The Abby Pouch
What you will need
Your zipper by the yard with a zipper pull
Pellon shape flex 101
Cut 2 exterior fabrics and two lining fabrics 12” wide by 4.5” tall.
Cut 1 exterior fabric 2” wide by 3” tall.
Cut 4 pieces of shape flex 12” wide by 4.5” tall.
Cut 1 piece of shape flex 2” wide by 3” tall.
Place the fusible (bumpy) side of the Shape Flex against the wrong side of the fabric piece and press.
What I usually do is place the fabric piece face down, followed by the interfacing (bumpy side down). I then iron, overlapping each area, for approximately 10 seconds on each spot. When finished, make sure it is firmly attached to your fabric.
Using a Frixion pen or chalk draw a horizontal line on your zipper tab that is up 1” from the bottom long edge, and another horizontal line that is down 1/2” from the top long edge. Press at the lines toward the wrong side of the fabric, and then press in half lengthwise to enclose the long raw edges. Fold in half and cut.
Cut zipper tape 11”, add zipper pull to your zipper tape.
Slide zipper tape half way up into the zipper tab clip in place with wonder clip, bring over to the sewing machine and sew using a 1/8” seam allowance
place one of the exterior fabric piece right side up, place the zipper face down, place one lining piece face down, the zipper should be sandwiched in between the exterior fabric and the lining fabric. Clip together using wonder clips.
Sew the top together using a 1/4 inch seam allowance.
When getting close to the zipper pull stop with the needle down lift the presser foot and move the zipper pull out of the way. Don’t forget to backstitch at the beginning and the end.
Then repeat for the other side of the zipper
Align the exterior pieces of fabrics with right sides together and clip with wonder clips.
repeat with the lining fabrics. Make sure to leave the zipper open before you begin sewing!
You may need to hand crank the sewing machine to get it over the zipper.
clip well and sew with 1/4” seam allowance along all four sides leaving a 3-inch hole for turning along the bottom of the lining.
Trim back the seam allowance around the bag but not the opening, clip the corners careful not to cut your stitches. This will eliminate any excess bulk.
Gently pull the bag through the small hole. Push the corners out using a turning tool.
Sew the opening closed by stitching close to the edge.
Press pouch to get rid of any wrinkles that may have occurred from the turning process.
Push the lining back into the bag. If needed, press the bag.
Congratulations you are done! I hope you've enjoyed this project!