What you will need:
Fabric based on 44” (112cm) wide goods:
1/4 yard (23cm) print Shell fabric – Light Color Wedges
1/4 yard (23cm) print shell fabric – Dark Color Wedges and Lining
1/4 yard (23cm) solid fabric – Border and zipper tabs
Interfacing based on 20”50cm wide goods:
1/3 yard (30cm) fusible fleece
1/3 yard (30cm) light weight interfacing
Water soluble pen or pencil
9” (23cm) coil zipper
9 1/2” (24cm) wide x 5” (12.70cm) tall
All seam allowances are 3/8” (0.95cm) unless otherwise noted.
If your zipper has any creases, place a press cloth on your zipper, teeth side down and iron on medium heat.
Light Print – 8 wedges 3 1/2” (8.90cm) wide x 5 1/4” (13.40cm) tall
Dark Print – 6 wedges 3 1/2” (8.90cm) wide x 5 1/4” (13.40cm) tall, 2 each lining
2 each – 3 1/2” (8.90cm) x 1 ¼” (3.18cm) zipper tabs
2 each of the border
Cut 2 of each lining
From the Fusible Fleece:
Cut 2 of each lining
Step 1: Following the manufacturer instructions, fuse the fleece to the wrong side of the lining panels.
Sewing the outside panels
Download the pouch pattern here.
Step 2: Print out or trace the wedge pattern twice onto light weight copy paper or vellum and cut out the pattern.
Step 3: Place one of your light print triangle fabric pieces on the wrong (unprinted side) of the pattern (A1) making sure to cover the entire section. The fabric right side will be facing you. Make sure there is at least 3/8” (0.95cm) fabric around the perimeter of the section and the fabric reaches the edge of the seam allowance. Hold the paper up to the light to help position the fabric. Pin in place.
Step 4: Flip the pattern over and fold back the paper pattern on the line between A1 and A2 and trim to 1/4″( 0.64cm) beyond the line. This is your seam allowance.
Step 5: Place the adjacent fabric piece, A2 right sides together with A1 matching raw edges. Pin in place.
Step 6: Flip the pattern over so the printed side of the pattern is facing you. Stitch on the first line between A1 and A2. Start at the top seam intersection, back tack and proceed to the outside edge stitching to the edge of the pattern. Finger press the seam.
Step 7: Repeat steps #3 – #6 until all fabric pieces are sewn to the pattern.
Step 8: Trim around the pattern piece and remove the paper backing.
Step 9: Repeat for the other side of the pouch.
Step 10: Fold the border piece in half and mark the center bottom with a crease. Match the top edge to the center crease, fold in half and crease again.
Fold the main pouch panel in half and mark the center bottom with a crease. Match the top edge to the center crease, fold in half and crease again. You will have three creases on each panel and border.
Step 11: Place the border with the pouch panel right sides together matching the bottom crease. Pin in place.
Match the first crease, pin in place. Match the third crease, pin in place.
Match the two top edges and pin in place.
Step 12: Stitch the border to the pouch panel with the wrong side of the border facing you. Gently stretch the border as you are sewing to ease the border on to the pouch panel.
Step 13: Press the border towards the pouch panel. Apply spray starch to help remove any wrinkles.
Step 14: Fuse the light weight interfacing to the back of the panel following manufacturer directions.
Attaching the zipper
Step 15: Measure the zipper and trim to 10 1/2” including zipper tape.
Fold under the ends of the 3 1/2” 8.90cm)x 1 ¼” (3.18cm) pieces 1/4” (0.64cm) on the 1 ¼” (3.18cm) side. Press. Press in half wrong sides together.
Butt the end of the zipper to the fold on the tab. Pin in place. Stitch the folded edge with an edge stitch.
Repeat for the other side. Cut the folded edge and trim the zipper to ¼” (0.64cm) beyond the fabric ends. Repeat for the other side.
Step 16: Place zipper face down on the right side of the Clutch Panel 1/8” (0.32cm) from top edge and Pin in place.
Step 17: Using a zipper foot, stitch 1/8” (0.32cm) with a 3/8” (0.95cm) seam allowance from zipper coils, starting and stopping 3/8” (0.95cm) from edge, back tacking at ends.
Step 18: Place the lining right sides with the right side of the clutch panel. The zipper will be sandwiched in between the clutch panel and the lining. Pin lining in place along top edge. Flip the lining panel over so the outside panel, wrong side, is facing you. Stitch the top edge, following the stitching that attaches the zipper to the outside panel.
Step 19: Turn the lining over the zipper. The wrong side of clutch panel will be facing the wrong side of the lining. Press both panels away from the zipper. Edge stitch along the top edge, start at the edge of the border, just shy of the center and back tack. Start stitching again just shy of the center to the beginning of the border on the opposite side.
Step 20: Repeat #17-#20 for the other side.
Finishing the pouch
Step 21: Separate the lining from the clutch panels. Place the clutch panels right sides together matching the raw edges. Fold the lining out of the way toward the center of the panel and pin.
Make sure the zipper is open so you can turn right side out at the end.
Stitch 3/8” (0.95cm) from the edge starting at the top folded edge of the zipper. Clip small triangles on curved corners being careful not to clip into the stitching.
Press seam open.
Step 22: Unpin the lining panels at each end of the zipper. Place the lining right sides together, matching notches at bottom, pin around perimeter. Starting just below the zipper, stitch 3/8” (0.95cm) from edge, leaving a 4” (10.16cm) opening at the bottom for turning. Clip small triangles on curved corners being careful not to clip into the stitching. Press seam open.
Step 23: Turn right side out and press. Use a point turner tool or other small diameter blunt object to push out the top corners at the end of each zipper. Slip stitch or machine edge stitch opening in lining closed.