Friday, March 30, 2012

"N" is for Name

Sew: pouches personalized with full name

I used drop cloth canvas for the exterior and Riley Blake's Hoo's in the Forest flower jacks in pink left over from this dress for the lining and letters.

The letters are outlined in a tight zig zag stitch:

This pouch is made with white terry cloth and a floral print:

My sister requested this pouch for a 7 year olds birthday, you can bet Lucie must have a hard time finding personalized products with the correct spelling of her name.

I hope Lucie likes her new pouch for all her lotions and lip gloss.

Here's how I made the pouches:

1. Print out letters (I used Copse font size 200).
Iron on double sided fusible heat n bond to wrong side of letter fabric:

2. Using a light box place print out face down then fabric face down on top of print out.
Trace letters and cut out:

3. Prepare pieces:
1 - terry cloth @ 13" x 17"
1 - med. weight fusible interfacing @ 13" x 17"
2 - lining fabric @ 13" x 8.5"
1 - 12" zipper
ribbon for zipper pull

4. Iron interfacing to terry piece.
Begin ironing letters with middle letter:

5. Zig zag stitch around letters using tight small setting.

 6. Sew in zipper at edges between lining pieces:

7. Sew sides seams, miter corners, turn right side out.
Press in bottom lining raw edge and top stitch closed.

The completed pouch measures 12"w x 7.5"h x 1"thick at base.

This 'grace' pouch is slightly smaller, 9"w x 6"h x 3/4"thick at base:

Cute gifts you can make personal any way you like.

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  1. I spotted some of your projects on Pinterest and thought they were adorable - you do lovely work!

  2. You make me want to buy a sewing these clutches!

  3. They are so lovely and your are so very talented. I so wish I had just a little bit of your precious talent. Thanks for sharing. Cheers SpecialK XoXo