Wednesday, July 31, 2013

"Q" is for Quilted Drop Cloth Pouch

Sew: quilted drop cloth pouch

Drop cloth canvas is a fabric staple in my stash and I've made tons of drop cloth pouches but this time I changed the look by quilting the drop cloth:
The drop cloth is still rugged and timeless but the quilting adds a tiny bit of sophistication to what some might think is simply a painters tool:

This wasn't my first quilted pouch, previously I made this pink gingham version.  It's hard to see the quilting except in the detail shot but trust me it's there:
The quilted pink gingham pouch was part of a new baby gift for my husband's cousin complete with personalized burp cloths:

This quilted drop cloth pouch was also a baby gift for a different cousin.
Here you can see the quilting detail:

Metal zippers are my new favorite, they are super sturdy and provide the tiniest bit of industrial feel.  I love the bright orange against the drop cloth and navy monogram:

Here's how to sew the quilted drop cloth pouch:

1. Materials:
1 - 13" x 17" drop cloth
1 - 13" x 17" med. weight fusible interfacing
1 - 13" x 17" batting
1 - 13" x 17" cotton piece
1 - 13" x 17" gingham lining
1 - 12" zipper
fabric letters (tutorial here)

1. Apply interfacing to one side of drop cloth:

2. Pin letters in place then zig zag stitch:

3. Make quilt sandwich: cotton, batting, drop cloth:

4. Using a quilting pencil mark lines at 45 degree angle:

5. Stitch over lines to make quilting:

6. Place zipper at one end face down then lining.
Using a zipper foot sew one side of zipper in place.

7. Top stitch lining in place to prevent from getting stuck in zipper:

8. Repeat for other side of zipper.
9. Line up side seams and sew leaving a 4" opening on one side of lining:

10. Miter the corners:

11. Clip excess fabric at corners and turn right side out through hole in lining.
Slip stitch lining closed and push down into pouch.

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  1. Love this pouch, the fabrics and that zipper along with the quilting is fabulous. I'd like to make one with a dark plaid lining for Fall :)

  2. I like so much your blog and your creations!I'm your new follower!
    Hugs from Greece!

  3. Lovely pouches! Thanks so much for sharing the great tutorial! Would love to have you visit me sometime.
    Have a fabulous weekend!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft

  4. It's so cute! I'd love for you to link up to The DIY'ers!