Saturday, September 1, 2012

"C" is for Chevron #3

Sew: monogrammed chevron pouches

Zippered navy chevron pouches with bright colored monograms and lining to match:
(Each pouch measures 12"l x 7"h x 1.5"d at base.)

After making that last batch of chevron totes I used up some scraps to make these pouches:

Each with a personalized monogram:

Or in this case a single large letter:

Here's how I made the chevron pouches:

1. Supplies:

chevron: 13" x 17"
med. weight fusible interfacing: 13" x 17"
lining: 2 @ 13" x 8.5"
zipper: 12"
fabric letters (how-to here)
grosgrain ribbon for zipper pull

2. Fuse interfacing to wrong side of chevron.
Pin letters in place on one half:

3. Zig zag stitch letters in place to secure:

4. Place zipper face down on one end then lining:
Straight stitch with zipper foot and repeat for other end.

5. Top stitch chevron in place to prevent chevron and lining from getting stuck in zipper:

The top stitching creates a nice contrast finished edge:

6. Stitch sides together and miter corners:

7. Turn right side out, press side seams open, press in bottom lining edge 1/2" and top stitch closed:

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

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  1. Your pouches and totes are super cute!


  2. Love these! I'm going to make one for my Aunt and Mother in law for their birthday. Love the color combinations!


  3. These are the cutest!. I'd like to pop one of these inside of my handbag for lip gloss, etc.

  4. These are so cute = I think they will be my Christmas gifts! I love the monogram!