How’s your Christmas gift making / buying coming along? I still have a lot to do, but I’m steadily plugging away at my list. When I saw this metallic pouch from Anthropologie the other day, it inspired me to make my own handmade zippered & lined metallic pouch for gift giving this year. Zippered pouches are so versatile, and a shimmery one is that much better! Make sure to scroll down to the bottom of this post for 11 more handmade Christmas gift ideas from my Canadian blogging friends.
Fill this little pouch up with makeup, crafts or goodies, and it would make the sweetest gift for a girlfriend on your list!
Here’s how to make a zippered and lined metallic pouch that’s perfect for gift giving.
- soft leather / pleather metallic fabric big enough for your desired pouch size
- cotton lining fabric big enough for your desired pouch size
- sewing machine
- zipper foot
- needle + thread
Cut two pieces of the main fabric and the lining fabric to the desired size of your zipper pouch + 1 inch for seam allowances. I made my pieces 9″ wide by 7″ long so that my finished pouch measures 8″ x 6″. Cut two small rectangles from the main fabric that measure about 1″ x 2″ to use as zipper stops.
Fold the two little rectangles as shown above and sew them to each end of the zipper, aligning the raw edges.
Place the zipper right side down along the top of the main fabric as shown. Stitch with a zipper foot using a 1/2″ seam allowance.
Next, lay the lining fabric on top of the main fabric + zipper, and stitch all layers together along the top seam using a zipper foot and a 1/2″ seam allowance.
Then, flip those two fabric pieces to their right sides, and lay a piece of the main fabric right side down over the OTHER side of the zipper. Sew with the zipper foot using a 1/2″ seam allowance.
Flip to the other side, and sew a piece of lining fabric to the other side of the zipper as shown.
Now open up the layers and put them right sides together as shown – the right sides of the lining facing each other, and the right sides of the main fabric facing each other. Pin and sew around the perimeter, leaving a 4″ hole. Clip the corners.
Pull the pouch right side out through the hole you left, and then sew the hole shut by hand with a needle and thread. Tuck the lining back into the pouch and you’re done!
Your pouch has a lovely zipper, it’s fully lined, and it’s ready to gift!
Now it’s time for some more DIY Christmas gift ideas from my Canadian blogging friends. Get ready for some wonderful handmade gift inspiration for your holidays!
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