They’re perfectly sized for carrying your keys, cash, and girlie stuff.
Now it’s time for you to see how it’s done!
And guess what?
recycled leather or fabric
short zipper (I used recycled, about 5″ long)
optional: felt for additional structured lining
metal ring (the kind for adding keys)
paper bag for making your pattern
What You’ll Do:
This particular pattern is approximately 5 1/4″ wide x 6″ high with a rounded bottom.
Trace around your pattern to cut two pieces of the outside, two of the inside lining and
if you’re using the interlining cut two of those.
As you know, I have a strong desire and affection for imperfection.
So this is where you need to have a little fun. Whimsy is your friend.
and sew it to the side facing in as shown.
right sides together. Pin or clip.
and the zipper outside (with the tab) is facing the outer leather.
Once it’s sewn together, this is what it will look like if you separate the sides.
Above you are looking at the inside lining and the INSIDE of the zipper.
You’re looking at the outer leather and the outside of the zipper.
Pin or clip right sides together, leather to leather and lining to lining.
The zipper is in the center.
This opening is probably about 3 3/4″ wide.
Thus my favorite phrase, “The birth of a handbag” (or in this case, a pouch)
Push the lining inside the pouch and…
A happy little pouch.