WHAT YOU'LL NEED
2 x outer fabric 22.5cm (h) x 11cm (w)
2 x inner fabric - lining 20.5cm (h) x 9.5cm(w)
flex frame 8.5cm
string for the 'drawstring' 45cm (longer if you prefer)
If you are making this pouch for your sunglasses best to have them handy to measure the fabric just in case
WHAT TO DO
Grab the outer fabric and get some cellotape/ sticky tape and stick it on each end of you sunglasses as shown below to make sure the pouch will fit your glasses later on.
Grab the outer pieces of fabric wrong side up. Fold down a flap of fabric 3cm from the top and iron.
Grab one of the outer pieces of fabric and fold in a a small triangle of fabric on both sides and pin. IRON.
Now fold down a thin flap of fabric to cover the triangles ~ 0.5cm from the top.
This is what it should look liked ironed down.
Topstitch the ironed area down making sure to back stitch at the start and end. Also try and stitch before the needle actually reaches the pinned area as shown below.
If you are using a laminated cotton or oil cloth then you wont need to fold and hem the tops of your lining fabric. But if your just using normal fray-able fabric remember to fold and hem!
Now grab the outer fabrics good sides facing each other and sew around the three sides (not the top).
Now grab the inner fabrics, good sides facing each other and sew around the three sides again (not the top).
Grab the inner lining fabrics and slip it inside the outer fabrics as shown below. Pin the tops to each other and sew each side.
Grab the joined pouch and measure the height of the flex frame from the top and pin where you need to sew to fit the frame in, sew both sides. (Ignore that the picture shows the wrong side of the fabric it should be good side up)
If you only want to use this method to make a drawstring bag, here is where you slip the string in, tie and tah dah have a handy new drawstring bad . (refer to the method above on how to tie the strings)
For your flex frame pouch you will have gotten a flex frame with one edge joined and one end loose with a spare pin.
Slip the frame ends into each respective side, beware of the sharp edges of the frame. Use some sticky tape to protect the ends of the flex frame as you push it through the bag.
It is very hard to zoom in on the flex frame, but you will need pliers handy to close the receiving end of the pin. Once it's close, slip the pin inside and close the top end of the frame and you will be done!
Tah dah! You have a fancy new flex frame pouch done the cheater's way!