Today we will be adding bottoms to our zippered pouches!
Upon rereading, that is kind of a funny sentence.
Oh well, it describes what we are doing, so I am sticking with it.
This tutorial will show you how to make the same pouch as in the 1st tutorial, but a flat bottom is added. This makes it convenient to use when your pouch needs to stand up---such as for a make-up bag.
This is what the "bottomed" pouch looks like:
All of the pieces that we start with are the same (I will tell you how to piece the exterior panels) and all of the steps are used as in the 1st pouch, but we will add a few simple steps.
To piece the exterior panels: cut two strips each from two coordinating fabrics, two measuring 2" X 8-1/2", and two measuring 6" X 8-1/2". Sew those two pieces together using a 1/4" seam. Trim these pieces to measure 7" X 8-1/2" and you will have your exterior pieces. Of course, you can use the single fabric panel as in the 1st tutorial
Lay your exterior fabric panel on top of your batting and top-stitch along the front. You can add stitching as you please. I chose to stitch on the top and the bottom of the seam on my panels:
You should have something like this:
Now, continue on in the 1st tutorial until your pouch is completely sewn together and ready for turning. Before you turn it right-side out, you will cut a 1-1/2" square out of each corner:
Pin each corner together, like so:
Now sew each corner using a 1/4" seam (I like to sew this seam twice for strength):
Your pouch will look like this once all four corners are sewn:
Turn right-side out and once you sew your inside seam shut and cut all of your threads, you should have a bag that looks like this:
Please let me know how your pouch is coming along! And if you have any problems/questions/suggestions, let me know. You can leave comments here or over in the Flickr group.