A Quick Zippered Embroidery Pouch Tutorial

Jan 19, 2018 12:00:00 AM / by Bea Lee

Hi, it's me Bea again from beaquilter.com.

My girls love to draw and sketch and always get lots of markers/pens, pencils, etc. so here I made an embroidery zippered pouch for my 5-year-old's markers and crayons!It measures about 4" x 8" (but you can really make it any size you want).

 

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Here's what I used to make it.

1 FQ

scrap of white

1 matching zipper with plastic teeth (it was longer than 8" and I trimmed it later)

scraps of batting

the 4 1/2" strip die

and the 2", 3" and 4" heart die

and I machine embroidered the heart and used Marjorie's "scallop hearts" files.

First I ironed and folded the FQ in half and laid on the die

(I flipped the fabric below)

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So I'd have 2 sets of 4 1/2" x9"(folds)

I then trimmed these to 8 1/2" so there's 4 pieces!

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I then used a scrap of white fabric and added heat n bond lite on the back and cut out the 2" heart

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Then I loaded the file into my embroidery machine and prepped the fabric with stabilizer and used a 4" hoop and centered one piece of the 4 1/2" x 8 1/2" fabric and stitched the outline stitch

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Then with a mini iron, I first removed the paper backing off of the heart and pressed the heart in place

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then finished stitching (sew cute)!

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I cut two pieces of scrap batting to 4 1/2" x 8 1/2" like the fabric pieces and found a matching zipper.

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Now here's the "tricky" part (I always have to look this up to make sure it's right)!

Lay out batting, then a front piece, then zipper right side DOWN at the top, then a lining piece.

(Of course they should line up perfectly and be flat, I just moved it out for the picture)

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With a zipper foot, carefully sew about 3/8" from edge, the stitch line should be close to the zipper teeth, the foot helps and you'll "feel" how it lines up.

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It should look like this when done.

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Now lay out batting and another front piece like before

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The lay out the zippered unit with zipper right side DOWN and lining up to the top again,

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then remaining lining piece with right side down and lining it up with the top edge of zipper (and piece underneath)

-it WILL be a bit off at the bottom as you can see, that's correct!

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Sew that together as before and

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now you should have it look like this with lining pieces facing up but zipper facing down

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and like this if you flip it.

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Now trim the zipper to the same length as the pouch and unzip it half way,

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then match up the front pieces and the lining pieces like this and pin.

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Then with a walking foot stitch around the edges but leave a few inches open by the lining for turning and go slow around the sides where the zipper is! as long as the teeth are plastic it would work just fine.

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Trim the corners, I trim more than just 45 degrees.

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Turn right side out and make sure the corners are crisp.

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Then whip stitch the opening of the lining closed with needle and matching thread,

now stuff lining back into pouch and it's DONE!

worked great for my daughter's markers!

As I mentioned above, you can make these pouches in any size you want :)

They are fast and fun!

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