I’ve been staring at my Geo Pop canvas fabric for months. I love CANVAS fabric and the the bold, modern prints designed by Emmie K and from Robert Kaufman Fabrics are right up my alley. The fabric has been sitting under my monitor and I’ve had a gazillion ideas on what I should sew. I finally decided to make a versatile clutch / make-up pouch.
The details are in the fabric.. This is a pretty basic clutch, but the fabric and a contrast zipper make it pop. Plus, I really love the curve along the top edge!
The pattern is now available for purchase in my online store.
- Canvas fabric for exterior
- Cotton fabric for lining
- Interfacing – try Pellon SF101
- 12″ or 14″ metal zipper – try Ziptit on Etsy. They have a great selection of affordable metal zippers.
- Disappearing fabric pen
- Pressing ham – optional
- Sewing machine and supplies
- Iron and ironing board
- Paper and pen for template
A couple things to consider before we get started:
- The top curve of the pouch is is a little tricky, so the zipper will be sewn in a little differently than my other zipper tutorials.
- Metal zippers can be difficult to work with. I suggest lengthening the stitch length and then sewing slowly.
- Create a hard paper template for ironing the top curve. To make the template, print 2 paper patterns and tape along the CF. Follow along the curve in the steps below.
- This pouch has a tab at only one end I love this feature, as it makes for a really wide pouch opening.
Cut your pieces:
- Outside – Fuse the SF101 Interfacing to the wrong side of the cotton canvas. Cut 2 pieces.
- Lining – Cut 2 pieces. Note – if you want an extra sturdy pouch, fuse interfacing to the wrong side of the lining as well.
- Zipper tab – Cut 1 rectangle measuring 3″L x 2″W.
Step 1 – Use your ruler, disappearing fabric ink pen and template and mark a dashed line along the top curve 1/2″ from the top edge. Turn and fold the top edge under 1/2″ / fold under at the dashed line. Press. The template helps make sure that the top edge and side seams are even and match. Lay the 2 pieces on top of each other and make sure everything matches, especially where they meet at side seams. Re-press and adjust if needed. Repeat for the lining pieces.
Step 2 – Prepare the zipper – Cut the zipper to measure 12 1/4″. Cut the bottom portion off, as you will add a tab to cover the bottom zipper stop. Fold the zipper tab rectangle in half along the center, fold each end inwards to meet at the center fold. Press with an iron. Insert the zipper tab over the raw edge of the zipper end. Lengthen the stitch length on your machine. Place into your sewing machine and stitch the zipper down. Sew very slowly over the teeth or you can break a needle. Set zipper aside.
Step 3 – On the outside pouch piece, measure inwards 1/2″ from the top edge/side seam and make a mark. Measure inwards another 1/8″ and make another mark. Repeat for the other side.
Step 4 – Start at the top of the zipper. Place the top metal stop at the 5/8″ mark and pin the zipper in place along the top edge. The zipper tab should end at the other 5/8″ mark. Turn and fold under the zipper tape at the top stop. Pin the zipper tape in place.
Step 5 – Place into your sewing aching and topstitch the zipper down with a 1/4″ seam allowance. Start stitching at the 1/2″ pen mark and stop at the other side- 1/2″ pen mark. Repeat for the other piece. Note – You do not need change to your zipper foot. Press. Use your pressing ham and press the zipper curve in place. The sewing ham helps set a nice, smooth curve.
Step 6 – Repeat and now sew both lining pieces into the pouch. Place the lining piece, wrong sides facing on the back of the pouch piece. Pin along the top edge. Place into your sewing machine and edgestitch in place with a scant 1/8″ seam allowance. You want to catch both the outside and lining fabric with this seam.
Step 7 – Sew the pouch together – Open your zipper and fold in half. Fold along the zipper and also fold the zipper tab in half. Place outside pieces right side together and lining pieces right side together. Pin along the outside edge. Place into your sewing machine and first stitch the outside side seams and bottom seam together. Use a 1/2″ seam allowance. Repeat and stitch the lining side seams and bottom seam together with a 1/2″ seam allowance. Leave a small 2″ – 3″ opening along the bottom lining seam. Press.
Step 8 – Create the corners – For one corner, twist the side seam and bottom seam to lay on top of each other. Finger press to lay flat and match at the seams. Open seam allowance. Pin. Place into your sewing machine and stitch together with a 1/2″ seam allowance. Repeat for all corners.
Step 9 – Turn right side out through the lining opening. Press all seams.
Step 10 – Pin the opening at the bottom seam. Place into your sewing machine and sew opening closed.
Thats it! Fun right? Emmie K and Robert Kaufman just launched Geo Pop Canvas 2.. so many modern canvas options now.
Thank you for your support and patience. The pattern is now available in my shop. Please let me know if you plan to sew a curvy zipper pouch. I love hearing from you all and look forward to seeing your finished projects.
Happy Sewing – Marni
Grail Martine says
belle trousse ,j’aimerai le modèle ,merci, bonne journée
I would also love the pattern. Thanks
I just found your clutch, it’s beautiful. I would like to receive the pattern when it’s ready.
Terry garner says
I would like to receive your pattern. Thanks, terry.
Cécile Amate says
Je souhaiterai le modèle quand il sera prêt.
merci et bonne année.
Yes please for pattern! Thanks
Yes, please I would like to receive your pattern, I can hardly wait! Wonderful bag! Thank you! 🙂
Jolynn Keel says
I love your curvy zip clutch. Please send me the pattern when it’s available. Thanks!
Donna Danos says
would love the pattern! The fabric is the best!
jean callow says
What a lovely bag and trendy fabric i would love the pattern .Thank you so much.
Great bag. Love the design.
Could you please send me the pattern.
Yes I love the curvy zip clutch and I am interested in receiving the pattern. Thank you.
Lovely deign. I would like to receive the pattern. Thank You
This design is lovely, I would like a copy of the pattern when it’s ready. Thanks
I also would love your pattern.
Would like the pattern when available. Your fabric is fab.
Love the pouch ! I would like an email when the pattern is ready 🙂
Would love pattern when ready! Thanks in advance!
I would like the pattern…thank you so much!
Christine Shipman says
What a clever idea… would love the pattern when you have time.
Thankyou sew… much.
Beautiful use of color and fabric!
I would love the pattern as well! Beautiful pouch 🙂
What a lovely bag. I would love to try your pattern. Thank you!
Brenda Williams says
I would also love to make this bag, please send pattern when ready, thanks, Brenda
I would love to make this bag! Is the pattern available?
Haberdashery Fun says
Hi – thanks for stopping by. The pattern will be up in the next 2 weeks or so.. 🙂
Conny Anfinsen says
Oh yes please:)
I would like very much to have the pattern also for curvy zip clutch. Thanks
I would like the pattern as well. Thank you!
i absolutely adore this! is the pattern available yet? I would love to receive it! thanks
Haberdashery Fun says
I have the pattern, I’m just putting the post together. I will let you know when it’s ready. I just had a baby, so I’m a little behind in things 🙂 Have a great day.
Is there a pattern yet? I´d love to get it !
I would love the pattern as well! Thank you!
Sandee Kustermann says
I just saw this and would love the pattern, thank you
I’d love to get your pattern. Please email it me. 🙂
This looks great and you give very clear instructions. I’m looking forward to making this and would love to have the pattern. Thank you so much for sharing!
Gail Toste says
Love this bagwould like the pattern please!
Gail Toste says
Would love this pattern”
I would really appreciate receiving the pattern when it is ready. So cute!!!
Jodie Blackwell says
Wow….. 🙂 what a amazing and awesome design. This fabric looks really awesome on these great designs.
Haberdashery Fun says
Thank you for the comment. I agree, isn’t the fabric great? I hope to have the pattern available very soon. – Marni
I have been checking back on this page frequently, so excited to see the pattern! Congrats on your new addition 🙂
Haberdashery Fun says
Thanks for checking in. The pattern is ready, I just need to get the post ready. I’m hoping late next week. Thank you for your patience 🙂
Deborah Werner says
This is great! Please count me in on the pattern email when available. Also want to try your “Jolly” reversible tote.
Thanks for all your sharing.
This is cute. I would love the pattern as well
What a great looking clutch!
Yes please- I would love to sew this! Pattern, please.
LaNae Osmond says
I really like the curved top. I would love to have the pattern and make one myself! Thanks so much!
I love this unique clutch. i can imagine it in a denim fabric with a bright pink interior.
I love this, can I have the pattern too
This looks great!! Would love to get the pattern.
Thank you for the curvy handbag!!