Belt Pouch

Difficulty level Intermediate
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Picture: Belt Pouch

You will need:

  • Soft Cotton twirl (medium weight fabric)                                   45cm x 35cm
  • Iron on wadding                                                                         45cm x 35cm
  • Fabric for lining                                                                          45cm x 35cm
  • Open ended Zip                                                                          30cm
  • Webbing – 5cm wide (for belt loops)                                            25cm
  • Bias binding - Pre-folded 2cm wide                                              1m
  • Madeira Adhesive Spray
  • Denim needles #90
  • Mettler Metrosene sewing thread
  • Presser feet – Zipper #4
  • Patchwork (¼ in) #37
    Walking foot #50
  • Pattern: Down load pattern

Prepare the Pouch

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  • Fuse the wadding to the wrong side of the lining fabric.  Use Adhesive Spry to lightly bind the top fabric - wrong side to wadding to get a 3 layered sandwich.
  • Do on-point block quilting as can be seen in the sample:

At the centre top, drawn two lines at a 45° angle

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  •  Set the Walking Foot Seam Guide to sew parallel stitching lines 3cm apart.
    Start sewing on 2 drawn lines. Place seam guide on completed sewn lines to do parallel lines and repeat until the entire surface is covered.

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  • Trace pattern onto quilted fabric and transfer all pattern markings
  • If embroidery needs to be done, it must be done at this stage – before cutting out the pattern pieces.
    Add a name, a message or as in the sample, the twee-way radio call sign.

Belt Loops

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  • Cut 2 pieces of webbing 12cm.
  • On the back pattern piece, mark a placement line, 3cm from the top fold line.
  • Place the webbing edge on the marked line with rest of webbing extending to the top. Ensure that there is at least 1cm open at side edges.
  • Select the Triple Straight Stitch and sew in position with a double row.

SEW THE ZIP IN POSITION

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  • Mark the zipper 5cm from the end - this is where you will start to attached the fabric to the zip

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  • Sew the zip onto the top edge of the front pattern piece. Fold it to the wright side and topstitch in position.
  • Mark the end of the sewn zipper. Mark 5cm in from the markings indicating the end of the zip.

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  • Attach the top edge of the back pattern piece to the other side of the zip: Sew the centre in position; pull the 5cm of the zip on both sides around the side of the flap of the back pattern piece and sew in position.  
  • Trim the corners to eliminate bulk when doing top stitching

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  • Close the zip. Use hand stitches to secure the end of the zip.

COMPLETE THE POUCH

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  • Pin the side seams. Make sure the zip is open so that you can turn the pouch inside out after sewing. Sew a 1/4'’ or 6mm seam.

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  • Use bias binding to cover raw edges.
  • Turn the pouch inside out