jill's hexie templates.
Awwww, look at how cute and cozy the templates are.
This one holds our library cards and can easily be tossed into a book tote for a trip to our local library. It can also hold credit cards and I'm planning on making one that is sized for business cards.
The bird/dots fabric was raw edge appliqued onto the base for this one. The orange and green one above is made of three strips that are actually pieced together. Both have a layer of lightweight fusible fleece to give them some dimension and provide some reinforcement for the snap.
And this one also has a twill tape tag. Sometimes I just can't help myself.
If anyone is interested I can also do a quickie tutorial on making your own custom twill tape tags. Any takers?
Tips and tricks: Take your time setting the snaps in the pliers. It's a little bit fiddly, but not too bad. Just trust me when I tell you that you will NOT be a happy camper if you spend your time making a cute pocket and then screw up putting in the snap because you didn't get the pliers set up quite right.
Have fun! And if you make any snappy pockets, I'd love to know about it!