Today’s guest is another amazing designer, Mel of Filles a Maman! You’ve seen her pattern work around this here blog a couple of times. She is the pattern designer behind the Rose Skirt and the Mimi Top! Be sure to check out her other awesome patterns in her etsy shop! She has been such fun to work with and I just love her sense of design.
I’m so happy to be a part of Louise Wackerman’s Sew Ready to Play series. My house is full of toys, for sure, as I have 3 girls. Most are pink, but anyway, they tend to hang around. I saw an opportunity to do something useful and fun. I was inspired by the outrageous amount of puzzles that we own. We love to do puzzles, but it is frustrating to realize that there is a missing piece because the box is broken. Because of this, I created the Puzzle Pouch.
The pattern is available here: Puzzle pouch
Print the pattern at 100%, without scaling. Check the 1 inch square on the first page to make sure that your printer is correct.
Assemble the pattern following the layout.
You will need a 6 in zipper and a 2.5 in X 2.5 in square of clear vinyl.
Don’t worry if you have never sewn vinyle, I will show you how!
1-Cut 2 pieces to make the shell and 2 more to make the lining.
6-Place the other part of the zipper on the right side of the fabric and sew. The right side of the zipper should be facing the right side of the fabric.7) Sew the lining over the zipper and turn to the right side.
10-Place small pieces of paper (o,5 in large) over the vinyle to be able to sew the pocket. My granddmother was using tissues. If you don’t do this, the vinyl will stick on your feet and you will have some issues to sew a nice straight line. Otherwise, you can use a leather or walking foot.
11-Sew over the paper on the sides and on the bottom of the pocket.
13-Open the zipper. Place the fabric (green) right sides together and the lining wrong sides together with the fabric, making a sandwich.
15-Cut the corners and snip the rounded corners to be able to turn the pouch properly.
16-Turn to the right side and press. Be careful not to press the vinyl.
Fill it with your treasures.