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Sewing: Week Forty Four: Purse Pouches

Purse Pouches: 3ten.ca

Purse pouches – the greatest way to keep your purse organized. Between work, school and life my purse can sometimes get over run with stuff. These purse pouches are here to save me. I made two of them – one for personal stuff like lipgloss, tampons and meds. The other for work – pens, all of my work keys and zip drives. This way, when I need to grab something it’s far easier to be found.

Okay, let’s get started!

What You Need

  • about a 1/4 yard each of 4 thick fabrics
  • 2 zippers 9 inches long
  • serger
  • machine
  • matching thread
  • cutting mat
  • rotary cutter
  • pins

First, gather your fabric. I used 3 types – the heavy weight purple will act as the outside for one and the inside for the other.

Purse Pouches: 3ten.ca

Cut your fabric – you need two of each colour. They should measure 12×8. Create 2 tabs out of each outside fabric that are 2×2.

Purse Pouches: 3ten.ca

Take your tabs and fold under the raw edge and pin to each end of the zipper.

Purse Pouches: 3ten.ca

Topstitch the tabs in place (be sure the zipper pull in in the middle, and not under the tab). Then, cut the excess zipper from under the tab.

Purse Pouches: 3ten.ca

Place the outside fabric right side up. Then, line up the zipper edge, right side down, with the outside fabric. Top with the inside fabric, right side down. Use your zipper foot and stitch. Repeat on the other side.

Purse Pouches: 3ten.ca

Lay out your pouches flat – zipper in the middle and all right sides out.

Purse Pouches: 3ten.ca

Fold the pouches in half, matching up all 4 of the bottom edges, right sides of the inside fabric facing out. Serge.

Purse Pouches: 3ten.ca

Now, fold the pouches in half so the zipper and the serged seam you just made are in line – still, inside fabric facing out.

Purse Pouches: 3ten.ca

Serge each side. This will give you a flat lazy pouch. Box the corners at 2 inches.

Purse Pouches: 3ten.ca

Done!

Purse Pouches: 3ten.ca

See how messy my purse is without the pouches?

Purse Pouches: 3ten.ca

Purse Pouches: 3ten.ca

Fill up the pouches and you’re all set.

Purse Pouches: 3ten.ca

Purse Pouches: 3ten.ca

Purse Pouches: 3ten.ca

Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoy your weekend.

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