Friday, June 1, 2012

"S" is for Seersucker #3

Sew: monogrammed seersucker pouches

These will be end of the year teacher gifts (and one for each of my kids too!).

I paired seersucker with solid bright lining fabrics to make fun combinations.

My favorite is the bright pink:

But the orange is great too!

And navy is so classic:

Here's how I made the pouches:

1. Supplies:

1 - seersucker fabric @ 13" x 17"
1 - medium weight fusible interfacing @ 13" x 17"
2 - lining fabric @ 13" x 8.5"
1 - zipper @ 12"
ribbon for zipper pull

2. Fuse interfacing to wrong side of seersucker:

3. Center fabric letters on upper half of seersucker and pin:

4. Zigzag stitch letters into place:

5. Place zipper face down on top edge of seersucker then one piece of lining fabric:
Straight stitch using zipper foot.

6. Repeat for other end with other side of zipper:
Be sure to top stitch lining down in place to prevent from getting caught in zipper.

7. Sew side seams and miter bottom corners:

8. Trim excess fabric from mitered corner:

9. Turn right side out and press in raw edge of lining, straight stitch closed:

10. Push lining down into pouch and press.  Add ribbon to zipper pull.

Ready to take to the beach or pool, summer is here!

I'm linking up to:

Whatcha Got Weekend @ Lolly Jane
SAS @ Funky Junk
Sister Sunday @ Sisters of the Wild West
Sunday Showcase Party @ Under the Table & Dreaming
DIY Project Parade @ The DIY Showoff
Nifty Thrifty @ Coastal Charm
Tuesday Treasures @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Tutorials & Tips Tuesday @ Home Stories A to Z
Transformation Thursday @ The Shabby Creek Cottage
Strut Your Stuff @ Somewhat Simple
Share Awesomeness Thur @ The 36th Avenue
Flaunt it Friday @ Chic on a Shoestring
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest
SAS @ Just a Girl
Feathered Nest @ French Country Cottage
Remodelaholics Anonymous @ Remodelaholic
inspiration board @ Carolyns Homework
Textiles @ Freckled Laundry


Recipes We Love said...

These are fabulous!!!! If I got these as a gift I would LOVE it!!

Catrin said...

Oh I love these. They are great. I have very little expierence with zippers, so I might try these to get some.
Greetings from Germany

Lolly Jane said...

Adorable, Jaime! Featuring you this weekend! xoxo

Danielle Bartran said...

Just made one of these for my sister in law {birthday gift} so easy and went together very quickly! Thanks for sharing your tutorial!