Monday, June 27, 2011

Zippered pouch

I needed something to carry around all my diabetes supplies when I'm at work and on the go, so I made this cute and custom little zippered pouch.

It's incredibly easy to make, here's a tutorial:

Cut four pieces of fabric to the desired size of your finished bag. Two pieces of the outside fabric and two of the lining. Place the outside fabric and the lining with right sides together and then put your zipper between them.

Using the zipper foot on your machine, sew the fabrics to one side of the zipper.
Flip your fabrics to the side and repeat with the other two pieces of fabric on the other side of the zipper.

When you open up your piece, the fabrics now have the wrong sides facing. Open the zipper now (if you don't you won't be able to turn your pouch inside out later on!)

Now bring the right sides of the lining together and the right sides of the outside together and pin. Sew around the entire piece just leaving a 2 inch gap on the lining side to turn your pouch out. Cut the excess zipper off.

Turn the piece inside out and poke the corners out so they are nice and sharp! Sew the gap closed that you used to turn the fabric through.

Tuck the lining into the pouch, and voila!

These can be made to any size and are perfect for all sorts of storage from shoes to cosmetics.

Even crappy bottles of insulin, glucometers, and syringes....
but hey, at least it looks cute!

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