pouch fabric/lining fabric: 20″x7″ rectangle (each); circle of fabric (each) using a jar, cup, or ribbon spool for the circle template.
20″ of wide lace insertion
20″ of ribbon for strap
place fabric and lining fabric right sides together, sewing one edge lengthwise using a 1/4″ seam allowance
fold and iron the seam and then open it back out to allow yourself to sew gathering threads on the two long edges. (sew gathering stitches now)
fold the remaining two edges together and sew, leaving a small opening (between the two arrows)
fold and mark the four opposite edges on both circles…
and the pouch edges. this makes it easier to pin the circles to the gathered edges resulting in a more even gather.
pin, pull up gathering threads, and sew together on the bag fabric and lining fabric.
pull the pouch through the opening and then stitch opening closed.
(this picture shows how small the opening is.)
stuff the lining down into the pouch… here is what the pouch should look like at this point.
fold lace under 1/4″ on cut edge and pin along the top edge starting at the seam line.
pin lace all the way around the pouch until you reach the seam line again. fold other cut edge of lace the same as before.
turn inside out to make it easier to sew. sew both edges of the lace leaving the opening free at the seam line.
now you are ready to thread the ribbon through the lace.
attach one end of the ribbon to a small safety pin
push the safetypin through the opening at the seam…
until it pops out the other side.
tie the two ends of the ribbon together and you are done!
pull the ribbon to cinch the opening closed.
voila! you just made a pixie pouch!
if you have any questions, just ask!
If you make one of these, I would love to see it! I’ve set up a flickr group for everyone to show-n-tell what y’all make from my tutorials!
for personal use only, please.