kraft-tex Boxy Zipper Bag

How is your summer sewing? Every so often, I take a break from making masks to sew something else. It’s a nice creative break!kraft-tex Boxy Pouch

I’m participating in the kraft-tex Color of the Month Challenge, and July’s color is Marsala. Rich and warm like red wine, this material inspired me to make an Ohio applique themed boxy pouch in OSU colors, scarlet and grey.

Kraft-tex boxy pouch

Once again, I worked with a pattern from the book Create with Cork Fabric by Jessica
Sallie Kapitanski (Stash Books). This time, I chose the
Box Pouch project, which worked beautifully with kraft-tex as a
substitute for cork. This pattern requires no lining, and sews up

Kraft-tex boxy pouch
I used Marsala kraft-tex for the pouch and added a grey Annie’s by the Yard zipper. I’m obsessed with how easy this type of zipper was to work with. Just cut it to size and slip on one of the included zipper pulls. It was as smooth as silk. 

Kraft-tex boxy pouch

I added a hand-cut and -stitched applique of the Ohio outline that I cut from black Essex linen. I didn’t add the applique until after the pouch was fully assembled, so I could center it perfectly.  (Ask me how I know this… there’s another one a little lower on the other side. I took my best guess!)

I’m really happy with how this project turned out, and I’d definitely make it again!

Kraft-tex boxy pouch

kraft-tex Color of the Month 2020

I’m looking forward to sharing more kraft-tex project ideas each
month of 2020 as a #krafttexambassador ! Each month I’ll share a
different kraft-tex project in the color of the month (hint: think birthstones). Here are my past projects.

June: kraft-tex Woven Basket
May: kraft-tex Succulent Plant
April: kraft-tex Pillow Boxes for Gift Wrap
March: kraft-tex Flat Zipper Pouch Tutorial
February: kraft-tex Wallet
January: Wide Zipper Pouch

To shop all of the colors of kraft-tex and get more project ideas, visit and search kraft-tex.

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I’m Lindsay Conner, and welcome to my sewing home! I am a modern quilter, author, editor, pattern designer, wife, and mom. I use this space to share my latest projects, tutorials, and patterns!