Happy New Year and Happy January!
I am writing this post at the request of a friend nearby who saw my pouch sitting about in my studio and she said: "Why don't you do a blog post on that?"
This is for you Joan!
I am sure everyone will find it useful and lets face it totes, bags, pouches.... you can never have enough as they are so useful!
It also just happens to be that time of the year to get organized and these little totes are very helpful.
What you will need:
Note: your fabric can be any size you wish, pencil case sized, make up bag or a simple tissue tote size. You choose.
You will also need......
A zipper foot
Thread to match
How to make it:
3. Lay the right side of the other main fabric on the other right side of
the zipper and sew it with a zipper foot
4. Flip the whole project over and place the right side of the lining flush with the wrong side of the zipper and tape or pin in place. Sew on the previously sewn line with a zipper foot.
5. Do the same as in 4 with the other right side of lining fabric on the
other wrong side of the zipper.
6. Trim your zipper if necessary and make a new zipper stop by
zigzagging over the zipper end. Zigzag stitch all raw edges.
7. Press the lining and main fabric away from the zipper so that they look
like the pictures below, trim all edges so your project is now square:
8. With your zipper open, line up the project with right sides (main fabric
to main fabric and lining to lining together) and sew down the sides
and bottom with a ¼” seam allowance. Zig Zag stitch your raw
edges if you like. Your opening for turning will be your open zipper.
9. Turn your project to the right side through the zipper, tuck your lining inside the zipper.
10. Admire your efforts! Store pencils, pens, quilt markers, scissors,
makeup, nail polish, toiletries art supplies etc.
Get a head start on Christmas and gift giving in 2017 and make many of these handy pouches!!
Happy Tuesday, I hope the rainy weather (here in Waterloo, Ontario) is not affecting your creativity! 😊
Hi I'm Robin and I am a professional long arm quilter, pattern designer and teacher. I am passionate about all things quilty!
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