How to Sew Pouches to Organize Your Life

comments (15) December 28th, 2012     

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Pouches can be customized to accommodate all sorts of things.
Here are the rectangular scraps Im using for my pouches.
Heres one of the pieces after hemming the two short sides.
Pouches can be customized to accommodate all sorts of things.

Pouches can be customized to accommodate all sorts of things.

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Crease where you fold, and then flip the pouch inside out, so that the right sides are facing each other, and pin. Sew using 1/2-inch seam allowances. For the zipper pouch, you should first seam each of the hemmed edges to one side of the zipper, using your zipper foot, then fold the pouch and stitch the side seams right over the zipper.

  For the zip pouch, lay one of the hemmed edges on the zipper tape, with the fold right next to the teeth. Stitch close to the fold, using a zipper foot.
  Then place the opposite hemmed edge on the other side and stitch.
  Now, with right sides together, sew the side seams right over the zipper.

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Comments (15)

pjshop writes: For those few ladies who still smoke, the two back pockets of a pair of jeans can be stitched together, right sides out, and pieces of velcro attached at the top inside to close it. Makes a nice case, hippy style. Other necessesities can also be carried in it such as a small pad for monthly emergencies.
Posted: 2:22 pm on December 29th
ustabahippie writes: Great idea, just a reminder: Don't forget to open the zipper halfway before you sew the side seams together, or else it will be really hard to turn the pouch right side out!
Posted: 2:18 pm on January 1st
Jetmuis writes: hi this is awesome, i must plane to make a lot of those , thank you for your awesome idea, and the great tute,
happy new year.!!!
Posted: 5:04 am on January 1st
catplus writes: Great ideas, all! I am going to apply these techniques to help me create a case for my husband's iPad. Thank you!
Posted: 4:08 pm on September 27th
whimsy_chidori writes: Simple and extremely useful! I'm thinking of making a modified one to hang on my bed for books and other random items. This is so woderful!
Posted: 11:19 pm on May 7th
Tifana writes: So Smart you are! Thanks a bunch from the organizationally challenged!
Posted: 10:31 am on April 18th
creativehobby writes: Now I can use this information and use my scrap material to make pouches. Great idea!
Posted: 12:20 am on March 2nd
sigridsoto writes: You have inspired me to create some of my own thank you
Posted: 5:20 am on January 7th
CatherineCornelia writes: Great idea. As you, I am committed to get organized this year. Somewhere, I lost control and a problem I have been struggling with is how to store what I have and still be able to find it when I need it. These pouches are a fantastic solution. I may even practice the embroidery feature on my sewing machine on these pouches - learn to use my machine on something that is not critical if it is not perfect. You gave me another idea as well. It looks like you used a leg from jeans for the zipper pouch. Another goal, which many of us share, is to lose weight and get in shape this year. I have managed to drop one size in jeans so far and I still have the larger size as a reminder of what I don't want to fit in. This also allows for a safety net if the weight comes back. I will make pouches from these jeans - keep the reminder and lose the safety net!
Posted: 8:39 am on January 5th
SewDanish writes: These pouches are really neat. It would be great to decorate and/or quilt the fabric before finishing them. Lots of possibilities :-) Birgitte

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Posted: 4:26 pm on January 3rd
auntsusu writes: I love your idea of pouches this is a great jumping off point for anyone trying to organize a small area of their life. I made a crochet hook roll and I have crocheted several little things because I could easily fins my hooks. You've inspired me to make some pouches to hold my rotary cutter and shears so I can take them to a quilt class later this month.
Posted: 10:32 am on January 3rd
granitatogo writes: Thanks for this great tutorial. especially the zipper pouch. All these years i have been avoiding zippers but will try to learn now!
Posted: 4:10 am on January 3rd
megan_spears writes: These are super cute and way practical! Great idea!
Posted: 2:27 pm on January 1st
Fiberfads writes: I especially like the crochet hook pouch and would like to use the concept for knitting needles.
Posted: 8:01 am on December 31st
kaytet writes: i love pouches!
great ideas, especially the zipper one!
Posted: 7:21 pm on December 30th
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