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Hey hey, awesome makers!

Today, I'm excited to show you a little no-sew project I've been working on! Since the kids are out of school, we know that sometimes it can be difficult to keep them entertained. This is why I've created a project that's kid friendly (with parental supervision) and functional. Not to mention, that you can begin to convince your little one to become a maker. ;)

What inspired me to make this project is my new found love for fabrics and the memory of my days in summer camp when I use to make crafty projects with the rest of the kids. Since pouches are great for storing all kinds of goodies and can be made in less than an hour, I thought is would be fun to make a no-sew version. 

Well, let's start making!


Here are a few things you will need.

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Materials:

Tools:

  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Iron

 
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1.) Measure and cut a 15 x 12 - inch piece of the fabric you chose for the outside of the pouch.

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2.) Measure and cut a 15 by 10 inch piece of the linen that will be used for the lining.

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3.) Lay the outer fabric flat (back side facing up) and place the 15" x 10" piece of linen fabric on top (right side up) of the printed fabric. Make sure the linen is centered because this will be the inside cover of the pouch. 

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4.) Add a strip of the iron on tape across the bottom of both of the fabrics (Follow the instructions on the back of the package of the tape to glue the fabric together).

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5.) While the tape is sticky, fold over about 1.5 inches of the fabric to make a clean edge.


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6.) After folding the first side, place two strips of the iron on tape to the back of the linen. I did it this way because it's easier to center the fabric and to avoid making any mistakes when ironing the tape. 

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7.) Flip the linen back in place and press over both of the fabrics until they are glued together. Make sure to that the fabrics are smoothe (you don't want undesired wrinkles)! 

8.) Tape, fold, and press the three other sides (Repeat step 4). 

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9.)After gluing all the sides together, place about 6 inches of the iron on tape on the longer sides of the fabric (this only needs to be done on two sides). Fold over where you placed the tape and repeat the same steps to glue the two sides together. Wait a few seconds until the fabric cools down.  

Note: For this step I ironed it for more seconds because you are gluing together thick layers.  

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10.) Last step, cut a piece of Velcro that's about the same width of the clutch ( i used a 9 3/4 piece of Velcro). Peel the adhesive off the Velcro, press it onto the top flap. Allow the adhesive to set for at least 10 to 15 min. Then pull the flap open and Voila! You have your cute pouch that's ready to use.

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You can also decorate it however you want! I made a little bow with the fabric that I had left over. Get creative and try all kinds of decorations for your pouch!

I hope you enjoyed this fun and quick tutorial, let me know if you have any questions. Feel free to share your version of the No Sew Pouch on social media.

 

 

 

Best,

Caro! 

 

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