Monday, September 2, 2013

"A" is for Apple Pouch

Sew: apple zipper pouch

A personalized back to school gift for teachers.

I filled each pouch with a fun notepad and post-it page markers in rainbow colors:

Then wrapped in cellophane and used cupcake toppers for tags:

The interior is lined with cotton, this one red gingham:

And the center white band wraps all the way around.  So glad I choose red thread for the top stitching, it really completes the look when paired with the red metal zipper:

Here's how to make the personalized apple zipper pouches:

1. Supplies (for one pouch):

1 - exterior drop cloth 10" x 14"
1 - interior cotton lining 10" x 14"
1 - white cotton band 5" x 14"
1 - med. weight fusible interfacing 10" x 14"
acrylic paints and brush

2. Print out desired letter.
I used American Typewriter font at 225 point.
Center behind white panel over a light box:

Paint inside the monongram with brown/red acrylic paint.

3. Using a clip art apple printed to desired size place behind white panel, centering the apple just below letter.
Paint inside apple with red acrylic paint:

Finish apple stem with brown and leaf with green.

4. Press under 1/2" raw edges and pin white panel down center of drop cloth.
(Interfacing has already been ironed onto drop cloth.)

Top stitch panel in place, I choose to use red thread for contrast.

5. To add zipper place zipper face down at end of exterior then place lining face down on top of zipper:

Using a zipper foot stitch in place.

6. Fold lining over and top stitch down:

7. Repeat process for other end of exterior using other side of zipper and lining:

8. Now sew side seams, be sure to leave a 4" opening one lining side in order to turn right side out.
Miter all four corners:

Clip corners and turn right side out.

9. Sew lining opening shut with top stitch:

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