How To Create a Fleece filled & Lined Pouch
- Measure the original between the sewing lines
- Determine how the final version will look
- Work backwards to figure out materials required
Pencil & paper is my favorite way to design. I work through sewing project notebooks. Here's the page for this project:
- Determine size of pieces, HxW:
- Target (measure original between stitches, if available): 4.875" x 2.625"
- Add 1/8" to each of 3 sewing sides for thickness of Fleece: 5.125" x 3.125"
- Add 1/4" for sewing outer & lining pieces together on all 4 sides: 5.625" x 3.625"
- To have 1/2" more of lining fabric than outer fabric:
- Outer (subtract 0.5"): 5.125" x 3.625"
- Lining (add 0.5"): 6.125" x 3.625"
- Fussy Cut outer pieces and larger lining pieces
- Stitch outer & lining together along short side 'top' with 1/4" seam allowance
- Press towards lining, & Top stitch 1/8" from seam to hold seam allowance in place
- Fold right-sides together (do not press), stitch sides & bottom corners with 1/4" seam allowance, leaving space for turning on the bottom. Trim corners
- Fold opening up on both side for easy finishing later
- Measure & cut fusible fleece to size inside the sewing lines
- It was a little smaller than expected, but that's fine since there was extra space added
- Size: 5" x 3.125"
- Iron fleece to lining-side fabric, use extra time and press from both sides with pressing cloth to be safe
- Turn through opening, use sharp tool to get corners crisp & press each panel
- Align 2 panels lining-up sides, pin & clip in place
- Sew 1/8" seam allowance around 3 sides finishing all edges, extra back-stitching at each end and around the corners
- Insert object & test size