Crafts · Sewing

How to Sew a Pop Up Pouch (Sewing)

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Here is a post on How to Sew a Pop Up pouch. You will find this pouch very familiar cause usually will see it outside, like to store spectacle, or sunglasses pouch? Yup! I guess so! So I decide to make this pouch. It’s seems to be easy and it’s really easy 😉 And it might suitable for beginners who want to make this ^^.

Materials needed:

  • fabrics & lining
  • metal pop up
  • pins and clips

Let’s check out the steps!

Step 1:

Cut 4 fabric pieces, For the size it can be any size which is convenient to you. You can also measure according to your Pop up metal length.

2 for lining size 5 x 7″

2 outer fabric size 5 x 7″

Measure the top of your fabric and lining piece 1/2 inches in both sides. Mark a line for clearer reference.

After measurement, for the lining piece sew down both side together and leave a gap at the bottom for turning. Do a back-stitch for starting and ending. Outer Piece just sew down both side and bottom. It will look as picture shown below. 

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Step 2:

Align both piece from the opening part to each other. Means the top part opening and pin to each other.

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Step 3:

Sew down the area that you pin it. Until you reach the marking line from step 1. Always remember to do a back-stitch for starting and ending part.

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Step 4:

Once you sew, turn it over. Cut out the excess if needed before turn it over. Make sure all the corners are push out nicely and just press using an iron.

Then fold down the top part until the edge. (as picture shown) Pin or clip it in place.

Sew down the side where the opening side are. (refer to the picture below)

I’m using a metal pop up for the pouch to open and close. It will look something like the picture below.

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Step 5:

Once you done, slot in the metal piece to the hole where you sewed.

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There! And you are DONE! At first I thought it would hard to insert the metal piece, but to be honest, is not as hard as I thought! And I made it! You can too! Try it and have some fun making it.

I will do up a tutorial sooner or later! Please do check out my updates! Hope you have fun doing this project! Do leave me some comments or like or share to help me for my post for people out there who are interested in making this pouch! It’s great for a gift to a friend or families.

HAPPY SEWING!

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 perfect zip pouch

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Hello! Welcome to my another post on “How to Sew a Perfect Zip Pouch”. This time round using sewing machine! I’ve tried the hand sew one, but frankly speaking sewing machine is kind of fun to sew! I kind of fall in love with it. Ha Ha!

Of cause sewing machine will need more time and skills to learn how to use it and take in more practice. But when you start to know how to use it step by step, nothing goanna tear you down and you can just sew very easily. Within one day/ half day you can finish one small project.

Here is how I do it:

Materials needed:

  1. Fabric
  2. Zipper
  3. Sewing Machine

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Cut out 2 piece of outer fabric, 2 piece of lining fabric.

You also need a zipper which is about 7″ long or it up to your choice how big you want the pouch to be. Like wallet size or a pouch to keep all your stuff in to carry out.

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Assemble the lining piecefacing down, if you are using plain ones and both side are the same, it’s okay to go with any side. Then place the zip accordingly with the right side facing up, lastly is the outer piece align right side facing down.

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Then use pin to pin in line so that it won’t go out of line, and you are ready to sew. Before you start sew, there is something need to take note of, which is the zipper head/puller. Sew start from after the puller, which is lower a bit just below the puller. Go ahead and sew it.

Zippers come with lots of sizes, types of zipper head/ puller. Depends on what project you do and just go with the zipper size to cut out the fabric. You can even find lots of variety colours online.

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As you can see the puller part to the top is not sew yet.

Now you have to sew this part, pull down the puller a bit, flip to the correct side and sew all the way to close the line. Now you finish the part 1.

Next step, is about the same.

Take your second piece of lining right side facing up, then place Part 1 fabric facing up,puller to the right side, then the place second outer piece facing down. Pin it together and sew it.

Sew it exactly same as the Part 1 and the zipper using same method.

And there! you have look something like a body of a pouch.

Iron it by slightly pressing it a bit, not too hard.

Pressing it will give the fabric more firm and steady.

Now, zip down the zipper. Take the fabric open up face outer to outer piece and lining to lining piece. *This part a bit complicated to explain here but I will try my best.

Once you face the fabric as mention, align the zip right side to right side as shown in the picture. Hold it down, pin or clip it so it won’t go out of line. Same goes to the bottom of the zip. Once you done with zip, pin all the side for sewing. Leave an opening, you can use you hand making a stone shape hole size on the lining side to turn it over later on.

Once you sew it and you are done!

Turn it over, adjust the side corner.

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Surprisingly, I can sew a few with like 1 hour. It’s really get easier if you get use to the sewing. This one really great for beginner and I do like the result compare to the first time I did. This time round with correct alignment and nicely sew. I bet you will love it too! Feel free to try it and do share with me, I will be glad to see your project too!

HAPPY SEWING!

Crafts

Project Guide from Cath Kidston Sewing Book (For Beginner)

Hello! I want to share with you guys about this book ” Caith Kidston Sewing Book” on Sewing projects. It’s meant to be for beginners and I find it quite useful.

I can easily understand the steps on how to do it. What I did was I try out a project on ” How to Sew a Pencil Case“. and it’s turn up to be perfect, and what’s comes to my mind was will it stable for a long time? well, that’s when your skill challenge you. Try out something that is easy for you to do first before you sew a project that you want. A pencil case is a easiest project among all to practice. I do have a post on “ How to sew a Pencil Case“. If you are interested to get this book just click on the image below!

For local store, I found it at Orchard, Kinokuniya book store. You can actually borrow from the Library too. I bought it so that I can keep refer to it for doing my projects. (:

This book have projects from easiest to upgraded projects. Here is a short review on the book which I’ve bought.

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I took this image of the content for reviews. They are lots of item to be sew and learn from this book. They also have embroidery with different pattern to try out, hand stitches and skills to use for. With help on a list of stitches given shown in the book, try out sorts of different sewing pattern to build up your skill.

They do have other series that you might like it too! Get your very own now and start sewing!

They do have other series on different sewing book –

This one is more on sewing on simple projects!

If you like to sew patches, this is more on sewing patch projects. Make your favourite designs!

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I’m now inspired with lots of sewing project like Barbie clothing sewing, accessories sewing like pencil case etc. Do check out my post on Crafts Tab.

Happy Sewing! (:

Crafts · Sewing

Tips on Getting your first Sewing Machine For Sewing beginners Projects

Tips on Getting your first Sewing Machine For Sewing beginners Projects

Recently I’ve been doing hand sewing for some small projects like Barbie appeals or accessories. Slowly I felt sewing is quite fun and I start to love it when I hand sew small projects watching some videos tutorial guide. Write down some notes will be the best, to give yourself some ideas on what to sew.

I am still at beginner stage and I just decided to get a sewing machine with some function that can play around.

Some things you have to know first before you decide to buy or use a sewing machine. Some safety caution and choosing a sewing machine especially for beginners.

For beginners don’t have to use super good ones but with some better featuresand functions. To prevent for regretting, do get advise from the shop sales person. It’s best to have a good relation with the retailer as they will help give you better advise and introduce you to a better sewing machine which suits you and easy to manage that would be your concern.

If you are sewing for long term, I suggest to get a better and with a few features sewing machine. Cause it’s more stable and you won’t have to think of upgrading anytime soon. And most important it’s suits you and great for beginner. Take your time and look for great deal outside stall. Remember don’t rush to get it. 🙂 Cause it’s really quite pricey and have to go within your budget. Ya!

Here are some things need to know before you buy :

Budget –

Ask yourself what’s your budget. Try to go within the budget. Shop around and look for great deals. Some may come with valuable items like “extension table”. Make sure you get a new and come with warranty ones, well that’s common sense. For most of electronics product. 🙂 Next is the quality, for quality wise just get a new ones and come with features that you will need the most. E.g. like Stitches, Button Foot.

Now mainly retailer shop are selling electronics ones, portable and light weight. (7Kg). Well if you have old machines, it would be great to keep it. It’s also good to try it for practice first before you get a new ones. Get use to it. Advisable for beginners. I recently just start to use electronics ones. I bought mine at $228(SGD), Model: Brother AS2730S. Come with extension table, and come with a few accessories too. even come with a machine covers as well.

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Machines Features –

My retailer introduce me with 27 stitches, that come with free extension table, Button foot. For stitches, most machine should have Zig Zag Stitch & Straight Stitch to go along. This 2 are the most common will use for sewing machine.

At first, My mind wouldn’t know what I really want or need with a sewing machine. And I not very sure which kind to get, for beginner. So I did ask for advise from my retailer, before that I did some research which helps me get to know more about sewing machine, their features, functions and best is to help me as I’m still a beginner to sewing machines. Previously I did hand sewing too!

Tips: For starting, you can just try out hand sewing for practicing. Then slowly research on sewing with machines.

I was too tempted to try out machine sewing. I just suddenly have the interest in sewing which I don’t know why. I did seen my granny did since I was young and I regretted that I never learn from her. So when you are young, learn whatever you have. ^.^ That’s like the best gift from the older generation.

Machines Accessories

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Attachment and feet is most important item for a machine. It depend on what product you sew.

If you are sewing a Quilt, you will probably need a Walking foot, Spring action foot & 1/4 inches foot. Mainly for Quilter.

For Garment Sewing, commonly will need Zipper foot, Overcast stitching foot, Buttonhole foot & Button attaching foot.

Expensive machines comes with more selection of feet, No. of stitches while budget ones have lesser selections. Most of the accessories feet cost about $30-$50. Extension table will cost about $60-$80(SGD).

If you are looking for a sewing machine, electronic ones do check out mine post on mine machine. 🙂

Happy Sewing!

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