Lace Zipper Square Pouch tutorial



Things you will need

Cotton Fabric a lining and an outer fabric

For this tutorial i chose this unicorn print and a plain lining, this print is from Joann Fabrics

I also used medium OR light weight interfacing, the interfacing will add structure to the bag as the cotton is too flimsy and will lay flat otherwise

i used Grosgrain ribbon for the ribbon accents on the sides of the bag

Fabric – 8″x12″ 2 in main fabric, 2 in lining fabric

Zipper – 8-9″ in length

Interfacing Cut 2 at 8 x 12″

**FINISHED PRODUCT MEASURES 5 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ X 2 1/2″ tall

My Fabric is direction so i will be placing the fabric in the opposite ways so that it appears right side up on the bag

First take main fabric and lining fabric and place right sides together, do this for the other two pieces

Sew along the one side (8″ side) at the top of your fabric if its direction

flip right sides out and press that seam

do that for the other side

you will then sew this zipper on top, do one side at a time placing the zipper along the edge of the sew side of your fabric, make sure your fabric doesnt get too close to the teeth of the zipper on the underside so it doesn’t end up catching in the teeth once the bag is complete

use a matching thread so it will be invisible to the naked eye, in my machine i put a pink thread on the top of my machine and kept a white thread on my bobbin, the pink will be on top and the white will be underneath

once you are done sewing on y our zipper put ride sides together, main fabric right sides together with itself and the lining right sides together

we will be sewing down each side, in this photo i will be sewing the left side and the right side

Once done you will be able to unzip your zipper and open it up and put it right sides out, but then we will put it inside out and flatten it like shown, make sure the zipper and the bottom seam are lined up

we will then insert our 2″ piece of ribbon, you might need to unzip your zipper to get the pull out of the way, use pins or clips to keep it all together as it can be tricky to hole it all in place

fold the  ribbon in half and insert between the seam and the zipper, make sure the raw edges of the ribbon are lined up with the raw edges of the bag, sew along each side of your bag

**the raw edges will be exposed and that is fine at this point

Now we will cut notches into all 4 sides of the bag, i measured a 1 1/4″ by 1 1/4″ square and cut it out, the depth of your bag is depending on this measurement

my bag is 2 1/2″ high, whatever your measurement of  your square is multiply that by 2 and that will be the height of your bag

After you cut your notches you will grab some bias tape or 1 to 1 1/2″ ribbon and cover up those raw edges, you will do this again with the next step so keep that bias tape handy

After you are done covering the sides with bias take u will then flatten each of your cuts taking the side seams and lining it up with the middle of that cut, basically take your cut open it and squish it the opposite way, line up all the fabric making sure your lining and main body fabric is all lined up together

Do this for all 4 sides, once you have sewn all 4 sides, and covered with bias tape you will carefully undo the zipper providing you gave yourself some room to access it hahah! flip it right sides out and poke the corners and your done!

 


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Zipper – Nylon zipper

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 fuse the fleece to the back of each main piece of fabric

 sewing straight lines down the bag with 1/4″ between seems until you have done the entire piece of fabric

Prepare the bag strap by iron the sides in by 1″, fold again and press, sew along each side of the strap with a 1/8″ seam allowance

 attach the one side of the bag to the zipper then top stitch

 attach the other side of the bag to the zipper

top stitch the other side of the bag

 folding the bag with lining side out sew along the edge parallel to the zipper

 flatten the bag with the seam going right down the centre lining up with the zipper underneath

cut a 1 1/2″ x 1 1/2″ square out of each corner of the bag and then sew up either side of the bag (be sure to pull the zipper down half way before sewing up the sides.

 flatten the notches with the side seam of the bag centered in the fold, on the top of the bag you will place the strap on the inside through the notches

 flip the bag right sides out once all the notches have been sew up:D

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Sewing tutorial – Cross Body Water bottle holder

Hey guys! its almost summer where i am from and we will be frequenting the local zoo’s, theme parks and going on hikes! Its always my goal to make sure my kids get an obseen amount of water haha if you have kids you know kids just LOVE holding things… haha 😐 so without having them hold it whats the next best thing!? Strap it too them!

So i decided to make my own cross body holders for my kids cups, the cups i have for my kids are the Thermos brand which can be found walmart, toys r us and the contigo brand which can be found walmart or costco

This tutorial will have measurements for these particular cups but i will show you how to measure your cup to make a cross body water bottle holder for any size bottle

Download the PDF to view the pattern measurements and if you would like to print it out you can do that but it is fairly easy to replicate

Materials – Canvas Fabric

Optional D- Rings

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you will need a Main fabric, a lining fabric (if using canvas do not stabalize, if using cotton stabalize)

cut 2 rectangles, cut 2 circles, for strapping cut 2 – 2 1/2″ strip of fabric, measure from the front of your waist over your shoulder to the back of your waist, add 6″ more for the D rings if you choose to add those)

Note* If you are doing a two tone bag split the measurement in half and add 1/2″ to each piece

Fold the fabrics length wise, sew down the raw edge to create a tube, attach the circle to the one end of the tube with a ton of pins, take your time and carefully line up the edges of the tube with the edges of your circle

When sewing the Main fabric of the bag use a 1/4″ seem allowance, when sewing the lining of the bag use a 1/2″ seam allowance this will allow your lining to fit nicely inside the outer piece.




This is how they should look, turn the outside piece right sides out and leave the lining inside out.

place the lining inside the outer bag, fold in the edges of the lining and the outer bag, if your adding D rings place 3″ piece of strap through the ring and sandwich it in between the two layers of fabric, if your not using a D ring then evenly space your straps inbetween the two layers of fabric



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Top stitch along the edge of the bag aas close to the edge as possible securing the straps, if using a D ring slip the strap through folding it back on itself 1″ and sew to secure the strap to the bag

 

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