Introduction: Quick & Easy Pouch

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This is an easy to make pouch for beginner sewers.

Fabric tabs make it easy to insert the zip.

Change the fabric and measurements to create different designs for different end uses.

Step 1: Materials

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- Fabric

- Paper (for template)

- Pins

- Fabric Scissors

- Zipper

Step 2: Template

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Cut the template sized 24 cm x 21 cm, out of an A4 sheet of paper.

Step 3: Cutting Out the Pieces

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Pin the template onto the fabric and cut it out. You will need to cut two pieces out of each fabric type.

Step 4: Sewing the Two Sides

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Place the two pieces of fabric on top of each other, as shown in the picture above.

Pin these two pieces together

Use Zig Zag stitch to sew along the edge of the fabric. (24cm - top edge where the zipper will be placed)

Step 5: Zipper Foot

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Change the foot on the sewing machine, to a zipper foot.

Step 6: The Zip

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Cut out two small pieces of fabric and fold the top over and iron

Pin these two pieces to either end of the zip

Using straight stitch, sew the pieces of fabric to the zip

Step 7: Sewing the Zip

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Take the two sides and fold the zig zagged edge over by about 1 cm

Place the the front and back on the zip, as shown in the picture above.

Pin in place

With the zipper foot on the sewing machine, sew along the length of the zipper

Step 8: Trimming the Edges

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The edges of my pouch were quite messy and did not quite meet, so I took some fabric scissors and trimmed along the edges

Step 9: Sewing the Pouch

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Fold the pouch in half with right sides facing in

Pin together

Using a sewing machine sew sides and base together leaving a 1 cm seam allowance

Step 10: Zig Zagging the Edges

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Zig Zag edges to neaten

Step 11: Turn Inside Out

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Open the zipper and turn the pouch inside out

Step 12: Finished Product

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Once finished the pouch can used for multiple purposes

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