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A cute little pouch with your own print!
Want to print your own pictures on fabric?
Do you have a inktjet printer?
And you want to make a cute little pouch?

No problemo!

Just follow the instructions below.

Please fav. if you like!

Posted by Sokje from Almere, Flevoland, The Netherlands • Published See Sokje's 8 projects »
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  • How to make a zipper pouch. Make A Pouch With Your Own Fabric - Step 1
    Step 1

    Spray a piece of printerpaper with glue-spray. Let dry for a while.

    Stick it on a piece of white fabric (cotton).

    Cut off the excess fabric.

    (You don't want to get the frayes into your printer.)

  • How to make a zipper pouch. Make A Pouch With Your Own Fabric - Step 2
    Step 2

    Put the paper/fabric thingy in the papersection of your printer.

    Print your picture/pattern on the setting 'normal paper'.

    Print it as big as you can on the fabric. Because the pouch will get quite small.

    Let the fabric dry a while after printing.

    This step only works with a inktjet printer. A laser printer won't work.

  • How to make a zipper pouch. Make A Pouch With Your Own Fabric - Step 3
    Step 3

    Cut of the white borders on each side. And cut the fabric in half. Make sure you have two rectangular pieces of the same size.

    Gather your materials.

  • How to make a zipper pouch. Make A Pouch With Your Own Fabric - Step 4
    Step 4

    Fold over half a inch of fabric on the long side. Use a iron to flatten the fabric or just use tape to hold it down (when you're just as lazy as me).

    Sew both pieces to the zipper. With the right side up.

    Using a longer zipper than necessary is easier to sew. You can trim it off later.

  • How to make a zipper pouch. Make A Pouch With Your Own Fabric - Step 5
    Step 5

    Now fold the two side together with the right sides facing each other.

    Sew the bottom together.

  • How to make a zipper pouch. Make A Pouch With Your Own Fabric - Step 6
    Step 6

    Make sure the bottom seam is right on top of the zipper.
    Sew the sides together.
    Go a bit slower when you are sewing over the zipper.

    Do the same on the other side, but make sure the zipper pull is in the middle!

    Else you have to unpick your fresh seams. =P

    Trim of the excess sides of the zipper.

  • How to make a zipper pouch. Make A Pouch With Your Own Fabric - Step 7
    Step 7

    Now fold the corners in a way I can't explain in proper English (I'm from the Netherlands xD). But I think the picture will explain.

    Try to get all the corners even. Use a pencil to mark them and a pin to hold in place.

    Almost done now!

  • How to make a zipper pouch. Make A Pouch With Your Own Fabric - Step 8
    Step 8

    Sew the lines you've drawn for the corners.

    Snip the excess material and cover your seams and frays with clear nailpolish, so they don't fray any further

  • How to make a zipper pouch. Make A Pouch With Your Own Fabric - Step 9
    Step 9

    Turn in side out (or out side in if you think that is better) and marvel at your new pouch!

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sweetsundae0
sweetsundae0 · Ajax, Ontario, CA · 50 projects
wow that looks very professional, great work!
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Jazi
Jazi · Fuquay Varina, North Carolina, US · 1 project
I was at a fabric store today and i was waiting to get fabric cut and this lady and her daughter walked up and asked how to make a pencil pouch i told them about this website and to your project to learn how too.
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Humuhu
Humuhu · Dhaka, Dhaka Division, BD · 29 projects
WHY DOESN'T THE LACK OF LINING BOTHER ANYONE?
Steph.
Steph. · Reading, England, GB · 212 projects
you don't need a lining for everything
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Shirls
Shirls · Orlando, Florida, US · 23 projects
that's.......so smart!
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AnnieKheo
AnnieKheo · 1 project
great idea!i might try this with a pencil case i wanted that was ridiculously priced.
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CraftyBirdCollective
CraftyBirdCollective · London, GB
A friend has asked me to make her something from an old but well loved top and this is just the project I have been looking for- will post pictures when I have made it. Thanks for sharing!
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-Luxe-
-Luxe- · Toronto, Ontario, CA
This looks amazing, I can't wait to make one. =)
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Dani3la M.
Dani3la M. · 9 projects
Thx for this tutorial xD it helpt me get my present without waiting for some1 to buy one for me.
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Vymini
Vymini · Frankfurt, Hesse, DE · 8 projects
Thank you so much for this tutorial! I always wondered how to make those pouches. And I simply must try out printing on fabric.
Thanks again =)
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Michela T.
Michela T. · San Giovanni Valdarno, Toscana, IT · 5 projects
Really love it!
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