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Project Pouch Zippered Pocket

Posted on December 07, 2016 by Rae | 0 comments

ZIPPERED POCKET

 

The 10th Make of Christmas is this super quick and easy present idea from Karen.  Perfect for making sure you can see what's in each pocket, these great project pouches are a fab present for a keen sewist who's got a lot on the go all at one time!

 

You will need: 

2 strips of fabric 4 – 4 ½” x length required

Zipper – any length as it can be trimmed to size

Plastic vinyl e.g. table cover vinyl

 

These pockets can be made any size – For this tutorial I had an extra long zip and cut the vinyl 12 ½” x 20” (the smaller ones I made were approximately 8” x 13 ½”). Use a walking foot throughout.

 

  1. Fold the fabric strips in half, wrong sides together and press. (So they will be 2 – 2 ½” x length).
  2. Sew fabric strip either side of the zip. I’ve used an extra long zip and pushed the zip pull out of the way so I could sew neatly – don’t forget to slide it back within the pocket area!

 

 

  1. In the seam allowance, sew over the zip several times if it’s going to be trimmed

 

 

  1. Sew vinyl to fabric pieces to form a cylinder – clips are really useful here. Trim excess zip – do not use your good scissors! – and turn right sides out. Decide which side your zip is going to open by swivelling the fabric to the desired side.

 

 

 

  1. Fold twill or bias tape in half and sew round raw edges.

 

 

and you're done!

 

 

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Last Minute Christmas Gifts Class

Posted on November 01, 2016 by Rae | 1 comment

This week it's make 5 of our 12 Makes of Christmas.  How about getting social and coming along to our Last Minute Christmas Gifts class?

 On the morning of Saturday 10th December Jen will be running a class at Make HQ where you can get all those last minute handmade gifts whipped up.  Perfect for teacher gifts, stocking fillers and presents for those who appreciate a little handmade love - we'll be making these gorgeous, special ingredient hand-warmers and sets of cute coasters!

 

This class would be such a lovely way to start the festive season - a perfect parent/child class (think pressies for teachers/ grandparents/ brothers, sisters and friends) or for a group of you to come along for a pre-Christmas get together with a twist.  Whatever the reason for coming along there'll be sewing and mince pies - a perfect morning!

See here now for more details and to book!

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