About

Cost
$ $ $ $ $
Difficulty
• • • • •
Time
2h00

Laminate Fabric Pouch Tutorial
Make laminate fabric using your favorite print and sew yourself a laminate pouch.

Posted by Vicky Published See Vicky's 7 projects »
PrintEmbed
  • Step 1

    Follow the instructions on the iron-on vinyl packaging to adhere the vinyl to your fabric.

  • How to recycle a denim pouch. Diy Laminate Fabric Pouch Tutorial - Step 2
    Step 2

    I wanted to use french seams for the interior of my pouch so I wouldn’t need to sew up the gap left after I turned the fabric right side out. I left a 5/8″ gap on either side of my zipper end by putting in a zipper tab so the french seams wouldn’t encase part of the zipper. I didn’t show this step but if your zipper is too long, just cut a little longer than the length you need and then sew in the zipper tabs on each end.

  • How to recycle a denim pouch. Diy Laminate Fabric Pouch Tutorial - Step 3
    Step 3

    To sew in the zipper, you need to make a sandwich. On the bottom is the lining fabric right side up. The middle is the edge of the zipper with the zipper pull facing up. The last piece is the exterior fabric wrong side up. Here is a picture of the fabric order. Note I turned up the exterior fabric to take this picture.

  • How to recycle a denim pouch. Diy Laminate Fabric Pouch Tutorial - Step 4
    Step 4

    The end result looks like this before you sew with your zipper foot. When you are done sewing one side, use the same fabric sandwich to sew the other side of the zipper.

  • How to recycle a denim pouch. Diy Laminate Fabric Pouch Tutorial - Step 5
    Step 5

    Here is the zipper sewn in. Topstitch each side so the edges won’t get caught when you open and close the zipper.

  • How to recycle a denim pouch. Diy Laminate Fabric Pouch Tutorial - Step 6
    Step 6

    Sew wrong sides facing each other with a 1/4″ seam allowance.

  • How to recycle a denim pouch. Diy Laminate Fabric Pouch Tutorial - Step 7
    Step 7

    Then turn your pouch inside out and sew with a 1/2″ seam to make sure the 1/4″ seams sewn on the outside are encased. I found the laminate made the edges bulky so I’m not sure using a smaller seam allowance would’ve worked.

  • How to recycle a denim pouch. Diy Laminate Fabric Pouch Tutorial - Step 8
    Step 8

    Turn your pouch right side out. Make sure you save the waxy paper the vinyl was adhered to. Place the shiny side of the paper on top of the vinyl to iron out the wrinkles. DO NOT IRON THE LAMINATE SIDE DIRECTLY BECAUSE IT WILL MELT! If you laminate the exterior and interior make sure you don’t iron with laminate sides touching because the heat of the iron will make them stick to each other.

Made this project? Share your version »

Comments