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Illustrated Craft Tutorial - How to Sew a Fabric and Oilcloth Tablecloth Cosmetic Pouch

These are practical to hold cosmetics and other small items you want to carry or organzie.



Tablecloth Zipper Pouch Tutorial 1

1. Measure the width of your zipper and cut 2 pieces of tablecloth and 2 pieces of lining fabric the same width.

The length is your choice.

Tablecloth Zipper Pouch Tutorial 2

2. Place one lining piece faced up on the table. .

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3. Then place the zipper faced up at the top edge of the lining piece.

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4. Then place the tablecloth piece faced down over the previous two pieces.

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5. Use pins or clips to hold the pieces together.

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6. Using a zipper foot, start at the edge opposite of the zipper pull and sew these pieces together. Sew until you reach the zipper pull. You will feel it because it is bulky.

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7. This is the zipper pull underneath the fabric. It is in the way and sewing past it is difficult.

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8. Simply pull the zipper pull to the middle of the fabric.

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9. Place the layers on the sewing machine again and then finish the sewing line. Now one side of the zipper is perfectly sewn to the exterior piece and lining piece.

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10. Fold the pieces so that the zipper is at the top and the backside of the exterior fabric pieces is over the backside of the lining piece.

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11. Now you will sew the other half of the zipper to the fabrics.

Place the second lining piece face up on the table just like in step 2. Then place the zipper faced up at the top edge just like you did in step 2. The only difference here is that the fabrics are now attached to the zipper.

Then place the exterior fabric piece faced down over the zipper just like in step 3.

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12. Clip the pieces together just like in step 5.

You will notice that the bottoms do not match at this point. But that is because of the zipper and nothing to worry about.

Just like in steps 6-9, sew the layers together again.

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13. Now when you open it all, the top layers and the top of the zipper can be seen on one side. And when you flip it over, the bottom layers and the bottom side of the zipper can be seen.

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14. Pull the fabrics evenly away from the zipper.Then top stitch both sides of the zipper close to the seam edge. This holds the layers on both sides of the zippers in place and gives it a nice look.

Open the zipper to the middle. This is very important so you can turn the pouch at a later point.

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15. Now open the fabric so that that the two exterior pieces match and the two lining pieces match.

Match the side seams and point the zipper teeth towards the lining side and then use a clip to hold in place. Do the same to the other side.

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16. Pin or clip all the edges around to hold them in place.

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17. Leave an area open on one of the lining sides. Starting at the bottom where the opening will be, sew a line all around the bag until you reach the the same side again. Stop about 10 centimeters before where you started.

This opening is necessary for turning and will be hand sewn closed at a later point.

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18. To create the floor of the basket, cut a square piece of cardboard. 4 centimeters is a good size (about 1 1/2 inches). But you can use any size you like.

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19. Then match the side seam to the bottom corner on all sides...

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20. ... and clip each of these in place.

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21. Then sew each of these corners closed with a 1 centimeter seam allowance.

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22. Trim away about half of the seam allowance if you want for a flatter look once you turn the pouch.

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23. Turn the pouch through the opening and then through the zipper. Then tuck the lining into the pouch and smoothen the pouch.

The final step will be to hand sew the opening in the lining closed and then you are finished with your pouch.




Cosmetic Pouch for Summer
Make Cosmetic Pouches or Utility Pouches Using Oilcloth Tablecloths (With Pineapple Motifs)
One oilcloth tablecloth will go a long way when you want to make practical pouches for all your little stuff. These were sewn so that the oilcloth is on the outside to keep any moisture from penetrating through the bag. This makes the bag very practical when traveling. Even if you are at the beach, the bag will keep your things dry. They are not waterproof, but the surface is water resistant. The bag is lined to give it a nice finish. All you need are 2 pieces of the tablecloth, 2 pieces of same sized cotton fabric and a zipper.




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