I am so excited to introduce you to my brand new pattern. The Clear Boxy Pouch!!
The little sister of the Quilted Boxy Pouch... but let's start at the beginning.
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But let me share a little more with you...
The Clear Boxy Pouch is based (in size, shape and construction) on the super popular Quilted Boxy Pouch. The quilted one is a huge hit with all quilters and I totally see why!
However... I like the idea of seeing what's inside my pouch (you might have noticed from all the vinyl pouches in my shop). And the Boxy Pouch concept is just too good to not also make it out of vinyl.
Again... I love a clear zipper pouch.
Clear Boxy Pouch
But let's talk about the Clear Boxy pattern a little more.
The pattern is absolutely beginner friendly and super quick to make. The pattern comes in two sizes and I share my best tips and tricks on sewing with you. But let's break it down a little more.
- I show you how to insert a zipper with ease!
- How to box out corners (again... easy!).
- I share my best tips and trick on handling vinyl.
- And finally, best of all - you can also watch the free video tutorial right here (see below).
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Now let's talk about the materials a little more.
First of all - you will need your copy of the pattern which you can find in my shop. Remember, it's a measure and cut pattern, meaning all pattern pieces are cut using a rotary cutter, cutting mat and ruler. No need to print anything, unless you wish to do so.
And here the list with all the things you'll need:
- basic sewing notions (needles and teflon foot - link to other article.)
As the pouch is all about seeing what's inside things - I would suggest plain vinyl. You want to see your cute sewing notions inside, right?
If you like to spice up a little, maybe use coloured vinyl or glittery ones. It just makes it really fun. The sky is the limit.
I always use 10" zippers. Like ALWAYS. They are my absolute go-to zipper length for literally everything. Even for much smaller pouches... you can always chop off the ends of a plastic zipper, right?
And now the tip: buy them in bulk! I order mine all the way from the US but they are here in absolute no time, super cheap if I buy a pack of 50 or more and the colour choice is amazing (cotton candy pink, bubble gum pink and gray are my faves if you were wondering).
You will need thread. For the construction of the pouch, I am using Aurifil 50wt. That's for all the seams that are not visible later on but have to last.
And for topstitching along the zipper, I am switching over to Aurifil 28wt. That's for all the seams that are visible later on. The result looks super neat!
Basic Sewing Notions:
Next your basic sewing notions like a good rotary cutter, ruler and cutting mat you will also strong needles for making bags and pouch. As always - I am using a jeans/ denim needle throughout the project. Your machine will have to go through a couple of layers and it's better to be safe than sorry.
You will find me using a teflon foot in as well the pattern as bonus video tutorial. It's my preferred way of sewing vinyl. But if you don't have one (yet) - please don't worry. You can still make your pouch today.
Just head over to my blog post here where I show you how to tackle vinyl - 3 super easy ways. And best of all, you probably have everything at home already to get started today.
And that's a wrap, my friend. I hope you will be equally excited to get yourself organised. Making all the clear pouches for literally everything.
You will definitely find me making a lot more of them.
Take care and happy Bag Making!!
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