Designer’s Original: Update to Double Zippered Pouch

Hi readers,

I am thrilled to post this update to last week’s blog post about the double triangle zipped pouch. The designer, Nancy Shriber contacted me to dispel my thoughts about the author of the book not actually making the bag. She did, and I owe her an apology. Nancy, I am sorry.

Take a look at the original!

Folded Triangle bag by Nancy Shriber
Folded Triangle bag by Nancy Shriber


Very kindly, Nancy has included her zipper installation process in the message below. In her own words….

“Dear Samina, Thank you for the kind words. I would like to clarify a couple of things in your blog.  I have indeed made multiple handbags of all the designs in my book and taught numerous classes for years sharing these techniques.  I will send you, via separate email, a photo of the actual handbag that is illustrated in the book.  Concerning the zipper installation, the zippers are sewn in the bag by hand to eliminate machine stitches on the right side or fashion side of the handbag.  The line of machine stitching divides the handbag into two separate compartments.”

Another update: Nancy Shriber is one of the many instructors teaching at the 2014 American Sewing Guild Conference. If you are in the St Louis area, head on over to the venue. Details here.  There’s a class schedule on the ASG Conference page. For details on Nancy’s class, scroll to find classes 31A, 31B and 31C.

Happy bag sewing!







2 thoughts on “Designer’s Original: Update to Double Zippered Pouch

  1. I think so, too. It is also very convenient to just hang it on your wrist when you only need essentials for a trip out the front door.


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