I made a vinyl shape as a focal point for the front of the pouch. You can omit this if you'd like. Or try a different shape. The technique is the same, no matter what you choose.
These cases remind me of those jelly bracelets I had in the 80's.
On the back I left the space open so the glitter can float around.
Go on, you know you want to make one!
Fabric for exterior and lining : two coordinating fat
10 or 12 gauge vinyl
9” zipper / Zipper sewing machine foot very helpful
Teflon sewing foot
SF 101 fusible woven interfacing at least 20” x 20”
Universal chrome sewing needle for machine 80/100
Seam allowance is a generous 1/4” throughout unless otherwise
stated - adjust as needed around zipper tabs.
Cut 2 exterior fabric pieces measuring 9 1/2” wide x 8 1/2”
tall, along with 2 lining pieces, 2 SF 101 pieces, and 2 vinyl pieces at the
Fuse SF101 to wrong side of exterior fabric pieces.
Cut 2 zipper tables at 3 ½” x 2 ½"
Trim zipper to exactly 8 ½” in length and sew across zipper
teeth on each end to keep ends together.
Fold zipper tab short ends in to meet and press.
Open and fold each short end back in to meet at the middle crease, press again.
Fold again so the zipper end can be tucked in to meet the crease and sew, catching all layers. Trim even with
Notice right end of zipper is trimmed. Repeat with the opposite end.
Place interfaced exterior fabric piece right
side up on the work surface. Sprinkle glitter over fabric. Carefully place vinyl piece on top and use wonder clips to hold vinyl in place. (Use a lot of clips.)
Attach the Teflon sewing foot onto the machine and sew
around all sides to secure.
this for other exterior piece.
OPTIONAL -- add a design to hold the glitter. My example are these lips.
Sew around the perimeter of lips and leave an
opening to funnel in the glitter.
Sew opening closed. Add the middle line of the
lip by drawing with a pen, then sew slowly right over the pen marking.
& center lips on front exterior body piece (with vinyl). It’s easy to find
the center if you fold the exterior piece in half making a crease, then again
top to bottom and make a crease.
Place lips on the cross mark of these two
Attach teflon sewing foot and sew around lip applique with a satin
stitch or straight stitch.
8Place zipper right side down onto the exterior
lining up the top edge with one side of zipper tape.
8.Place zipper foot on sewing machine and sew on faint line in middle of zipper tape to secure all layers. Finger
press these layers away from the zipper.
Repeat to add the other exterior and lining side. Make sure to
line up the sides with the first set we added, so one side isn’t off kilter from
Press from the lining side if using an iron, to
prevent messing up the vinyl. Make sure both sides are away from the zipper,
then open zipper.
Place exteriors right sides together and use
clips to hold in place. (Pins will leave holes in the vinyl.)
right sides together and pin in place, leaving an opening at the bottom of 4”
for turning out later. Sew around entire perimeter, excluding 4” opening. Be careful to avoid sewing over the zipper tabs on the ends- jog around them if need be.
right side out and sew opening closed.
Push lining back into pouch and press corners with a chop stick or turning tool.
points to place (on both sides) you will need to push out for a professional
look. Be careful so you don’t poke through. Sometimes you'll need to adjust the seam allowance at these tabs to avoid sewing over them (puckered look).
finished- well done!
As an option, you could always add boxed corners or a different applique
shape. Have fun with it.