If you like being organised as much as us you are going to love these. You’ll be addicted to making them before you know it.
These pouches are great for all skill levels and can be made from any fabrics. Feeling adventurous? They also look really great pieced and quilted from all your scraps. This makes them a great project for all skill levels.
During the workshop we’ll start by making a larger size pouch. We will show you how to reinforce your fabric choices with interfacing, making your pouch fit for purpose. Want to insert a zip that you’ll be super proud of? You will learn the best zip techniques with us and we will show you our tricks too. We’ll also share our best tips for sewing with vinyl. You can add an optional handle too depending on how you are going to use it. We’ll supply the vinyl and interfacing and have supplies available to buy so you can make more at home.
Once you’ve made one you really will want to make more. So next, we will take you through the steps so you know how to easily upsize or downscale so you can make the perfect size for all your projects. We’ll also share a few hacks for different ways of using them.
By the end of the session you will go home with at least one pouch but maybe more, so our list of what to bring is a little flexible. You will also have full instructions so you can easily and confidently make more at home.
Cutting instructions will be sent out to you ahead of the session. If you feel you would like help with this step please book a Sew Friendly session and we can show you how to accurately and safely use a rotary cutter and cutting mat.
What you will need
For a large pouch we suggest using 4 fat quarters but you can of course use anything you have to hand.
You will need;
2 larger pieces approx 17″ square (for the reverse and inside of the pouch).
wadding approx 17″ square (great for using up pieced scraps)
2 fat quarters for for the bottom panel, zip panel, handle and binding. The panel pieces will need to be at least 15″ wide.
min 16″ zip
(Vinyl and interfacing will be provided on the day).
Feel free to bring more in case you have time to make 2.
Whilst we continue to live with Covid where at all possible please bring your own sewing machine and sewing kit. Resources are available on-site if necessary. Please view our Covid-19 page for the latest guidance.
Drinks and biscuits will be available but we recommend that you bring a packed lunch with you.
During all of our workshops photographs are taken for promotional purposes only. Please make us aware at the time of booking if you would prefer not to be included.