Use up those fabric scraps with this free sewing tutorial from Amber Carillo. This cute Fabric Scrap Pouch uses scraps of fabric in this easy to follow sewing pattern. Add a snap for a quick coin purse project or make a larger pouch for your iPhone or even small camera.
- Scraps of fabric at least 1" x 6" (I used varying widths - between 1" and 3" is good)
- 5" x 12" piece of batting
- 5" x 12" fabric for lining
- Snap set
- Take all your scrap pieces and sew them together until you have a piece that is approx. 6" x 13" (you want it a little longer/wider so you can trim it evenly).
- Trim down to 5" x 12". I used my walking foot after this point for the rest of the process...just helps feed everything better.
- Lay your trimmed top onto your piece of batting and quilt with 1/2" lines lengthwise across the entire piece. (I didn't pin it since it doesn't really shift but you can if you want to)
- Trim again to 5" x 12" if you need to. Place your quilted piece and lining piece right sides together and pin along edges. You want to leave a 2" opening for turning.
- Sew along all edges (except for your opening). Sew a few re-enforcement stitches at the start and stop of your opening so that it doesn not tear your stitching when you turn your pouch right-side out.
- Trim corner edges and turn pouch right sides out, carefully pushing corners out using a turning tool or chopstick.
- Iron on both sides. Tuck in edge pieces of opening, iron and pin.
- Topstitch along entire top piece using a very small seam allowance, making sure to sew opening shut securely.
- Fold up bottom about 4" (or however big you want your pouch to be). Pin on each side, taking care to match up the topstitching on the front and back.
- Sew along topstitching line on each side, re-enforcing the top edge well. I went over it a couple times just to make sure it is sewn securely.
- Add your snap to the top flap and outside front area of your pouch and you are done!
Note: You can easily make more than one at a time if you use longer strips (say 11" or longer) and then just trim them down to 5" wide pieces.