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Adorable Double Sided Pouch WITH IMAGE
****This tutorial focuses more on how to create double sided sewing projects rather than sewing.

***The cat image featured on this tutorial was created by me, originally with prismacolors colored pencils, gouache, and ink.

I have uploaded this image as a direct link for you to download and use for this project. It is not intended to be used or distributed in any other way please.

Image: http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc48/shaylafish/CUTOUTANDKEEP/Image7inter.jpg

Posted by Shayla F. from Terre Haute, Indiana, United States • Published See Shayla F.'s 21 projects »
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  • How to sew a fabric animal pouch. Cat Coin Purse - Step 1
    Step 1

    The first step, is printing your image onto fabric.

    Since we want to keep the entire form of this kitty, we will have to tweak both images before printing.

    One side will be the original image. For the other side, you will have to "mirror" the image. You need to do this so both pieces will fit together perfectly when you sew them together.

    In this example photo. My top cat is the original image and the bottom cat is the mirrored image.

    You can choose the size you desire for this kitty!

    Now, print your images onto the fabric transfer inkjet paper. (I used Avery transfer paper for light fabrics, you can find it at Walmart and it is CHEAP.)

  • How to sew a fabric animal pouch. Cat Coin Purse - Step 2
    Step 2

    Next you will need to cut out both cats and iron them onto your fabric. To do this without mishaps such as ripping the image, press down as hard as you can with your iron.

    DO NOT USE STEAM for this project.

    After you have ironed your image, CAREFULLY peel off the back paper.

  • How to sew a fabric animal pouch. Cat Coin Purse - Step 3
    Step 3

    This is what your pieces should look like after transferring.

  • How to sew a fabric animal pouch. Cat Coin Purse - Step 4
    Step 4

    Cut out your fabric pieces leaving approximately 1/2 inch white border

  • How to sew a fabric animal pouch. Cat Coin Purse - Step 5
    Step 5

    My sewing machine hasn't been working so I actually hand sewed this project, and I am not very good at hand sewing.

    The rest is simple really. First, sewed the zipper on to eliminate part of the complicated process. Watch your sewing in this step, we want to keep this kitty's entire form to resemble a sort of "die cut" feeling.

  • How to sew a fabric animal pouch. Cat Coin Purse - Step 6
    Step 6

    Pin Pin Pin

  • How to sew a fabric animal pouch. Cat Coin Purse - Step 7
    Step 7

    Sew fabric with the images FACING each other, then turn inside out.

    This image shows the cat already turned inside out.

    There are many tips available online if you need help with the zipper.

  • How to sew a fabric animal pouch. Cat Coin Purse - Step 8
    Step 8

    You are probably wondering how my zipper and fabric turned black. After I finished this project, I painted the zipper with black acrylic and the visible white border with fabric paint.

  • How to sew a fabric animal pouch. Cat Coin Purse - Step 9
    Step 9

    Now...you can STORE ITEMS IN THIS NEAT PURSE!

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joy.mardon.1
joy.mardon.1 · Tenby, Wales, GB
Love this project. Havent got a printer at moment (mine died). Will have to borrow friends. The cat face is excellent. Thank you for the image.appreciate it.
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So · Hanover, Lower Saxony, DE · 65 projects
how adorable!!! thank you so much for the image, makes it a lot easier to make for painting losers like me Happy
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