How to sew a camouflage-patterned fabric triangle zipper pouch (sewing pattern is not necessary)
Today’s handmade product is “DIY camouflage triangle pouch with a lining". I used two types of camouflage fabric that I had left over. For the lining, I used beige muslin fabric.
I recommend putting treats inside the triangle pouch and using it as a gift. After eating the sweets inside, it can be used as a carry pouch. It would also be cute to use it as a pouch for small items such as lip balm or hair accessories.
The 2 pieces of fabric for the exterior are 13cm x 13cm. (Seam allowances are included, interfacing to be attached)
Fusible interfacing gives the fabric firmness, and helps to keep the shape of pouch.
The 2 pieces of fabric for the inside (lining) of the pouch are 13cm x 13cm. (Seam allowances are included)
1 piece of tape or ribbon is needed for the tabs. (size 1cm x 6cm)
You will also need 10cm zipper.
For the zipper, fold the tape part at both ends and sew it in place.
Fold the edge of the zipper so that it does not cover the seam allowance of the pouch. If the edge overlaps the seam allowance, it will be thicker and more difficult to sew, and it will also affect the finished look.
How to install the zipper
1. Sew the exterior fabric and zipper with right side together. (Right side means the front sides of the fabric are lined up with each other.) When sewing, use a needle to hold the zipper in place to prevent it from shifting. This will make it easier to sew.
2. Then sew the exterior and lining with right side together.
The zipper is the most important part of the pouch. If you don’t know how to attach a zipper, or if you are not good at sewing zippers, please read this article. This article explains exactly how to do it.
3. Fold the exterior fabric over, and iron. Then stitch the edge.
4. Baste the exterior fabric and tab (fold in half) together. (The “stop” keeps the zipper’s slider in place; the top side is called the “top stops” and bottom side is called the “bottom stop”.)
5. Sew the other side of zipper in the same way.
6. Layer the exterior and lining fabrics each other, then sew the bottom part of the fabric together.
7. Press seam allowances open.
How to make the triangle pouch
1. Overlap the exterior fabric and lining of the zipper’s bottom stop side. Then sew them together.
2. Cut off extra seams.
3. Layer the fabrics with right side, and sew the top stops side of zipper. (Leaving 5cm opening for turning.)
The part with the zipper became thick, so be careful when you sew.
4. Cut off extra seams.
5. Press seam allowances open, and turn inside out.
6. Sew the edge shut. Your triangle pouch is complete.
Following is the video for how-to.