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ITH Sewing Accessory Zippered Pouch

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Materials
  • 8” x 15” rectangle of acrylic washable felt, buy the best quality available – it shows
  • 12” red zipper
  • Embroidery tape
  • Scotch Tape

  • Designs used in this project

    Final Product: What You Will Create

    Preface:
    The finished pouch measures 6.25” x 4.25”, a great size for all the little sewing accessories you want to keep together. This is easy to do and makes great gifts for your sewing friends or for your craft fair. Note that the designs on this project coordinate with our ITH Scissors Cases, Grandmother’s Needle Book and Wrist Pin Cushion projects.


    Step 1:
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    Cut 1 8” x 6” rectangle of acrylic washable felt.
    Cut 1 8” x 4” rectangle of acrylic washable felt.
    Cut 1 1.5” x 8” rectangle of acrylic washable felt.
    Open zipper and press to remove fold lines.


    Step 2:
    Hoop tear away stabilizer in your 5” x 7” embroidery hoop.

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    Step 3:
    Load the design into your machine. Stitch the outline for the zipper. This can be any color, red was shown in the picture just to make it easier for you to see it.


    Step 4:
    Lay the zipper directly over the outlines, zipper pull over the top of the hoop and facing up. Bottom of the zipper well over the bottom of the hoop. You have 12” of zipper and only 6” of bag, so the zipper should extend well over both the bottom and top edges of the hoop. Scotch tape in place.

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    Step 5:
    Color stop 2 stitches down both sides of the zipper. In the photo white thread was used for you to be able to see it, but you can stitch this in red. Remove all of the tape after this step runs.

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    Step 6:
    Color stop 3 is shown in red, but suggested that use a thread color that matches your felt. It is the general outline of the bag.

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    Step 7:
    Lay the 4” x 8” rectangle of felt along the right had edge of the zipper. It should exceed the top and bottom outlines slightly. Tape at the top and bottom to secure. Run color stop 4 to stitch the seam in thread to match the felt.

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    Step 8:
    Remove the tape from the top and bottom. Flip the felt over the outlines on right hand side of the hoop. Finger press the fold over at the zipper edge to smooth the fold over as much as possible. Tape the top bottom and side edges of the felt to the stabilizer. Stitch the outline in thread to match your felt.

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    Step 9:
    Align the left edge of the 1.5” x 8” strip of felt along the left edge of the zipper tape. Tape in place with embroidery tape.

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    Step 10:
    Stitch color stop #6 which is the seam line.

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    Step 11:
    Remove tape, flip the felt over to the left side of the outline and tape in place with embroidery tape. Stitch Color stop 7 which will tack down the felt.

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    Step 12:
    Stitch the color stops #8 through #18 following the color chart to embroider the design on the pouch.

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    Step 13:
    IMPORTANT – Slide the zipper pull down until it is the middle of the bag. If you forget to do this now you won’t be able to open the bag.

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    Step 14:
    Lay the 8” x 6” rectangle of felt over the whole project and tape in place over the top, bottom and sides. The felt will exceed the previous outlines. Stitch the final color stop in thread to match your felt.

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    Step 15:
    Unhoop and turn the project over. You will be able to see the original outlines. Trim the whole project along this outline.

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    Step 16:
    Remove the tear away backing as much as possible. I found that a seam ripper was useful in lifting the tear away from the felt and slicing along the straight edges.

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    Step 17:
    Notch all four curved corners of the bag to reduce bulk.

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    Step 18:
    Open the zipper.

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    Step 19:
    Turn the bag to the right side.

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    Step 20:
    You want to steam the seams of the bag, but don’t want to put a really hot iron on the felt. Have your iron produce as much steam as possible and hover over the bag then put the iron down and finger press the seams.


    Step 21:
    Congratulations! Your Sewing Accessory Zippered Pouch is complete. Just add those important accessories so you won’t forget to take them to your sewing or embroidery club meetings.

    For the love of embroidery…
    Pat Williams


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    Meet The Author: Pat Williams
    Award winning Digitizer, Embroidery Educator, Author and a Consultant to the Industry, Pat Williams has 20 years of experience in the embroidery industry. Pat has won multiple awards for her digitizing expertise including the 2007 Impressions Awards Grand Championship, Best of Show as well as the 1st and 2nd Place Awards.. Pat’s love of digitizing has afforded her the opportunity to write many articles for Impressions magazine in the United States and Images Magazine in Europe. She also has authored her own digitizing training CD series, “Digitizing Steps to Success.” In 2001 Pat was named “Embroidery Educator of the Year.” For many years Pat lead digitizing seminars at the ISS Shows in Long Beach, CA and for Compucon software. Pat retired from the commercial embroidery arena in 2010. She now resides in Sierra Vista, AZ. She can be reached at pwilliams22@cox.net.

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    Roberta K Sep 20, 2014
    I noticed that in the tutorial you call for a 5x7 hoop but in the detail for the embroidery design it says 6x10 hoop. Please explain?
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    Pat W Sep 23, 2014
    The Sewing Accessory Zippered Pouch is made in the 5" x 7" hoop. I will have the hoop size corrected on the design file. Thank you for calling this to our attention.
    Reply

    Jo H Sep 20, 2014
    Is it possible to insert other designs into this project to make, maybe a cosmetics bag??
    Reply
    Pat W Sep 23, 2014
    Jo, If you are skilled at editing you could but other designs on this bag. You would follow this design through the steps where it put the two long lines of red satin stitches next to the zipper. Stop the machine and load your desired design. Reload this design file and forward through to the very last step and sew that last color sequence to join the back of the bag to the front.
    Reply
    Jo H Sep 23, 2014
    Thanks! I think I will try--never know til you try!!
    Reply

    AMANDA R Sep 28, 2014
    Really love this project...made 2 this morning ....one for my mum, and one for my mum-in-law, for their birthdays. The instructions are really clear and easy to follow :-) going to have a go at one for myself as well this afternoon!
    Reply

    Ellen R Sep 29, 2014
    Can anyone tell me where we get the design? I don't see a link to it anywhere.
    Reply
    Pat W Oct 02, 2014
    Ellen it should show on the right hand side of your page when you are looking at the project, but here is the link anyway. http://www.embroiderydesigns.com/productdetails/Pat-Williams/1/SWZB01.aspx
    Reply

    Paula P Oct 03, 2014
    Can someone tell me where the instructions are for this design. I tried it last night but can't find the instruction sheet ! Help! I'm new to in the hoop designs.
    Reply
    Pat W Oct 30, 2014
    You need to look at the instructions on line just above where you left this comment.
    Reply

    Cathy B Mar 17, 2015
    I downloaded this project but am wondering what is embridery tape, also would masking tape work?
    Reply

    Anonymous Oct 28, 2015
    Do you have to use felt? Could you use other fabric?
    Reply
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