Ellie Whittaker Pouch Cases Project



For each pencil case

Note -Read all instructions carefully before commencing the project. Please refer to 'How to make tassels' project sheet.



Step 1 - Cut one 27cm x 18cm rectangle from main fabric, lining and interfacing.

Step 2 - Fuse interfacing to wrong side of all main fabric pieces.


Step 3 - Place one interfaced rectangle right side up and centre 25cm zipper wrong side up along the top edge so fabric and zipper are right sides facing. With zipper centered, open zipper a few cm and pin in place so the edge of the zipper is aligned with the top edge of fabric.

Step 4 - Using zipper foot, sew 3mm from outer edge of zipper down open edge (stop with needle down and lift foot). Carefully close zipper, lower foot and sew to end. Remove from machine. Place one lining piece wrong side up, on top of zipper and bag piece. Pin in place, then flip work over and sew along previous stitching line. Flip the lining all the way over so the lining and bag are wrong sides together and press flat.

Step 5 - Repeat steps 3 and 4 to attach the other interfaced rectangle and lining to the other side of the zipper. Press fabric and lining away from zipper to expose zipper tape. Top stitch down each side of the zipper through main fabric, zipper and lining.


Step 6 - Open zipper half way. Pin main rectangles together with right sides facing and pin lining rectangles together with right sides facing. Sew together leaving an 8cm opening in the bottom edge of the lining, taking care when stitching across the zipper.

Step 7 - Reach in and open zipper. Clip corners and turn right side out through opening in lining. Turn seam allowance of opening in lining to the inside and press. Hand or machine stitch closed. Press well. Push lining into pencil case using a wooden chopstick to push out corners and close zipper.

Step 8 - Please refer to 'Make Your Own Tassel' project sheet for tassel zip puller.

Step 9- Plait of knot together ends of top tie to make a cord. To attach thread ends through zipper, and knot together.

Now your pouch case is ready to use.



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