Friday, July 22, 2011

Zippered Pouch :: Craft Tutorial

{Taken From Skip To My Lou }

Sewing Level -- Easy

  • Your meterial pattern which can be downloaded HERE. Print with no scaling selected on your printer. 
  • Two of each piece in your pattern from your favorite fabric.
  • 1 - 7 inch zipper

1. Cut out the pattern peices. Trace and cut out fabric peices. Mark fabric from pattern where it should be ruffled. Bring one mark over to the next to make the ruffle. Pin down.

2. Place outer top piece face down on ruffles piece, line up edges and stitch across 1/4 inch from the edge. Open up and press. Repeat with other two pieces to make the other side.

3. Make a zipper sandwich. Place 1 piece of outer fabric face up, then the zipper and then the lining right side facing down. Line up the three edges.

4. With a zipper foot sew across the top between the edge of your zipper sandwich and the zipper teeth (closer to the zipper feet).

5. Bring lining and outer fabric to the same side.

6. Make another zipper sandwich on the other side of the zipper.

7. Open up and it will look like this. You can top stitch at the edge of the fabric along the zipper now, if you like).

8. Bring both pieces of lining to one side and both pieces of the outer fabric to the other side. Un-zip zipper at least halfway so you can turn it right-side-out once it is stitched. If you forget to un-zip the zipper you won't be able to turn your pouch right side out.

Pinch zipper towards outer fabric, making sure it is laying nicely as you pin.

Using 1/4 inch seam stitch all the way around the pouch leaving a two inch opening in the bottom of the lining for turning.

9. Turn right side out. Hand stitch (or machine stitch) opening in lining closed.

10. Push lining inside the pouch and it is finished!

I hope you enjoy making these adorible pouches for yourself or for your friends! {You can view the original post HERE.}
Happy sewing!
~Bethany Ann~

1 Words of Grace:

JoyfulJewels4Jesus said...

What an adorable little pouch! These would make wonderful gifts. My aunt, who is an amazing seamstress, sewed little cosmetic/other bags for gifts at my cousin's wife's wedding shower and they were such lovely gifts! Blessings!

With Joy in Christ Jesus,