Have an hour? We've got a fun zip pouch for you. And with Valentine's Day fast approaching, you can use fun themed fabrics (like Greta Lynn's Smooches collection for Kanvas, shown in our pouch!) and stuff it full of chocolates or a gift card for a sweet present for someone special.
First, a peek at a few of the Smooches fabrics, full of glamour, style and all things girly!
See the rest of the collection here.
- 1 fat quarter each of 4 prints
- Fusible batting
- 7" zipper
Lipstick on white:
One 3" x 7-1/2" strip and one 2-1/2" x 7-1/2" strip
Lips on black:
One 3-1/2" x 7-1/2" strip
One 7-1/2" x 8-1/2" piece (for backing)
One 6" x 7-1/2" piece, one 2-1/2" x 7-1/2" strip, and one 7-1/2" x 8-1/2" piece (for lining)
One 5-1/2" x 7" piece, one 2" x 7" strip, and one 7" x 8" piece
Make the Pouch
1. Sew the 3" x 7-1/2" lipstick on white strip lengthwise to the 3-1/2" x 7-1/2" lips on black strip. Fuse the 5-1/2" x 7" fusible web piece to the back side, leaving 1/4" of fabric exposed on all sides. Fuse the 2" x 7" fusible web strip to the wrong side of the 2-1/2" x 7-1/2" lipstick on white strip.
2. Lay the zipper right side down on the lips/lipstick fused piece from step 1 and pin in place. Layer the 6" x 7-1/2" white/black stripe piece on top, right sides facing, and pin in place. Using a zipper foot, stitch along the edge of the zipper.
3. In the same manner, pin the 2-1/2" x 7-1/2" lipstick on white strip and 2-1/2" x 7-1/2" white/black stripe strip to the opposite long side of the zipper. Check to make sure the fabrics will be oriented correctly after sewing, and then stitch to secure the zipper. It should look like this:
4. Using a walking foot, topstitch on both sides of the seam line and 1/4" on either side of the zipper seams.
5. Fuse the 7" x 8" fusible web to the wrong side of the 7-1/2" x 8-1/2" red/black stripe piece for the back side of the pouch.
6. There are two options for finishing this bag:
a) the super easy one--layer the pouch front right side up, pouch back right side down, and 7-1/2" x 8-1/2" white/black piece right side up. Make sure the zipper is open. Pin pieces together and stitch around all four sides. Clip corners and turn right side out. Easy, right? The drawback of this method is that the seams will show inside the pouch.
b) this clever technique by Projects from Jane. Your pouch will be fully finished, no seams showing! Click here to see Jane's tutorial so you can finish your pouch in this manner.
Back of the pouch--love this fun fabric!