Thursday, January 26, 2012

Fabric DIY

Recently, I inherited piles and piles of fabric samples. Crafter's dream come true! So many possibilities, it can be a little intimidating to starting creating. I started simply with the above card. (It's my Dad's birthday today, so special!) Mixing the prints and patterns was so fun and simple. Next time you have scraps, homemade cards are the perfect way to recycle!

I thought I should plunge in with something slightly more complex though. My next project was a small envelope pouch.

Here's what I did:

  • Fabric
  • Rotary cutter
  • Cutting Mat
  • Sewing machine
  • Thread
  • Pins
  • Snaps or Velcro
  • Button (optional)


1. Pick fabric and measure out your two pieces. Measurements will vary depending on desired size. I made mine 8" wide by 5" height and 8" by 8".
2. Cut out pieces with rotary cutter and mat.

3. Make a triangle at the top of your taller piece, pinning one side and cutting off the excess material on the other to create a point. Unpin and cut off the excess material on that side.

4. Hem the edges. First pin one side of the triangle and the top of the smaller piece of the fabric. Sew. Repeat on other side of the triangle.

5. Place the two pieces of fabric with right sides facing each other. Pin the sides and sew.

6. Turn right side out.

7. Hand sew one part of the snap at center of the overlapping triangle and the corresponding piece on the body of the pouch.
8. Sew button on top for decoration.

Perfect for all your little treasures!

1 comment:

  1. You continue to amaze me! very cute, and also very practical. Would make cool gifts, too. You did not inherit this talent from me!