Triangle Pouch Tutorial

Triangle Pouch Tutorial

I will attempt to describe how to assemble one of these cuties.  Where words fail, I hope the pics will be of help.  

Materials and Prep Step:

    Cut one piece of outer fabric and lining : 9 1/2" x 4 1/4" (For this pouch, deer=outer)
    Add interfacing (optional)
    Overcast edges to stop fraying (optional)
    Zipper = 5"
    All seams = 1/4"

Step 1: 

Sandwich zipper between the outer fabric and lining.  (Lining faced up, Zipper faced up, Outer fabric faced down).  Pin both fabrics to top edge of 5" zipper.  (There is an excess of zipper that you trim later).  Sew with zipper foot.

Step 2 : 

Triangle Pouch Tutorial

Top stitch (optional).  Lay fabric apart and press. At this point the outer fabric (the deers) on on one side of the zipper and the lining is on the opposite side. 

Step 3:

This is the step that hard to explain in words but here goes:  Grab the opposite side of the outer fabric and fold over towards the zipper. Do the same for the lining.  Pin both fabrics.  Use zipper foot to sew.  Top stitch (optional).

Step 4 :

The outer fabric and lining will form 'tubes' by positioning the zipper in the center.

Follow the next steps if you want to add a trim to the bottom of the pouch:

    1. Crease the sides of the outer fabric to use a guide for trimming placement
    2. Place trimming between the two creased lines and baste in place : pic below : The trim is in the center of the pouch.

Step 5:

Triangle Pouch Tutorial

Pin the bottom, outer fabric and lining together, and sew across using 1/4" seam.  Trim excess zipper.

Step 6 :

Triangle Pouch Tutorial

Triangle Pouch Tutorial

Open up your pouch and place the strap at the top of the pouch close to the zipper.  Baste in place.

Step 7 :

Triangle Pouch Tutorial

The end is near.  Pin across the top as shown in the picture above.  Leave a gap in the lining to turn inside out later.  IMPORTANT: Open the zipper half way to also turn pouch inside out.

I sewed from left to right, across the zipper, up until the second pin on the lining.

Step 8 :

Pull pouch through gap in lining, then pull through zipper.  Sew the opening in the lining.

Step 9 :

Drum roll please....

Triangle Pouch Tutorial

Use this tut as a basic pouch pattern and change up the size, making it smaller, larger, longer, wider...

Share this :

0 comment:

Post a Comment