Friday, June 1, 2012

"S" is for Seersucker #3

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. Supplies:

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!

I'm linking up to:

Whatcha Got Weekend @ Lolly Jane
SAS @ Funky Junk
Sister Sunday @ Sisters of the Wild West
Sunday Showcase Party @ Under the Table & Dreaming
DIY Project Parade @ The DIY Showoff
Nifty Thrifty @ Coastal Charm
Tuesday Treasures @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Tutorials & Tips Tuesday @ Home Stories A to Z
Transformation Thursday @ The Shabby Creek Cottage
Strut Your Stuff @ Somewhat Simple
Share Awesomeness Thur @ The 36th Avenue
Flaunt it Friday @ Chic on a Shoestring
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest
SAS @ Just a Girl
Feathered Nest @ French Country Cottage
Remodelaholics Anonymous @ Remodelaholic
inspiration board @ Carolyns Homework
Textiles @ Freckled Laundry


  1. These are fabulous!!!! If I got these as a gift I would LOVE it!!

  2. Oh I love these. They are great. I have very little expierence with zippers, so I might try these to get some.
    Greetings from Germany

  3. Adorable, Jaime! Featuring you this weekend! xoxo

  4. Just made one of these for my sister in law {birthday gift} so easy and went together very quickly! Thanks for sharing your tutorial!