How to Sew a Pouch

This pouch can hold different little things.
(hand sewed)

note: you could make this without the sheep, with a different design on the front, with a different material, or with your own twist. This is just how I made mine.

Step 1: Supplies

My main material is an old t-shirt
The body of the sheep is from a sock (a clean sock that i kept some of the fabric from)
The head, hoofs, and ear of the sheep is from an old t-shirt scrap
A needle
A button
Sharpie marker (black)

(sorry i didn't take a picture of all of the materials together before i made it)

Step 2: Cut Out a Rectangle

Cut out a rectangle for your main material.

Make sure that the rectangle is a good size to fold 2 times. (look at the pictures to see what i mean)

Step 3: Making the Sheep

I made the sheep first, so I would know what color thread I would be using. If you don't want a sheep or animal or any extra thing then you can skip to step 4.

For my sheep I cut out a cloud like shape from an old (clean) sock that was green and black. Then I cut out an oval, 2 rectangles, and a triangle for the head, hoofs, and ear.

Then I sewed them on using a running stitch (i believe that is what  kind of stitch it is)

I also added details to the sheep using a black sharpie marker.

Step 4: Sewing the Rectangle

I used a blanket stitch around the rectangle (except the bottom) while it was folded once.

I used 2 threads to highlight the stitch. I used green and white (the sheep gave the color ideas)

I started at the bottom right, then sewed all the way around (up, then left, then down) to the bottom left.

(yes at the top you are not sewing 2 pieces of cloth together. the stitch is just for the style)

Step 5: More Sewing

Now you are going to do more blanket stitching at the opening to make it more noticeable.

I used light green and blue-green thread for more style.

I went from right to left, but left to right is fine (whatever floats your boat)

Step 6: Button

Last is the button. I just cut a slit in the flap and sewed around it for a while. Then I sewed on the button behind the slit (on the fabric behind it). Then you can close the pouch (using the button).

Then the pouch is done :D

*my second instructable*



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    4 years ago on Introduction

    Very cute! Love the sheeps little touch, and I love the colours. Very simple to follow!

    GreyBird HeartChrysN

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    Thank you! ^-^ ______________________________________________________________
    I wasn't sure that it would look that great with the green plaid, but I think it turned out nice :D