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 - 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!
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