It’s Day 4 of National Craft Month! This adorable zipper pouch, designed by Carolina Moore, will bring a new level of cute to your everyday needs. This fun craft is easy to make and just so useful! Don’t forget to join us on Periscope for a live-streamed craft every day this month. Plus, scroll down for info on how to win our epic craft giveaways!
Fabric stamping is an easy way to customize anything, and a zippered pouch is a great sewing project for a beginner or experienced stitcher! Use Plaid’s new fabric stamping line to customize this simple zippered pouch.
- 1 Fat Quarter lining fabric
- 1 Fat Quarter outer fabric
- 8-inch zipper
- Plaid Fabric Ink
- Plaid Fabric Stamp
- Plaid Fabric Stamping mat
- Plaid Fabric Stamping sponge
- Iron & Ironing board
- Sewing machine with zipper foot
Cut your fabric. You’ll need two outer pieces and two lining pieces, each 5” x 9”.
Use the sponge to apply the fabric ink to the stamp.
Apply the stamp to the fabric, on top of the stamping mat, creating the image. Allow ink to dry for several hours.
Sandwich the zipper between a lining piece and outer piece. Pin.
Using the zipper foot on your sewing machine, stitch the zipper in place.
Use the iron to press the fabric away from the zipper.
Top stitch the zipper and fabric in place – this step is optional, but looks nice!
Repeat by layering the outer and lining on the other side of the zipper. Pin.
Stitch the layers in place.
Press the fabric away from the zipper. Give the inked area extra heat to heat-set the image.
Top stitch the other side of the zipper.
Open the zipper halfway. This step is VERY important – if you forget to do this, it will be terribly hard (practically impossible) to turn the zippered pouch right side up when you’re done.
Put the two outer pieces right-sides-together and the two lining pieces right-sides together. Pin both sides of the zipper in place.
Pin the layers together, all the way around, leaving a 2” hole at the bottom of the lining.
Stitch around the pouch.
Remove the pins as you go, don’t ever stitch over the pins.
When you get to the zipper, stop. Add strengthening stitches by going back-and-forth. Then lift up the presser foot, move to the other side of the zipper, add a second set of strengthening stitches, and continue.
Clip the corners to reduce the bulk.
Turn the bag so the lining and outer layer are both right-side-out.
Pin the hole in the lining closed.
Stitch the hole in the lining closed.
Tuck the lining into the bag.
Your pouch is finished, and ready to carry whatever you need!
For more great tutorials, check out Carolina Moore’s website!
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