This is what we are making today!
A zippered pouch made from laminate fabrics. Bonus: it is fully lined!
I know there are other similar tutorials out there, and I do not take credit for the design. However, often I browse several similar tutorials to find the one that makes the most sense to me so I hope this one helps someone out!
You will need:
1/3 yard laminated cotton in main print (outer)
1/3 yard laminated cotton in coordinating print (lining)
1/3 yard warm and natural cotton batting
1 9” zipper
teflon foot for sewing machine OR tissue paper
1. Cut your pieces. Of EACH fabric (main, coordinate, batting) cut 2 squares that measure 10” by 10”. Out of the coordinate, cut one strip that measures 2.5″ by 12″. This is for the handle.
2. Place 1 square of batting down and cover with 1 main square, right sides up. Place zipper on top, right side down with edge of zipper lined up with top edge of fabric.
3. Place 1 square of coordinate UPSIDE DOWN on top of zipper and pin the whole sandwich.
4. Using a zipper foot, sew along the top edge, beginning 1/2” from the edge and ending 1/2” from the edge.
5. Turn pieces back over the zipper and topstitch with your teflon foot. This foot stops the machine from ‘gripping’ the tacky laminated fabric and preventing it from feeding through. If you do not have a teflon foot, lay a piece of tissue paper on top and tear it away from the stitches when you are finished the seam.
6. Repeat with remaining pieces.
This is what it will look like when you are finished.
7. Attach your tag if desired. I just sewed through the main piece so you could do this before you begin as well.
8. To make the strap, finger press the strip the long way. Bring two long edges to the middle and fold again. Stitch close to the edge along the two long sides.
9. Open your zipper. This is very important or you will not be able to turn your pouch right side out after completing it.
10. Bring two outer pieces together and two lining pieces together. Mark a 3” opening along the bottom of the lining.
Sew all the way around the rectangle.
11. As you are sewing, fold the strap in two and insert in the side seam of the outer fabric.
12. Draw a 1.5” sqaure in each of the 4 corners.
Cut out squares.
13. Bring together opposite edges of the square and pin.
14. Stitch. Repeat with 3 remaining squares.
15. Turn bag right side out through the lining. Edge stitch the lining shut.
Congrats! Now you have a beautiful and functional bag!
Feel free to link to my tutorial but please do not use my pictures without requesting permission. Thanks!