| Marni Weaver
I am happy to be here today sharing a twist on one of my favorite patterns - the curvy zipper pouch. Today I will be showing how to turn one pouch into a trio set.
I love this pouch, especially in the smaller size. Isn't the mini adorable?
Add the nature themed fabric from DailyLike Canada and the pouches are perfection.
- Cotton Oxford for exterior - I used Landscape Oxford for L/S size pouches and Soar Oxford for M size.
- Cotton fabric for lining
- 3 zippers under the size 12"
- Disappearing fabric pen
- Sewing machine and supplies
- Iron and ironing board
- Curvy Zipper Pattern
Note that the curvy zipper pouch is available in my online store.
A couple things to consider before we get started:
- Metal zippers can be difficult to work with. I suggest lengthening the stitch length and then slowly sewing over the zipper. You can always use a regular zipper.
- This pouch has a tab at one end. I love this feature, as it makes for a really wide pouch opening.
- On my blog, HaberdasheryFun, I share a unique approach to sewing the top curve. It is also ok to attach the zipper the regular "old fashioned" way.
- For an extra study pouch, use interfacing on both the exterior and interior fabrics.
- If re-sizing the pouch as per this post, use a 1/4" - 3/8" seam allowance.
To make a trio of pouches:
- Print the original Curvy Zipper Pattern.
- Place the pattern into the photocopier and use the ratio options to resize the pattern. Always start from the original pattern. Resize to 75% and print, resize to 65% and print and lastly, resize to 50% and print. It's that simple..!
- These smaller pattern pieces fit on a letter size piece of paper. To get a full pattern you can 1) Fold along the CF line, staple together and then cut the pattern out. 2) Print 2 copies and tape along the CF line.
Head to my blog for the full tutorial, but here is a quick run down on the steps:
- Cut your pattern pieces - 2 outside, 2 lining and 1 zipper tab.
- Measure and trim zipper down to size. Quick tip - add 1/8" - 1/4" to each top side seam allowance. Trim the zipper down to this new measurement. This extra wiggle room helps turn a great zipper corner.
- Trim zipper to size [at one end]. Turn and fold zipper tab. Insert tab over raw zipper end and sew.
- Sew the zipper along the top edge of front pouch. Repeat for back side. Note that you can use either method for attaching zipper. My original blog post gives a fun approach, but the regular old fashioned way works just as great.
- Sew the zipper to the lining front. Repeat for the back side.
- Open zipper. Place outside pieces, right sides facing. Pin. Place lining pieces, right sides facing. Pin. Sew together with a smaller seam allowance. Remember to leave a small opening at the lining bottom edge.
- Sew all 4 boxed corners.
- Turn right side out. Pin lining bottom edge together and sew.
That's it! Hope you like this fun idea for making a trio set.