|A little too much, ya think?|
|Their little girl scout bags! : )|
|I used two scrapbook papers, white for the tag, and pink tulle for the bow!|
|I know. I should've had it for Florida.|
|See, there's a teensy bit of orange in there! ; )|
|..and it kinda blends in better than my brown and ivory! : )|
1. Find a fabric you love (interior design fabrics are thicker, and stand up 10x better!), and iron on stabilizer/interfacing to help it stay stiff.
2. Get some matching thread and a zipper. I chose green to go with the background of the floral. You can choose a stand-out thread if you have mad sewing skills! I also got a small roll of ribbon for the zipper pull.
3. Cut your interfacing to your chosen size (mine was about 6x11), remember to include seam allowances!
4. Iron the zipper and then iron the interfacing onto the wrong side of the fabric. I center these over the flowers' colors that I like (if it's toile, I center over a cute picture). Cut out after it has cooled.
5. Sew in the zipper to the tops of the two sides. I first sew a line along the outside edge of the zipper, then another to top it closer to the actual zipper.
6. Now, you are almost done! Sew the three extra sides together, wrong sides together.
7. I like to keep it inside out, and fold the bottom corners open, to make a "bottom" for the pouch, so it'll stand up.
8. Turn right side out, and you are done! : )
*If you want it monogrammed, have it done before step five. I've done it before interfacing (and it makes the inside smooth), and after (for a nice embroidery job). Today, I did it after interfacing, and still used stabilizer! : )