DIY Open Wide Pouch FREE sewing tutorial and pattern
Finished size→13×18 cm
1. Cut 17 pieces of two types of square fabric with 5.5cm sides.
2. Piece together 5 groups as shown in the figure below, iron the seam allowance to the side of the dark fabric, and then piece together 4 groups of 3 pieces to form 2 groups.
3. Splice again as shown below→
4. When the quilting side of the bag is finished, trim the right angles of the ends to a curved shape→.
5. Cut a piece of lining according to the shape of the quilting surface, fold and sew the two side edges together, and set it aside.
6. Then cut the auxiliary cotton according to the quilting surface, then sew the quilting surface and the auxiliary cotton sparsely, and press a few threads appropriately in the middle area.
7. Fold the quilted side and the auxiliary cotton over and sew the two side edges together.
8. Stuff the lining into the shell and sew around the edge of the opening together.
9. Cut on the bias a strip of piping 3 cm in width and sew it along the front edge of the mouth of the bag with a seam allowance of 0.7 cm.
10. Turn the piping strip inside out, fold in the edges and sew with a hand sewing needle.
11. Finally install the zipper, the total length of this model of bag zipper to 23 cm is appropriate, here I use only 22 cm, a little shorter, so we use the zipper wrapped head of the method, this method not only can be moderately extended zipper, but also in the degree of sophistication is also better.
As shown in the picture below, cut two pieces of fabric that are 2 seams wider than the zipper and 5 cm long (the length can be adjusted), and sew them together at the ends of the zipper→.
12. Iron the remaining 3 folded edges of the fabric piece, then fold it inward to cover the zipper head, and fold it inward according to the length of the zipper to be extended, for example, if you need to extend the length by 2 cm, fold it inward at a distance of 1 cm from the zipper head.
13. Crimp the thread at both ends, and the finished zipper will be 23 cm in length.
14. The opening of this bag is curved, and the zipper should be easier to sew by hand. First of all, the right end of the zipper to the right side of the bag, the edge of the mouth of the bag aligned with the center of the zipper teeth, the beginning of the sewing position in the distance from the side of about 2 cm, and the position of the needle in and out of the position should be just in the piping strip of the inner edge of the seam, so that you can hide the line→.
15. Hand-sewn zippers should be sewn with a back stitch or a half back stitch in order to increase their robustness; here we are using a half back stitch, with a small step (0.2 cm or so) back on the front side.
A big step forward on the backside (0.5 cm or so) →
16. Sew from right to left with the front backing out and the back in, keeping the edge of the opening and the teeth of the zipper aligned as you sew, and finish sewing about 2 centimeters from the left side of the bag.
Before sewing the other side, mark the other side of the zipper, the marking point can be directly opposite the seams in the bag, then open the zipper, align the marking point with the seams on the other side of the bag, you can sew the other half of the zipper accurately →
17. On the other side of the zipper, do not sew the remaining 2 centimeters of the head and tail, so that it naturally conforms to the folded curve of the front and back of the bag.