Accessorize your summer with.. popsicles!
I have an addiction to sewing pouches and thought a “half moon” shape was perfect for a summer-time pouch. I also love to print my own fabric and decided that a bright popsicle theme was in order.
Isn’t the popsicle the cutest design? I bought the popsicle design in the Silhouette Design Store and then created a repeat pattern in Silhouette Studio. After finalizing my design, I sent the image to be cut and was well on my way. Interested in printing your own fabric or making cool stuff, but don’t have a Silhouette machine? Great news – My Silhouette Challenge Facebook group is giving away a Silhouette Portrait to one lucky winner. See below for further details.
Want to make something similar.. Here’s what you need:
- Silhouette Cameo or Portrait
- Stencil vinyl
- Fabric ink
- Silhouette mat and tools
- Cotton fabric in 2 colors
- Interfacing – optional
- 9″ Zipper
- Sewing machine and supplies
- Iron and ironing board
Let’s get started..
Step 2 – Set your fabric aside to dry. Once the fabric is dry, iron the fabric to get the wrinkles out. If you use a lightweight fabric, the fabric may become slightly distorted from pulling the stencil off. Give the fabric a gentle tug in the opposite direction and then set back in place with an iron.
Step 3 – Cut 2 half moon pieces out of the printed fabric. Cut another 2 half moon pieces out of the lining fabric. I made the pattern and hope to share it soon. Note – if you want the pouch to be a little sturdier, iron fusible interfacing on the backside of the exterior fabric.
Step 4 – Cut the zipper to fit the pouch [ I like to measure inwards 5/8″ from each top side seam and mark a line with a disappearing fabric pen]. Cut the zipper to fit this measurement. From scrap fabric, cut a rectangle measuring 3″ x 2″ and make a zipper tab. Fold the rectangle in half and then fold each side inwards again to meet in the middle. Place the cut zipper end into the tab. With your sewing machine, topstitch on either side of the tab. Need more information on sewing a zipper? Try my tutorial here..
Step 5 – Place the zipper face down between the 5/8″ lines. Turn and tuck the non-zipper tab end into the seam allowance at one of the 5/8″ lines. Pin. Change to your zipper foot and sew the zipper in place. Place the lining on top, sandwiching the zipper and stitch the lining in place. Repeat for the other side.
Step 6 – You are on the home stretch! Place the outside pieces right sides facing and place the lining pieces right sides facing. Pin in place. Sew with a 1/2″ seam allowance. To make a really nice SMOOTH curve, use a disappearing fabric ink pen and mark a 1/2″ seam allowance around the half moon curve. Place into your sewing machine and stitch together following the dashed line. Remember to leave a small 2″ opening in the lining. Press with an iron.
Sewing Alert – Notice how the outside seam is uneven on my red popsicle pouch? I rushed sewing the 1/2″ seam and wasn’t paying attention. I think it looks terrible and is such poor workmanship. Use the method above and you will be sure to sew an nice even curve.
Step 7 – Notch the curves. Cut small notches into the seam allowance about 1/2″ apart. This helps to create the smooth shape. Pull the pouch through the small opening in the lining. Press again. Pin the lining opening closed and stitch closed.
That’s it!! Fun right? So what summer shape inspired you? Sunglasses?? The beach? fruit?
Need inspiration and want to see more Silhouette Projects? I’ve got two great Silhouette treats for you today. First off, my Silhouette Challenge buddies and I are all sharing projects on our blogs today, so peruse the projects below for a wealth of Silhouette inspiration!
1. Sisters, What // 2. Small Stuff Counts // 3. Adventures in All Things Food // 4. Creative Ramblings // 5. Where The Smiles Have Been // 6. Curly Crafty Mom // 7. Architecture of a Mom // 8. Create & Babble // 9. HaberdasheryFun // 10. Coral + Mint Design Co. // 11. Designed Decor // 12. Tehtaiskˆ nyt? // 13. Tori Grant Designs // 14. Morena’s Corner // 15. It Happens in a Blink // 16. unOriginal Mom And I’ve saved the best for last! Silhouette America has graciously sponsored our giveaway of a Silhouette Portrait! One lucky grand prize winner will receive their very own Silhouette Portrait, and two runners up will each receive a Heat Transfer Vinyl Starter Kit. (If you already own a Silhouette, just think how great a gift this would make for a friend!)†To enter: just complete the entries in the Rafflecopter widget below. You have 18 potential entries, which means a lot of winning power. So, hurry up and enter! (This giveaway runs from 8:00 am on May 9 until 11:59pm on May 16, 2016, and is open to readers with a US mailing address.) a Rafflecopter giveaway