Here is something really easy to make with the little ones this summer.
My girls are always collecting little things and for our recent trip to San Diego, I thought it would be fun to make a little pouch for them to put all their sea shells and rocks from the Beach.
This also serves a double purpose of allowing me to limit all the little treasures they collect ;).
This is so easy to make and just requires a few supplies and this is a totally no sew project. Use any fabric you like- my girls love dogs these days so I choose a cute little dog fabric.
This little pouch would be great to use as a wallet too if the kiddos are earning money this summer.
Here is what you need:
- 1 piece of fabric 6”x14”
- 1 piece of fabric 4”x 10”
- 31” ribbon (cut into 2-13” pieces and 1-5” piece)
- 3” piece of ribbon
- 2 sets of round self-adhesive Velcro stickers
- Stitch witchery
And here are the easy directions for the larger pouch:
Step 1: Lay the 6”x14” piece of fabric on an ironing board or flat surface. Press the fabric to remove any wrinkles. Turn the fabric print side down on the ironing board.
Step 2: Starting on a long side fold the fabric in ½” and press. Repeat on three remaining sides.
Step 3: Cut a piece of Stitch Witchery the length of a long side (should be 14”). Open the fold on the long side (created in step 2) and place the stitch witchery down length of fold. Close the fold and use the hot iron on the steam setting to press and secure the fold creating a hem. Repeat on remaining sides. At this point all the sides should be hemmed using the stitch witchery.
Step 4: Use the stitch witchery to secure ribbon along both long sides of the print side of the fabric.
Step 5: Lay the rectangle in front of you, print side down, so the short end is facing you. Fold the fabric up 5” from the bottom, press along the fold. Place a 5” strip of stitch witchery between the fabric on each side and press to “stitch” the edges together.
Step 5: Flip the pouch over and use the stitch witchery to stich the short piece of ribbon to the top print side of the pouch.
Step 6: Adhere a Velcro pieces to the inside top of flap and the remaining Velcro piece to the front of the pouch so the Velcro pieces meet and secure the pouch closed.
If you want to make a smaller pouch just adjust the dimensions of the fabric to suit the size you prefer.
And here is the final product:
Perfect to collect all sorts of little treasures!
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