I actually made this zipper pouch as a birthday gift awhile back, but thought it would be perfect to share as the holiday’s approach. I love giving handmade gifts because I can personalize them and make them just how I want them. This pouch would be perfect for any Frozen-loving girl! Or you could change it up and use a different quote, or leave it off all together! Any way that you make it this pouch will be a great handmade gift!
-Fabric for exterior, lining, and strap.
-Interfacing, either sew in or fusible.
-Freezer paper, fabric paint, paint brush (optional).
Once you download the pattern, print it out. Trim off the right side of the first page and tape together using the triangle as a guide to line it up.
Step 1. Cut your pieces. You will have two lining pieces, one full exterior piece (the back), two front pieces (mirror images), two interfacing pieces, one wrist strap. (Fuse interfacing to the wrong side of the exterior pieces if using fusible interfacing.)
Step 2. Fold your wrist strap in half wrong sides together and press. Unfold and press raw edges to crease line. Fold together so all raw edges are encased and press. Top-stitch both long sides.
Step 3. Lay front pieces right sides together and sew using 1/4″ seam allowance.
Step 4. Press open seam allowance and top stitch each side about 1/8″ from seam on front. (P.S I totally forgot to top stitch until later, I really like the look, it is optional, you don’t need to if you don’t want to!)
Step 5. Design your wording on word, circuit, or silhouette software. I used my silhouette then cut it right out on freezer paper. If you use word make sure you use a font that is big and thick to make it easier on you when you cut out the lettering. When you go to print and cut out the wording, make sure the glossy side of the freezer paper is down. After the wording is all cut out iron the freezer paper (glossy side down) onto the fabric.
Step 6. Using fabric paint, paint your stencil! First I painted with a solid color, then after it was dry I painted over it again with glitter paint! You can never go wrong with a little bit of sparkle 🙂
Step 7. After your paint is dry, lay your interfacing (if using sew on) down. Lay your front exterior right side up on top of the interfacing. Next lay your zipper face down with pull to the left. Finally lay your lining right side down on top of the zipper. Pin in place. Using a zipper foot stitch through all layers. Now following the same steps sew the back side together. (The only difference will be that the zipper pull will be to the right this time.) Once zipper, lining, and exterior are all sewn in place, you can top stitch if desired. I find it keeps the lining from getting stuck in zipper, but it is optional if you don’t like the look of the top stitching.
Step 8. Unzip zipper half way. Fold your wrist strap in half and lay it on the left hand side of the front piece with the raw edges hanging about 1/2″ over.
Step 9. Flip pouch so the right sides of the lining are together, and the right sides of the exterior are together. (If using sew in interfacing, it should be with the exterior pieces. Pin in place. Start sewing about 2″ away from the zipper on the lining. Sew all the way around the pouch leaving about an 2″ opening from where you started sewing. Trim seam allowance (except for opening) and flip right side out.
Step 10. Fold in the seam allowances of the lining opening. Stitch shut using the machine, or hand stitch shut if you don’t want your stitching to show. You are done!! I would love to see your creations! Tag me on instagram @darcyschock using #theruffledstitch or I would love to have you join my Facebook group where you can share your fun creations and inspire others!!