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Magic pouch tutorial

Pouch with two separated zipper compartments. Tutorial & Pattern
 This is a pouch with two separated zipper compartments for phone, money, keys etc.

Finished Size: 8”W x 5 ½”H

- 2 co-ordinated FQ of fabric:
- One fat quarter of quilting weight cotton/vinyl or cork for Body
- One fat quarter of quilting weight cotton for Lining pockets
 - ¼ yard fusible medium woven fusible interfacing
- Pellon SF101 Shape-Flex
- Vilene G700
 - One fat quarter of fusible fleece
- Pellon 987F
- Vilene H630
 - Coordinating thread, rotary cutter or scissors and general sewing supplies
- Erasable marking pen
- Two 7 ½” zippers - One ¾” swivel hook
- Zipper foot (optional) 

- Also measure and cut:
 - Wristlet strap - Cut 1 ¾”W x 18 ⅛”L, cut the same measure of interfacing 

 - If you use vinyl or cork, use clips instead of pins and use a longer stitch length, too. Vinyl and cork do not need to be interfaced. You can not press vinyl or cork from the right side, but you can usually press it from the wrong side at a lower heat setting. Use a Teflon pressing cloth. Do a test swatch first. Alternatively, you can often use fabric glue to secure instead of pressing. You may need to adjust the thread tension and the presser foot tension. 

 Sewing Tips: 
 Seam allowance: is 1/4” (7 mm), unless otherwise specified. 
WST/WS: an abbreviation that stands for Wrong Side Together OR Wrong Side which indicates which way the fabrics should face. 
RST/RS: an abbreviation that stands for Right Side Together OR Right Side which indicates which way the fabrics should face. 
Basting Stitch: Sewing using a longer stitch length. 
Topstitch: Sewing using a longer stitch length.

Fabric Cut List:
- Body (pattern piece A) - Cut 2 exterior fabric, 2 medium woven fusible interfacing , 2 fusible fleece (pattern piece A1)
- Lining pockets (pattern piece A) - Cut 4 lining fabric, 4 medium woven fusible interfacing (pattern piece A1)
- Tab (pattern piece B) - Cut 1 exterior fabric, 1 medium woven fusible interfacing
- Zipper tabs (pattern piece C) - Cut 8 exterior fabric
- Wristlet strap - Cut 1 ¾”W x 18 ⅛”L, cut the same measure of interfacing

A 1” (2.5 cm) test square is included with the pattern pieces
The pattern pieces include SA. 

Preparation and Cutting: 

1- Print and cut out all paper pattern pieces along the solid black lines. On the wrong side of the fabrics, trace and cut the pieces from the exterior fabric and lining fabric. Repeat to cut the woven interfacing and fleece.

2- Fuse the interfacing to the wrong side of the fabrics. Fuse the fleece to the Body making sure to center it so the seam allowance is even.

 Preparing the Tab:
1- Grab your tab piece, and fold it in half lengthwise, creating a crease down the center. Open it up, and fold the raw edges in to meet that line.
2- You will now have a tab that has each long side folded to the center and then each side folded to each other again. Top stitch at 1/8" along the edges of both sides. Set aside for now.
 Wristlet strap:
1- Take your wristlet strap piece, and fold it in half lengthwise to create a fold. Open it up and fold in the raw edges to meet that line and press. Fold it in half again and press. Now, if you open it up, it should have 3 lines pressed into it.
 2- Slip your swivel hook onto the wristlet.
3- Open up the ends of the strap, and place them right sides together (RST). Sew them together at ¼” seam allowance (SA).
 4- Press the seam open, and topstitch along the edge at 1/8” SA, making sure to move the swivel hook out of the way as you go. Repeat the top stitching on the other side too.
5- Flat the wristlet so the seam is just above the swivel hook and make a stitch to close the strap. Set aside for now.
1- Place one zipper tab on your work surface RS up. Then place your zipper on top, WS up aligned with the right side of the zipper tab. Then place a 2nd zipper tab RS down and pin all 3 layers together. Sew at 1/4" SA.
2- Press zipper tabs away from zipper and then topstitch 1/8” from the folded edge. Trim excess zipper tabs so they are even with the width of the zipper.  The zipper teeth showing between the ends should be 6 ½”. 
 Sewing the zippers:

 1- Centralize and pin/clip a closed zipper facing down on the right side of the exterior Body, take one of the lining pockets and lay it with WS up on top of the zipper matching the zipper edge with the top raw edge of the fabric
2- Using a zipper foot, sew at a 1/4” seam allowance along the pinned edge. You may need to stop, lift the foot, and move the zipper pull. Trim the excess.
3- Turn and press the fabrics away from zipper (the fabrics should now be wrong sides together).
 4- Turn the body and lining pocket wrong sides together and repeat the same steps for the   other side of the pouch. Press and iron.
 5- Repeat the last steps(1,2,3) to pin and sew the remaining zipper to the other edge of the  exterior Body at ¼”, making sure the zipper pull is on the same side.
6- Once finished it should be like in the fig.1.
7- Now from the zipper, mark a distance of 1” and place your strap to the right side of the exterior Body, clip and baste at 1/8”.
 8- To finish the other lining pocket, flip the other side of the body right side for the zipper. The zipper teeth should be face up on the right side of the fabric. Then, place the lining over the zipper, clip and seam at ¼”. Turn and press well. 
 9- It should look something like this when you are finished(fig.2).
10- First, make sure both zippers are completely open.  When you get to the zippers, fold the zipper tabs so that the fold is towards the Lining pockets (rather than the Body), then pin in place. Pin all around until the entire rectangle is closed.
11- Sew around at 1/4” seam allowance, leaving a 6” turning hole.
12- Trim the seam allowance down to 1/8” except at the turning hole.
 13- Carefully turn right side out through the hole. Push all corners out with your finger, or something pointy (but not sharp).
 14- Press the entire pouch flat. Pull the lining pocket with turning hole outside of the pocket and fold the raw edges inward, then press. Edge stitch the hole closed and tuck the lining pockets back inside. Clip the Wristlet strap onto the tab and you're done!!!

Pouch with two separated zipper compartments. Tutorial & Pattern


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