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A sweet pouch for your small stuff (but unfortunately not for tea)
when i was in an accessorize(?) shop last time, i saw this sweet teakettle pouch. however, i wanted a smaller purse without clamps for going out and didn´t want to spend that much money on another pouch too. instead, i thought of making it myself. i always wanted to make some more things than cothing and with a new material (the clamps)
i found these really nice clamps in a shop on dawanda. they have little holes to sew the pouch to the clamps, so no gluing!! and it has a little chain with a keyring for charms or wristband, i was amazed!!
the pouch itself consists of three different fabrics, a black cotton fabric with woven words, a black and white striped twill and a black viscose batiste with tiny dots. for lining i used purple taffeta.
the most expensive were the clamps obviously, but i spend half of the money in making it myself than on buying one!

Posted by So from Hanover, Lower Saxony, Germany • Published See So's 58 projects »


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  • How to make a snap purse. Teakettle Pouch - Step 1
    Step 1

    Patternmaking time!
    i simply drew a sketch of a teakettle and cut it in its parts (muzzle and body). be sure you make it big enough for some stuff and that you can turn the muzzle. i used my clamps as a guidance.

  • How to make a snap purse. Teakettle Pouch - Step 2
    Step 2

    cutting time!
    you need:
    *2 muzzles
    *2 strips for the handle
    *2 bodies out of shell fabric
    *2 bodies out of lining fabric
    don´t forget seam allowances!
    and mark where the clamps end.

  • Step 3

    sewing time:
    place the muzzle pieces right sides on right sides and sew. leave the end facing the body open.

    pin the strips right sides facing and sew along the long edges.

  • Step 4

    cut of the seam allowances, turn the muzzle and the handle and press. now you can stuff the two pieces with some stuffing. (or use volume nonwoven. then, include it between the two layers and sew along)

  • How to make a snap purse. Teakettle Pouch - Step 5
    Step 5

    place the muzzle and the handle on one body part and baste. the part should face the middle.

  • Step 6

    place the other body part over it and sew from one mark to the other (at the bottom). cut back the seam allowances at the curves and bottom. be sre to leave them intact at the upper edge and the ends of your seams.

  • Step 7

    sew the lining like the shell fabric.

  • How to make a snap purse. Teakettle Pouch - Step 8
    Step 8

    place the lining in the shell left sides facing, fold in the upper edges and baste them. be sure that both sides are all about the same.

  • How to make a snap purse. Teakettle Pouch - Step 9
    Step 9

    now sew the pouch to the clamps if you have these nice holey ones. otherwise you have to glue and pinch it in.

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Jolanda · Nederland, Colorado, US · 54 projects
cute idea!
Shayla F.
Shayla F. · Terre Haute, Indiana, US · 28 projects
This is adorable.
Kathy Gregson
Kathy Gregson · Lüneburg, Lower Saxony, DE · 5 projects
Das ist genial! Ich LIEBE Tee! Happy
Zombie Babe
Zombie Babe · 4 projects
I love this!
Felecity W.
Felecity W. · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 86 projects
This is awesome! You could even use it to hold your tea bags if you are like me and always have a few in your bag Happy

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