Create a home for your craft tools with this zipped linen pouch
HOW TO MAKE… A ZIP POUCH MATERIALS
Eight 6.5cm (25/ 8") squares of patterned fabric Linen cotton fabric, 50cm (19¾") Lining fabric, 33 x 26.5cm (13 x 10½") Wadding, 30.5 x 26.5cm (12 x 10½") Zip, 33cm (13") Basting spray Rotary cutter A little bit of printed fabric can go a long way when you’ve got snowball patchwork blocks and a cool neutral linen on your side.
This pouch project is ideal for showing off any precious scrap pieces that are too pretty to toss. Been hoarding a slither of Liberty print or a one-off vintage find? Now’s the time to let them shine. 01 Cut the linen fabric into 32 2.5 x 2.5cm (1 x 1") squares, one 3.5 x 26.5cm (13/ x 10 ") top piece, one 8 4 x 26.5cm (15/ x 10 ") bottom 8 piece, two 3.5 x 11cm (13/ x 43/ 8") 8 side pieces and one 16.5 x 26.5cm (6 x 10 ") backing piece. Cut the lining fabric into two 16.5 x 26.5cm (6 x 10 ") pieces, and the wadding into two 15 x 26.5cm (6 x 10 ") pieces.
02 Draw a diagonal line on the wrong side ( WS) of each of the 2.5 x 2.5cm (1 x 1") linen squares, from corner to corner. Pin a linen square
to each corner of one patterned fabric square, orientating the diagonal lines to create an octagon shape at the centre of the fabric square, as shown. Sew along all four diagonal lines.
03 Trim each corner to create a 0.5cm ( ") seam, then press the seams open to make the snowball block, as shown. Repeat Steps 2-3 with the remaining patterned and linen fabric squares to create eight snowball blocks in total.
04 Place two snowball blocks with right sides (RS) together and sew along one short edge to join. Press the seams open, then repeat to create a strip of four blocks.
05 Repeat Step 4 to create a second strip of four blocks, then pin the two with RS together and sew along one long edge to join. Press the seams open.
06 Place the patchwork panel RS up, then pin a linen side piece along one short edge with RS
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