I’ve had this wonderful scalloped Kokka Fabric in my stash forever and it has been begging to be sewn into a Curvy Zipper Pouch, but with a twist. I finally had the time to sit down, get sewing and share the details with you all.
The twist part? I added a seam down the center front and topstitched on either side. It is super easy to do and gives this scalloped fabric a fun look.
Are you interested in pattern drafting? This easy tutorial will set you on the right track..
Here are 3 steps to add a CF seam to your Curvy Zipper Pouch pattern. If you need a reminder on sewing together the pouch, head here for the original tutorial.
Materials to get you started:
- Cotton canvas fabric for exterior
- Cotton fabric for lining
- Interfacing – try Pellon SF101
- 12″ or 14″ metal zipper – try Ziptit on Etsy. I love their selection of affordable metal zippers.
- Disappearing fabric pen
- Sewing machine and supplies
- Iron and ironing board
- Curvy Zipper Pattern
The Curvy Zipper Pouch pattern is available in my online store. You can visit it here.
A few things to remember:
- The original Curvy Zipper Pouch pattern calls for the fabric to be cut on the fold.
- For the CF seam pouch, you will need to cut 2 front pieces AND 2 back pieces. These are not on the fold.
- For the CF seam pouch, you will only cut 2 lining pieces. The lining pieces are on the fold.
Let’s get started:
Step 1 – Lay the pattern on your work surface and add 1/2″ to the CF seam. Make sure that the 1/2″ is even down the entire front, this becomes your seam allowance. Next, elongate the top edge seam to meet the new CF seam. Where the CF seam and top edge meet, it needs to be perpendicular. Why? If it isn’t perpendicular, you will have a point or dip where the two CF seams join.
Step 2 – Cut your fabric. If you have a solid fabric with the back the same as the front, you can cut at the same time. However, if the fabric has a print or design [ like my scallops ], it is important to mirror the pieces. You need to cut one with the pattern laying face up, then flip it over and cut the second with the pattern laying face down.
Step 3 – Cut the lining as you normally would. The original pattern is to be cut on the fold, so remember that you added a 1/2″ seam to the center front. Fold the fabric in half, lay the fabric along the original line and pin in place. Cut.
That’s it! You are on your way to pattern drafting and making changes to a pattern. Fun right?
If you need help with the remaining steps and sewing the pouch together – head to my other tutorials:
Let me know how it goes.. Happy Sewing.