I put together a little DIY Aztec coin pouch pack for the abcd social/ Etsy craft party on Saturday 7th June 2014. I had so much fun putting it together... love having a project to do!
So here is the Aztec coin pouch tutorial:
This Aztec design has been created with a hand cut stencil which is then used to hand screen print using eco friendly ink.
Materials in pack:
2 x hand printed Aztec fabric - 55% linen and 45% cotton
2 x interfacing
2 x lining fabric - 100% cotton
1 x 10cm metal zip
1 x grosgrain ribbon for zip pull
What you will need:
- sewing Machine - zipper foot
and zig zag/general foot
- off white cotton thread
Iron (low heat) interfacing with the rough side down on to the back of the hand printed fabric.
This will give the fabric a bit more weight.
Place one piece of printed fabric on the table face up - then place the zip - top side down on the top edge of the fabric. Then place the lining fabric (do a bit) facing down on the edge of the fabric.
My lovely Mother -in-law likes to call this a "zip sandwich"! :)
Using the zipper foot - sew along the edge close to the zip. You will need to unzip the zip once you are about halfway and continue sewing.
Repeat step 2 and 3 for the other side of the zip.
- Try to line up the pattern as below
Using the iron, press both sides of the fabric so the zip seams are nice and flat.
Trim any loose threads.
Open the zip ¾ of the way - this is important because if you don't you won't be able to turn the pouch inside out when it's finished! It can be a major disaster!
Place the hand printed fabric right sides together and do the same with the lining fabric - pin together.
Tip: hold pattern side together, up to the light, to match the pattern up.
Using the zigzag/ general foot - sew together around the edge, leaving a gap at the bottom of the lining fabric.
Tip: to make sure that you are sewing around the pattern side equally (curves can be a challenge to sew) Hold pinned pattern side up against the light of a window - use a tailors chalk or pencil to lightly trace the edge of the pattern... this will help when you are sewing :)
Cut a few notches around curved parts of the pouch - this will create a smoother curve once turned inside out. (you can use pinking shears for this too)
Turn pouch inside out through the opening and then hand stitch the opening closed.
Press the pouch with a warm iron and then add ribbon to the zip.