quilted zipper pouch tutorial
I am one of those that work on more than one project at a time. When I do not want to do anything but just relax, I make hexies with nothing on mind. Then the time comes to use these hexies. Today I've wanted to make something simple and quick. Day by day I like making zipper pouches. This zipper pouch with hexie flowers came out nice. I hope you like it , too. I want to show you how I made it in case you want to make your own.
Now let's start!
Here I used 2 inch hexies for the front piece- 7 for the flower and 4 for the corners.
When you sew hexies together, open the hexie seams that are on the outside of the piece and press it all flat.
Then trim the panel into a rectangular. I added a 2 inch frame to the patchwork panel as I wanted it not to be so small. You can either add a frame or make it without a frame.
Now you are ready to quilt it. To make your quilted pouch, cut batting a bit larger than the front piece and baste it. Quilt the piece the way you like it. I did some hand quilting as in the photo.
Repeat these steps for the backing of the pouch also. I made the same as the front piece. You can also make it different. Creativity time!
Cut out two lining pieces the same size as your front and back pieces and get a zipper the same size.
There are different methods of sewing zipper pouches. I have another tutorial HERE that is a little bit different. You can use either this or that previous one.
Lay out the front piece -face up- and place the zipper face down with right edge lining up with the top of the front piece.
Then lay your lining on top of that -right side down.
Pin and sew them together. When you finish sewing, flip your fabric pieces so they face the right direction and press the seams.
Repeat the same process for the other side of the pouch.
When you sew both sides to the zipper, open your zipper a little bit so that you can have an opening to turn the right side on.
Open your fabric pieces to match the front and back pieces right sides together and the two lining pieces, right sides together.
Stitch around the outer edge of your whole wallet. Do not forget to leave an opening on the lining edge.
Clip your corners, press seams and flip it inside out. Stitch up the hole in the lining and your zipper pouch is ready. You are all done.
This project is so simple and a great way of using hexies to show your skills. I want to make many of these to be given as presents.