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Needles & Notions Zippered Pouch

Brigitte Needles & Notions Zippered Pouch Tutorial // VeryShannon.com

Supplies

  • 4 @ 8.5" W x 5.25" H ( 2 for Outer Pouch and 2 for Inner Pouch)
  • 2 @ 2.75" H x 4.5" W (Pocket Flap)
  • 2 @ 7" H x 5.25" W (Pocket)
  • Interfacing - I use & love 931TD Pellon Fusible Interfacing cut to the sizes/quantity below: 
  • 2 @ 8.5" W x 5.25" H Light to Medium Weight Fusible Interfacing
  • 1 @ 4.5" W x 2.75"H Light to Medium Weight Fusible Interfacing
  • 1 @ 5.25" W x 7"H Light to Medium Weight Fusible Interfacing 
  • 1 9" zipper
  • Zipper foot for your machine 
  • Coordinating Thread
  • 1 Snap
  • Rotary Cutter w/mat or scissors
  • Pins 

Instructions

STEP 1 : PREP POUCH FOR SEWING

        1.  Cut out all fabric and interfacing pieces as per the measurements listed in the "Materials" section. Set aside your 2 pieces that will be your              "Outer Pouch" pieces, 1 of your "Pocket Flap", and 1 of your "Pocket". Iron your fusible interfacing to the wrong sides of these pieces.  

Brigitte Needles & Notions Zippered Pouch Tutorial // VeryShannon.com
         2. Now take your 2 Pocket Pieces and place them right sides facing each other. Sew along one of the short edges ONLY with a 1/4" seam
            allowance. Turn right side out and press. *See diagram above.
 
         3. Next with right sides facing each other, sew 3 sides of your pocket flap, leaving one long edge unsewn. Clip your corners and turn right side
            out and press.

STEP 2 : ASSEMBLING THE POCKET
Brigitte Needles & Notions Zippered Pouch Tutorial // VeryShannon.com
  1. Place your Pocket Piece (right side facing up) on top of the right side of one of your Outer Pouch Pieces aligning both short ends together on the right edge. Pin your pocket down and baste close to the edge along the right short edge and along the bottom edge of your Outer Pouch Piece ONLY. This will keep your pocket piece from moving around too much when we assemble the pouch. *See diagram above.
  2. Now fold down 1/2" and press along one long edge of all of your Outer Pouch and Inner Pouch Pieces.Brigitte Needles & Notions Zippered Pouch Tutorial // VeryShannon.com
  3. Next place your Flap Piece right side facing up on top of the same Outer Pouch Piece you just sewed your pocket to (right side up) and pin it down 1/2" away from the bottom of your pouch aligned with the left hand side of the pouch. Baste along this side seam close to the edge. *See image above.
STEP THREE: ATTACH ZIPPER (Lining)
  1. Click on the links below to learn how to attach a zipper.
  2. Zippered Pouch on Noodlehead,  Zippered Pouch Roundup on The Sewing Loft
STEP FOUR: ATTACH ZIPPER (Outer)
  1. Lay your Inner Pouch right sides facing down (your zipper will be right side facing up now) and pin your Outer Pouch Pieces down along your zipper making sure your zipper pull (start) are on the left side (same side as your pocket flap). 
  2. Sew along your top edge as close to the zipper teeth as possible (don't sew on the teeth). You want a nice and tidy finish. As you sew you can maneuver and move the zipper pull out of the way. See the picture below.Brigitte Needles & Notions Zippered Pouch Tutorial // VeryShannon.com
  3. Next repeat the above step for your other Outer Pouch Piece. When you are done pull your zipper down a few inches. You will need the zipper open so you can pull the pouch right side out after we are done sewing it together.
STEP FIVE: SEWING POUCH
  1. Now we are going to finish sewing up the pouch. We are going to separate the Inner Pouch from the Outer Pouch here. So match your Outer Pouch right sides facing each other and pin around (leaving the Inner Pouch pieces free. Make sure that as you pin your zipper tops are even and lined up. *See diagram below.Brigitte Needles & Notions Zippered Pouch Tutorial // VeryShannon.com
  2. Sew along your 3 edges of your Outer Pouch ONLY with a 1/4" seam allowance going slowly and carefully. *See left diagram above. Now trim your corners to get rid of extra bulk. *See diagram to the right above.
  3. Next do the same steps but this time using your Inner Pouch Pieces (again lining everything up and pinning) but leave an opening that is 4-5" wide to turn your pouch through. Trim your corners. *See diagram below.Brigitte Needles & Notions Zippered Pouch Tutorial // VeryShannon.com
  4. Now pull your pouch right side out through the unsewn opening in your Inner Pouch. It is going to look weird and wonky but don't worry - all will be lovely soon. Once it's right side out put your Inner Pouch inside of your Outer Pouch and check to make sure all looks good. Check your pocket and flap to make sure it's laying nicely. If it does pull your Inner Pouch back out and either press and sew shut on your machine with a top stitch enclosing your unsewn opening or hand stitch the opening closed with an invisible stitch for a clean finish.
  5. Put your Inner Pouch back in your Outer Pouch and press.
 
STEP SIX: FINISHING TOUCHES

Brigitte Needles & Notions Zippered Pouch Tutorial // VeryShannon.com
 
  1. All we have left is to sew on your snap! Find the center of your pocket flap and draw a dot 3/4" up from the bottom of your flap. Sew the female part of your snap here (or the part of the snap that has the opening (not the prong).
  2. Now find the center and mark the corresponding spot on the top of your pocket and sew down the male part of your snap (the one with the prong).
 
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