Such a cute little pouch, right? Well, today I'm going to show how to make one, using an unexpected die from Clear and Simple Stamps' Build-a-Rag doll! If you recall, I recently posted a rag doll I sewed using this die set:
I'm sure you can tell now which die I used...the head!! Let me take you through the steps- it might look like a lot, but I promise- this project was easy to put together!
- Step 1: Gather your supplies. I grabbed 2 cute fabrics, a zipper, and the die:
- Step 2: Die cut 2 "heads" from each fabric. I was able to stack them to cut two at a time...try it out with your die cutter to see if you still get a clean cut. If that doesn't work, you can still easily run them through one at a time.
- Step 3: Trim one inch off of each die cut piece of fabric. Again, I was able to stack them up to save time
- Step 4: Place the outer piece of fabric right-side up, followed by the zipper face-down, then the lining fabric right-side down. Pin, and stitch these together.
- Step 5: Iron the seam flat
- Step 6: Just as before, lay outer fabric right-side-up, zipper face-down (the liner fabric that you had sewn on earlier will be on top), then add the lining fabric right-side down. Pin and stitch.
- Step 7: Iron seam flat, then top-stitch on either side of the zipper
- Step 8: Trim the zipper, if necessary, and open it up half-way.
- Step 9: Pin the two outer pieces of fabric together, as well as the two lining pieces...right-sides facing one another. The zipper teeth should be pinned towards the lining. Sew along entire outer edge, leaving about 2 inches open on the lining. You'll need to back-stitch both sides of this seam to ensure that it won't come undone when turning.
- Step 10: Clip around the corners, then turn to the right side.
- Step 11: Iron, and sew the opening in the lining closed. I always use a blind stitch when sewing a seam together (you can find a tutorial on that here)
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