Yeah, I received 2 wonderful generous fabric cuts of Ruby Star Shining!
Here’s my simple recipe for making some fun “Samosa” wristlets!
Step # 1 : Cut your fabric
Two 6.5″ squares from the outer fabric – I have fussy cut the typewriters
Two 6.5″ squares from the lining fabric – I used the floral fabric
Two 2.5″ x 3.5″ for the zipper ends
One 2″ x 12.5″ strip for the loop
One 7″ zipper – I used a larger one and trimmed it down.
Step # 2 : Pressing
Fold all the 4 squares 1/4″ and press along one edge. If you are using a directional print like me, make sure you press the TOP edge.
Also press two of the opposite edges of the 3″ squares 1/4″
Step # 3 : Zipper
Pin and sew the 2.5″ x 3.5″ strip to the end of the zipper as shown.
Lay the zipper on the 6.5″ square as shown and trim it down to size.
Attach the other 2.5″ x 3.5″ fabric to the other side. And trim it to the zipper width.
Now it looks nice, doesn’t it?
Now attach your zipper foot to the machine and sew the zipper to the lining and outer fabric in that order. Now you’ll know why I pressed that 1/4″ on one side. I just align it with the zipper and sew!
Dont worry if your pouch does not stay flat! It wont matter.
Repeat on the other side.
You do not need to trim the ends of the zipper, but if you must, trim them at least 1/2″ beyond the edge of the fabric.
Step # 4 : Making the loop
Make the loop as you like. I just folded the selvedge over and stitched it. You can use a ribbon or even left over binding!
Step # 5 : Finish the pouch!
OPEN the zipper. (You’ll thank me for saying this)
Lay the pouch as shown (both lining pieces RIGHT side together and both outer fabric Right Side Together) and sew the BOTTOM edges of the lining fabric together leaving a 2.5″ opening to turn out the pouch.
Repeat with the outer fabric without the opening.
Insert the loop one one SIDE and baste it between the two outer fabric pieces.
Sew along the side starting from the bottom edge towards the zipper. Sew as close to the zipper as you can, backstitching at both ends and over the loop.
Pin in place and stitch along the edges backstitching at both ends.
Now turn your pouch inside out. Poke the corners out and topstitch the opening.
Your Samosa is ready!