Crafts · Sewing

Sewing Project: How to Sew a Drawstring Pouch

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Hello! I’m doing another post for this project, a Drawstring bag! This is super easy and I goanna show you how to do it.

This is super cute design fabric. I bought it at Spotlight, Cotton and I super love the printing designs! AWWW.

I will defiantly just go back again and again to buy those super nice and cute fabrics prints!

I do found some online too! but they are all Pre Cut Printed Craft Fabric, suitable for small projects like pouches, mini bags etc.. Check them out! You might get what you want too! It’s best to try it with small portion 🙂

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Step 1:

Prepare 2 piece of main fabric which is the body of the bag, Go with the size that you want it to be, can be a square or rectangle shape.

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Face the fabric wrong side to wrong side to each other.

Mark out 2 Inches from the top corner side, then leave 1 Inch gap. same to both side. This is to insert the string to the hole later on.

Pin both fabric in place if you want to then sew from the 2 inches down, Skip the 1 Inch gap and sew down continue.

*Remember do not sew the 1 Inch gap. If you sew you won’t be able to insert the string in.

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After sewing, turn it right side out, and will look something like this.

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Step 2:

Turn back inside again, Iron flat the side first so that when you can see the gap nicely and easy to fold and insert the string later.

This is the 1 Inch gap, you will have a gap in the middle of both side.

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Step 3:

Once you Iron, we goanna do the box up shape.

Turn it wrong side out. Right at the end of the tip, place it flat like a triangle shape.

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Measure a 2 inches, Mark out a line and Sew. This is up to you depends on you want the pouch to be big or small.

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Trim off the excess and will looks like this. Do it for both sides.

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Step 4:

Now lets do the top part. Which is to insert the Bias tape in. But first have to iron and press the fabric. This is to have the mark line and easier to sew down the edges.

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Fold an 1/2 inch, Iron and Press then Sew it. Then fold another 1 inch until you see the side is open as the picture shown. The hole here is to insert the string in.

**I know this part a bit hard to understand here. But do ask me any questions, I will be glad to assist you if I can. 🙂

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Step 5:

The last step is to insert the Bias tape. You can use either String, or Bias Tape or even SELRES_5a16cac0-392b-4e49-b81b-19657301a99bRibbonsSELRES_5a16cac0-392b-4e49-b81b-19657301a99b it’s up to you to decide. 🙂 For Bias Tape, You will need about 12mm wide. Mostly will be 3 yard long.

Prepare 2 String with the length about 20 Inches maybe. I advise to prepare as long as you want so can trim it off later on. Use a Safety pin, pin on the string

Slowly Pull thru the hole until back to the same side. Same for both side. So each side will have 2 string. 

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There! And you are done!

You can add designs or DIY to the pouch if you are using plain fabrics. But I prefer to use printed ones. It’s looks kind of cute thou. ^^

Hope this helps you! Feel free to ask me questions!

My tutorial video is up! >> Check out now! <<

HAPPY SEWING!

Crafts · Sewing

Sewing Project: How to Sew a Envelope Laptop Case

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Hi There! Welcome to my blog! I goanna share with you another project which I did recently.

So, I did watch some videos tutorials from others and I decide to make one myself. And I wish to share around my work too! It’s not as easy as I thought to sew a laptop case.

I can say the hardest part is when I sew the stitches which turns out not really nice. And what I did was I sew 2-3 times, so it became like 2 sewing lines. This are the skills you need to learn and do it yourself and see how it feels or looks.

After sewing a few times using sewing machine, I felt that sewing machine is definitely nicer than hand sewing, especially for big project like laptop case. Pencil case not really! Cause it more for beginner, so it would be nice if you practice start from sewing a Pencil case.

Material needed:

Step 1:

Fold your fabric into half to a long rectangle shape.

I align my main fabric which you want it to be the front, and second layer is the fleece, and lastly the lining.

There are a few type of fusible fleece, they have the Iron on ones, Thermoweb Heat N Bond High Loft Iron On Fusible Fleece White 20″X36″ 3339 (4-Pack), Pellon PLF36 Ultra Lightweight Fusible Interfacing. Can use to make your project stable, because fabric is kind of soft and turns out to be no support, won’t look nice too without the fleece. With the fleece it looks elegant and more stable.

Step 2:

Next I iron a bit for both side to make it neat for the fabric.

Measure your laptop with the fabric, then cut the shape out to a long Rectangular shape. You may need to cut slightly wider, to make a seam allowance later on. leave about 1″ inch more for the seam allowance.

Once you measure, use a fabric marker to mark out the sewing area that you want to sew later. To prevent for sewing slanted lined. Its good to mark it out.

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Before you sew, turn the fabric to the wrong side and sew. Sew straight up all the way. (The image show I did not sew straight up, So Just sew all the way up will do.)

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So it’s turns out to be like that 😦 but it good to practice more and get rid of the sewing machine. Now I know a bit on how to use the machine, you just have to use your two hands, one in front, one behind to control the fabric. start from slow speed on your machine. Slowly slide thru the fabric, and you will get a straight line stitches. Use the measurement on your sewing machine so that you know how many inches for the seam allowance This need more practice for sure!

I’m used straight stitch  all the way. To make it more secure, you can do a reverse/ backstitch  on the starting and ending point. Means the area that you goanna start stitch and the ending.

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I did a envelope laptop case, which I think it easier then the zipper case one. Maybe for beginners should be okay.

For the Triangle top is for the case cover, just like a envelope shape.

Step 3:

After you sew the sides, next is the top part for the cover.

Measure about 10″ From the laptop pocket top, mark it out. Fold to half horizontal. Facing the lining side. Then sew a line thru and cut off the excess.

Once sew and cut off, flip thru and you will see a triangle.

Now you can see the line that you sew is the middle line from of the triangle from the picture.

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And you are done with the sewing! Lastly, just add a button.

Step 4:

For the button I use a magnetic ones. Is like the magnetic clip. Locate on where you want to put, make sure its balance. Put your laptop in and try it out and you can sew it once you are sure with the alignment. Use a marker to mark out so it’s easy to sew. No worries about the marking, it will cover up once you sew in the button.

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And Tadah! Pink Polka-dots Envelope Laptop Case. Now I have my own case, I can bring out easily.

Make your own simple envelope Laptop case!

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I totally love it even thou the sewing line not really nice, but anyway is in the inside so not really that obvious also. Ha Ha!

Hope this guide helps you! If you have any question, can feel free to ask me in the comment! I will be glad to help you out.

HAPPY SEWING!