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Hey Chickie Babies! Yes, YOU, who’ve been asking sooo sweetly for me to create a PDF pattern of my Zippered Bird Pouches. Well, hal-ee-loo-ya, it’s finally finished!

This is one mega-pattern, I’m tellin’ ya. Five pages and 16 step-by-step photos to take you through it. I’ve hesitated to put this pattern out there because it took me a long time to develop it and get it just right. Plus it’s a little unconventional in terms of the process. Don’t come looking to me for the “text book” way to install a zipper or line a pouch. It’s my way, it works for me and I think it’ll work for you too!

The skill level required for the Zippered Bird Pouch is Advanced Beginner to Intermediate, due to the zipper and fiddly little what-nots. However, I have good news for you beginners! As a bonus, I’ve added an extra project to this PDF: a little Stuffed Birdie! Yes, because writing this up was already taking over my life, I thought, what’s a few extra weeks (ok, days) to create something anyone could make?

See the little fellas? Zip-less and flight-less, but no less adorable. Please stop by the shop and check them out! As always, let me know if you have questions.

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  • Carrie @ Cottage Cozy

    Those little birdies are darling. Love the colors and their soft & (tweet) sweet appeal!

    Stay Cozy,

  • Kelly O.

    Thanks for all your hard work Betz! These will make adorable Easter gifts! Cheep cheep!!

  • Susan

    Adorable! Love them both, stuffed and zipped!

  • Annie Pazoo

    Woo hoo! I’ve been eyeing the bird pouches for sometime. Thanks, Betz!

  • Karen

    Thank you so much Betz – I have been patiently waiting for this pattern. I just hope I have the skills to make one!

  • AnnapPaula

    My compliments for your sweet blog..
    have a nice day

  • Shannon

    Thanks for the great pattern. I can’t wait for your new book – congrats!

  • Adrienne

    They are both adorable, thanks for the great pattern. These are on my ‘must try’ list!

  • Emily

    So adorable! I made some projects from your book and they are on my blog today. Thanks for sharing, Betz!

  • scoopy (Emily)

    Whoops – I was logged in on my other gmail account earlier. This is the one attached to my blog. Thanks again Betz!

  • Lindsey

    Your workmanship is flawless (not surprised). Do you sew in the zipper on your machine? I’ve always done it by hand so it doesn’t show, and because it’s kinda cramped in there…

  • Betz White

    Hi Lindsey,
    Nope! I sew it by machine. It’s really not hard at all, but a lot of people have zipper-phobia, including myself to a degree. :)

  • skinimini

    Ohhh, the little captions in the last photo cracked me up. Hee hee.


  • babelfish

    So cute, I love how you present your products. You are so generous with your time to share handmade tips and creativity with us all.


    great idea, speacially the picture!!;))

  • PINK DAYS decohic de Karina M

    son todos bellos tus trabajos te felicito

  • Bonpetitepoodles

    Hi, I am new at blogging, but I love your nest and bird. I am making another bird and when I figure out how to get it on my website I will have a pic. My website is [email protected] come over and visit me. Shirley

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