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Make a Boho-Style Zipper Pouch

Zipper Pouch Beauty Shot
Hey crafty ladies! It's Laura Bray. Music festival season is upon us! Time to make some boho-style accessories to take with you to the concerts! This cute zipper pouch would be great for holding cash to buy water and souvenir t-shirts. The base cotton fabric is dyed with the new Tea Stain Dye. I added a little pattern with the Gelato® Color of the Week, Lunar, and a Mixed Media Stencil, then embroidered around the design to draw attention to the great pattern.


I am loving the new Tea Stain Dye! You can use it on cotton fabric and paper. I made a couple of videos to show you how I dyed my fabric for the zipper pouch.


And now for the actual dye process!

 Some designer tips using Tea Stain Dye:

  • The hotter the water and the longer your fabric sits in the dye bath, the more intense the color.
  • Tea Stain Dye is NOT for projects that need to be washed regularly. While your dyed fabrics can be rinsed and spot-cleaned with a damp rag, it's best to use this product on projects like accessories and home decor rather than wearables.
  • Wear gloves because this is a dye and your fingers will get stained.
  • Protect your work surfaces. I usually use a layer of paper towel, covered with a sheet of plastic wrap to cover my work surface.

To make the zipper pouch using your newly dyed fabric:

Boho Zipper Pouch Gelatos and Stencil

Take your dried, dyed fabric, lay a Mixed Media Stencil over it and then color the stencil design with a Gelato®. Press with an iron to heat seat the Gelato® onto the fabric.

Zipper Pouch Embroidery

Once the Gelato® is heat set, embroider around the stencil design.

Use the dyed, stenciled, and embroidered fabric to create a zipper pouch using your favorite pattern.


Tea Stain Dye-Agra

Iridescent Gelatos®

Mixed Media Stencil-Doodle

Cotton fabric

Sewing & Embroidery Supplies





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