Here’s what you need to whip up your own pouches!
To make one:
- 1 or 2 coordinating fabric prints, enough to cut two 9″ squares (one from each print if you choose two fabrics)
- Coordinating thread (and a sewing machine, not pictured)
- A 7″ zipper
- Color coordinated double fold bias tape
- Clear vinyl, any gauge will do
- a) Iron your Heat’n’Bond (paper side up) onto the WRONG side of your other fabric.
- b) Remove the paper backing from the Heat’n’Bond.
- c) Iron your 9″ square of coordinating fabric (RIGHT side UP) onto the area that has the Heat’n’Bond.
Next, cut the vinyl into two rectangles, each measuring 4.5″x8″.
Now it’s time to install the zipper. Don’t panic – this is going to be a lot easier than you think!
- a) Pin the zipper (FACE DOWN) onto one edge of the vinyl (keep thinking: wrong sides together).
- b) Using a zipper foot, sew the vinyl to the zipper as close to the zipper teeth as you can get.
- c) Flip the zipper right-side-up and fold/bend the vinyl open, just like you would with a fabric seam.
Repeat the exact same steps on the other side of the zipper with the other vinyl rectangle. When you are done, it should look like this:
Now it’s time to bring your two squares together!
Other items I am constantly fishing out of my purse are cars for my Cars-loving two-year-old. We can’t go anywhere without one (or five!). To keep them corralled and at the ready, I made a special pouch to hold Lightening McQueen and his friends!
Having grown up in a home brimming with sewing notions and paintbrushes, Amy has a deep love for all things creative. On any given day, you’ll find her knee-deep in her latest creative endeavor, with projects ranging from sewing and crafts to home decor and kid-friendly ideas. Amy believes that everyone, regardless of skill level or experience, possesses the ability to create something beautiful, and Positively Splendid was born of her passion for helping others harness their innate creative potential.