As promised, I wanted to share this quick tutorial with you all from Ryleigh’s lesson yesterday in Day 2 of our Kids Sewing Series.
The dimensions you use can vary to give you a variety of sizes, making this super versatile. We’ve used them for gift giving, books or gift cards are perfect in them! They can store small toys and treasures or you can get fancy and use a laminated fabric to make re-usable sandwich/snack bags. Really the possibilities are endless!
For this one I started with 2 rectangles cut 7″x 10.5″.
Fold one piece in half so the long sides match.
Using a ruler, lined up with the folded corner, measure down 3″ and cut.
Repeat with the second piece.
Starting at the bottom, sew around all edges, leaving a 3″ gap to turn it right side out.
Turn right side out, clip all corners (being careful not to go through your stitching) and then press.
Now, for a way to close our pouch. You could do a button here if you’d like, or snaps, but for this one we are using velcro. The best way i’ve found to be sure the closures line up is to fold it up as if it was finished. Take a pen or something similar and press down in the location you want your closure. As long as you press hard enough, you will see the indentions on both sides and can easily mark the spots.
Lastly, stitch across the shortest straight edge and then fold the bottom up as shown and top stitch from one corner all the way around to the other.
I’d love to hear your ideas on what else these could be used for! And if you’ve made any please link up in the comments, I love seeing your projects!!
Here is another one Ry made, this one is storing Shopkins 🙂