Sunday, March 11, 2012

"B" is for Barbie

Sew: Barbie silhouette pouches

Birthday party favors for my girl #2 who is turning 6.

Complete with pink and white polka dot lining:

And some candy goodies:

Here's how I made the Barbie pouches:

1. Using the cupcake toppers graphic I ordered from Party Paper Creations on Etsy, take a screenshot of the silhouette and print in black and white.
Trace the outline of the silhouette with a black Sharpie:

2. Apply double sided fusible webbing to the wrong side of black cotton fabric.
Using a light box place the silhouette right side down then fabric right side down on top:

3. Trace outline of silhouette onto paper fusible backing:

4. Cut out fabric on traced line, be extra careful around the eyelashes:

5. Iron silhouette onto pink cotton circle, in the end I used 3.5" circles:

6. Prepare pouch pieces:

1 - cotton canvas 10" x 14"
1 - med. weight fusible interfacing 10" x 14"
2 - polka dot lining 10" x 7"
1 - 9" pink zipper
(I buy the zippers in bulk from zip-it on Etsy, she has tons of colors and sizes.)

7. Iron interfacing to wrong side of canvas piece.
Pin pink circle centered on canvas:

8. Zig zag stitch around pink circle.
Add black french knots on the inside edge of stitches:

9. Add white ribbon bow to ponytail with tack stitch.
Be sure to fray chek the ends.

10. Now place zipper at top edge, then lining piece right side down.
Use a zipper foot to sew seam.

11. Be sure to top stitch lining down into pouch as seen here:
This will prevent the lining from getting caught in the zipper.

12. Repeat process for other side of zipper attaching to other end of canvas:

13. Then sew side seams and miter corners:

14. Trim off the mitered pieces and turn right side out:

15. Press lining side seams open and press in raw edge 1/2" at bottom.
Straight stitch bottom edge shut:

16. Push lining down into pouch.
Add ribbon to zipper pull, again use fray chek on cut ends:

17. Fill with candy or treats:

Ready for all the girls at the party:

And still so sweet on it's own, Barbie you never grow old.

Disclaimer: The Barbie silhouette image belongs to Party Paper Creations and needs to be purchased from the Etsy shop for personal use.

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  1. These are awesome! You've got one lucky girl!!

  2. Geniale!!!!complimenti e baci!!!

  3. These are so cute! I l♥ve Barbie!

  4. Really LO-VE-LY !!!!!
    Danielle is right, your daughter is very lucky!!!

  5. I love these so much! Pinning them!

  6. These are SO cute! Lucky girls to get to come home with one of these!

  7. Here I was all proud of myself for making some of your pouches for Pip's birthday party (which were a big hit btw!!) and then I visit and see your Barbie decoration. I bow to your awesomeness--these are fantastic!!

    And this just confirms it. I know you don't sleep. You just get too much done to do that too.

  8. What lucky girls to get one of those as a party favor. I think those are just wonderful.

  9. My little one is too young to be into Barbie yet, but I think this is so cute! Saving this post for a few years down the road when I am sure we will have a Barbie bash! Stopping by from Homework.

  10. Those are so cute! What a lucky little girl~she's going to have a fun party.

  11. how fun are those! you've got a lucky little girl!

  12. WOW! This is too cute!

    Mrs. Delightful

  13. Too cute! Thanks for the tutorial! I love Barbie!

  14. Too cute! Thanks for the tutorial! I love Barbie!