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

How to Sew a Simple Wallet – Beginner Project (Sewing)

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Hello! Sorry guys! I was busy figure out how to sew this simple wallet. Here is the guide post on “How to Sew a Simpler Wallet”, with card slots and zip pocket. A friendly and easy project for beginner.

Let’s prepare the material and follow me step by step. ^^

Material:

  • Cotton Fabric or Canvas

For the fabric I choose canvas but of cause you can choose other like cotton but need to add in batting. As for canvas also same, need to add in some batting to make it more firm and steady. Some cotton fabric are very lightweight type, try not to use that kind, other than that should be fine.

  • Zipper

As for zipper I use those YKK brand, just get a size that you want. With matching colors or you can mix and match with what you feel like it. Some with nice pulley, or you can add your own pendant.

I used Batting Iron On ones. This batting that I’m using is quite soft, and if I want to use it to do wallet, I might need to put more than one piece. There are different type of Fusible and Batting, if you can pass by any local store, they will have some samples to feel the textures, or can just ask for assistance on which to buy.

A Rotary cutter is somehow easier to cut out fabric in a straight line, Make sure you get a cutting mat too! These are the tools that helps me, each time I cut my fabric I get frustrated without cutting it straight. So I do love this cutters.

Is good to have a quilt ruler cause it might be easier to see and measure at the correct size. Then cut with a rotary cutter and a cutting mat. Perfect match! 😀

Ok, lets get to work! Lets start.

 Measurement:

Outer Piece: 9 x 4.5″ x2pcs

Inner piece: 9 x 5″ x2pcs (I use both same designs) 

Card slots: 4.5 x 19″

Zip pocket : 4.5 x 3.5 x 1 pc , 3.5 x 3.5 x 1 pc

Zipper 6/7″ (to be cut off the excess)

Prepare 4 piece of fabric, 2 inner piece with the size 9 x 5″, Outer piece 9 x 4.5″

Let’s name it as 9 x 5″ A & B, 9 x 4.5″ A & B.

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Zip Pockets:

Place your zipper with the zipper head facing up, pointing right side, align the zip pocket piece 3.5 x .3.5″ facing down and pin to the TOP of the zipper.

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Then turn your zipper over which the head will be facing the left and pin it to the TOP of the zipper with 3.5 x 4.5″ piece. Means align both pieces with the 3.5″ sides to the zipper.

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So it will like this , the top will be balance and same alignment.

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Turn it over, bring the longer piece to the back.

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Card Slots:

*Take the Card Slots piece right side face down, fold down 3″ from the top. Turn it over, place a un use card(Do NOT USE CREDIT CARD or Personal card) to the slot as picture shown. Hold the card and fold from bottom  up.

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Place your card on the fabric with a little GAP on TOP, then fold by using your fingertip to hold the card and fold until the TOP of the card but leave a GAP where you can see the card so that you can grab the card.

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Iron and press lightly to make a crease line.  Total you will have 4 pockets with 3 crease line for card slots. (Refer to image below)

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So, it will look something like that.

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Wallet Inner Body:

Take the Outer piece A (9 x 4.5″), align the zip pocket and the card slot and pin it together first before sew.

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Then cut out a piece of betting slightly smaller size, best is to use Iron on betting. Iron on to outer piece B.

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Align and pin it together and sew the sides.

*Do take note of the zipper side, open the zipper slightly a bit cause when you sew it will hit the zipper head if you don’t open the zip.

While sewing, hold the zipper teeth together to have a nice closure.

Do a back-stitch on the zipper part. Cut off the excess zipper.

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Next, Cut a Strap piece with 2 or 2.5 inch wide. Or you can use a bias tape. To sew over top edges of the body piece, to give a nice edge. Fold the piece into half and sew.

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Notes Pocket:

Place of the Inner piece A (9 x 5″) right side facing up (as picture shown below)

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then place B piece right side facing down on top of the outer piece A.

Pin it around the side, leave a gap on the top part of the Notes Pocket.

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Sew all 3 sides and half of the top side with a opening gap. (To turn over later on). I like to leave a bigger gap, cause it will be easier to turn over.

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Once you done, you have completed the project! Do testing by putting some coins or cards in.

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If you want more card slots, you can skip the coins pocket replace with some more card slots. Or if you can DIY other designs like coin pocket at the back of the wallet is also fine.

I will do up a tutorial to help you understand more with this project! Stay tune on my tutorial updates! 🙂

HAPPY SEWING!

Crafts · Sewing

Sewing Project: Hand Sew a Zip Pouch / Wallet

Hello! Welcome to my blog! I’m wondering what project can sew for my next project, I came out an idea of sewing this small little wallet pouch. With easy and beautiful design fabric which I bought from my local retailer shop.

I’m Posting this post on How to sew a Zip wallet/Pouch. I just randomly did this and I will guide thru step by step.

Materials you need:

Needle & Thread

– pair of scissor

Zipper (cheap one will do, go ahead and use good one as your choice.)

Fabric of your choice

Ruler

Fold the fabric to 2 pieces, Cut fabric with size length 20cm, width 13cm. Same for fabric and lining.

Turn the fabric to the face from good side to good side and sew the side with straight or Mattress stitch. Only sew left and right side. Leave the top side for the zipper.

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So when you turn back outside, it will look like this. With nice hem. This is why I love to use this stitch. (Picture shown on hand sew)

Same goes to the lining, sew 2 side.

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Once you’re done, Slot the lining in to the main fabric facing good side.

Align the zip to the fabric and sew on. You may use needle to mark the part that you want to sew, it’s makes it easier.

For the ending of the zip, you can sew it to the fabric from the inside. Try to adjust then sew to secure it.

And you’re done!

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Came across one of my local shop that sells most of the crafts accessories, i found a leather label which can match my wallet. It’s turns out perfectly fit my wallet. I love this little label is a little girl with a little pet dog. bought it at $3.50. It’s very easy to put on, come with a small round pin for the 4 sides hole. Just have to mark out the position which you want it to put on the fabric. And you are done! One hand sew wallet with a label on it. Just like your own brand! This hand sew may not look nice but I will keep practice and at the same time I will post on how’s my progress going. Enjoy!

Do check out my another post on How to sew a perfect Zip Pouch using sewing machine!

Happy Sewing! 

 

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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! (: