I’ve been itching to try out the laminated cottons coming out, so the other day I pulled the zipped box pouch tutorial from Indie House and combined it with the tips on laminated cotton from Kathy of Pink Chalk Studio.
I had it in my brain from doing other pouches that the seams would be concealed, so I struggled at first with the directions. I’ll admit it, I don’t like exposed seams, but this little number is super easy that way! Thanks Indie House.
I’m sure Grandma Goobin is waiting for her new ciggie pouch for her birthday. I’ll have to add a latch with strap for her walker.
I have a few tips myself for laminated cotton.
I folded over for the 1/2 inch seam and finger pressed it before pinning the sides to the zipper. Yes, this leaves holes in the laminated cotton, but pinning where the stitches would land covers the pin holes. I adjusting my stitch length to a 3 1/2 and found using the walking foot really helped. It wasn’t possible to put the laminate on the bottom in this step, but when I could I found the layers moved easier.
Pink the under seam to create a smooth finish.
In Step Five Indie House presses the fabric tube you have created and centers the bottom seam on the zipper. If the interior is regular cotton fabric then you can press the seam to the side and not worry about the laminated cotton, you have a built in press cloth.
Since it seems my entire family was born between June and August, I’m certain I’ll be messing with some different sizes and adding a small strap to the side.
Happy Wednesday and off for a run! I’m such a healthy procrastinator.