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These pouches are super simple to make as long as you don't try something entirely new in the process.
Supplies For Pouch
2 pieces of fabric 9x18 inches plus fabric for binding The fabric I used is discontinued but I found some similar fabric from Timeless Treasures
2 pieces of batting 9x8 inches or slightly larger I recommend Warm & Natural
A scrap of coordinating fabric 2.5x12 inches
Sew on snaps
Paper & Pen
A note about the walking feet I've linked. I have a couple of walking feet and let me tell you you truly get what you pay for with them. If you need a high shank walking foot I highly recommend going industrial if at all possible.
We start by finding the middle of one of our pieces of fabric. From the middle point measure over 1/2 an inch and draw a line straight across. Do this to the other side, giving yourself an inch space.
Line your batting up on that line. The gap is what is going to allow us to fold our pouch shut. Place the other piece of fabric on top and secure in your chosen method. I of course used hairspray and a hot dry iron to hold my sandwich together.
Now we quilt! This is where the walking foot comes in handy. I know some don't think you NEED a walking foot for straight line quilting but I find it a must have. I started by sewing along the top edge of each piece of batting just to secure it and give myself a stopping line. Then I did straight line quilting about a quarter of an inch apart. I just used the edge of my pressure foot. It doesn't have to be perfect but do your best to keep it as straight as possible.
When you are done it's time to square up. As you can see I am using odds and ends. This is the perfect project for those small odd shaped pieces of leftover batting.
After you figure out where you want your tools it's time to make the loops to secure them. We need to make a tube with our coordinating fabric. I swore when I pulled mine it was white. It wasn't until I looked at the pictures that I realized it was off white. By that time it was too late to change. I knew I should have turned on my big light before picking fabric.
You'll have to play around with how long your tabs will need to be. This is going to vary based on the tools you pick. I used a satin stitch to attach one end of the loop and then adjusted after I could get my tools on there. After you get it the length right tuck in the raw edges and sew them shut.
Once you have the snaps all that's left is binding. I just bought a brand new to me binding tool. I could not follow the instructions to save my life. My wonderful hubby though was so he put the binding on for me. I have no problems admitting that because if he didn't you wouldn't be reading this. The tool pouch would still be in time out. I'm wanting to do a whole bag of these pouches with the pouches velcroed to the bag before my class. I just want to make people go, "WHERE ON EARTH DID SHE FIND THAT?"
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