Hello! I’m Maja from PikulaBags and I wanted to show you here on The Bright Side Project how to make a zippered pouch with a strap. It’s really simple. Even those of you who don’t have sewing skills can do it in no time!
This pouch is in a a simple square shape, but I later changed it into something similar to half of a watermelon slice or half circle.You can use your imagination and make any shape you can think of.
Here is the order from bottom to top:
lining right side up, zipper right side up, strap (that you put a few cm away from the edge of your sandwich, like shown on the photo), outer fabric wrong side up.
You use a zipper foot on your sewing machine and sew all the way along the edge of the sandwich. You can pin the layers together if you are afraid they will slip aside.
After sewing the sandwich on one side of the zipper, you do the same with the other side of the zipper using the remaining lining and outer fabric and inserting the strap. Sew all the way along the edge as previously.
After separating the layers and putting together the lining swatches right sides together and outer fabric right sides together, you should get something like this:
The red lines on the upper photo show you how to sew all the fabrics together. Be careful that you leave an opening on the bottom of your lining fabrics.
Your pouch is almost done! All you need to do is sew the opening (green line) and tuck the lining into the inside of the pouch. Here you go! Now put your little treasuries inside your new bag and go for a hike.
Thank you, Maja, for this fantastic tutorial! Please let us know in the comments if you make yourself a pouch and what you use it for!