I've been seeing this pattern floating around, mostly on instagram. I bought the pattern on a good sale and thought I'd try it out. After last week's Major Finish, I thought it was the perfect time to do something fun and small.
The Sweet Pea Pods fit the bill. They went together very quickly. The pattern makes two, because you are cutting a square into two half square triangles. It technically takes two zippers, because you need two zipper pulls, even if you only use one half the zipper (see how its connected - one zip).
This wasting of a zipper actually really bothers me. If I decided to do a bunch of these for gifts, I think I would try to source somewhere that I could buy extra zipper pulls.
I'm going to try to make bigger pods next. I picked up the longest regular zippers I could find. It seems they max out at 22". The pattern itself calls for 16" or longer. By my math you can get away with a zipper that is 2" longer that the top of your triangle (the hypotenuse).
So I've done the math and will try a larger pouch. AFTER a certain other project.
Incidentally, I think this is the first time I've ever made zipper pouches. Go me.