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fun easy to make pouch
This fun little pouch is the perfect size to carry just the bare essentials. Or unfold it and you have a pencil pouch. Don't want to carry a purse? Just slip the wrist strap on and you're ready to run about town. The removable wrist strap allows you to move the pouch from your bag to wrist with ease.

Supplies
Main Fabric: One 8 x 8 inch swatch for pouch body
Paper Pattern (download here)
Contrast fabric: One 2 x 2 inches for loop, One 2 x 15 inches for wrist strap
1 7" zipper
1 Sew-On Snap
1 Metal Clasp
2 Sturdy 1/2 inch Jump Rings

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  • How to make a pouch, purse or wallet. Foldover Zippered Pouch With Wrist Strap - Step 1
    Step 1

    Download your paper pattern. Print with page scaling set to "None". You can also make your own pattern by drawing a 4 x 8 inch rectangle with one corner rounded. Cut two pieces from your fabric. Make sure that when you put the fabric wrong sides together, the shapes match.

    Finish the edges of your fabric using a narrow zig zag stitch.

    While you're at the machine, fold the strap piece in half, right sides together with short sides meeting. Stitch a 1/4 inch seam along short end. Press seam open. (If your rings do not open, slide one on now.)

  • How to make a pouch, purse or wallet. Foldover Zippered Pouch With Wrist Strap - Step 2
    Step 2

    Pin zipper along one curved edge with the right side of fabric facing the outside of the zipper and aligning top of zipper 3/8 inch from edge as shown.

    Stitch in place. Repeat with other side of zipper. Open zipper as needed to stitch in a smooth line.

  • How to make a pouch, purse or wallet. Foldover Zippered Pouch With Wrist Strap - Step 3
    Step 3

    Fold the strap in half lengthwise and press. Fold raw edges to center, meeting first fold and press again. Topstitch through all layers. Attach jump ring and lobster clasp to strap. Above ring, stitch wide zig zag to hold jump ring in place.

  • How to make a pouch, purse or wallet. Foldover Zippered Pouch With Wrist Strap - Step 4
    Step 4

    Fold 2 x 2" contrast fabric in half and press. Then fold raw edges to inside, meeting first fold. Top stitch through all layers. Fold in half to make a loop and pin to side of pouch about 2 inches from the bottom edge.

    (If your jump ring does not open, slip it on the loop now.) Baste in place. This loop will hold another jump ring so you can attach the wrist strap.

  • How to make a pouch, purse or wallet. Foldover Zippered Pouch With Wrist Strap - Step 5
    Step 5

    With right sides together, stitch around remaining sides using a 3/8 inch seam allowance.

  • How to make a pouch, purse or wallet. Foldover Zippered Pouch With Wrist Strap - Step 6
    Step 6

    Open zipper and turn right side out. Sew snap on pouch as shown so that it will stay folded over.

    Attach jump ring to small loop. Then clip clasp on wrist strap to jump ring.

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