The featured project is a pouch for toiletries like pocket tissue, lip balm and masks; such items that you want to carry when going out. The patchwork pattern print from the cloth Mix idee series is a canvas fabric with a mixture of 80% cotton and 20% linen. With an appropriate thickness of the fabric, the case will not require a lining. Another key element is the size of this case. The masks can perfectly fit in the pocket.
Fabric shown for this sample:cloth Mix idee LOB-51010-1B
□ Fabric: 50cm x 30cm
□ Cotton Tape: 10cm (2cm wide)
□ Coil Zipper: One piece (35cm long)
Size: 12.5cm (l) 20.5cm (w)
We interviewed Satomi about her creation:
Kokka Fabric (KF): What did you think of the fabric you used for this project?
Using a patchwork fabric gives you the fun of choosing which portion to incorporate.
For this case, I featured the design to be in stripes so that it will not look too busy.
KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
The fabric has a relative thickness. It allows you to make a piece without a lining fabric. In addition, it is designed in such a way that it dries quickly after washing. The L shape makes it easy even for a child to take the mask in and out.
KF: What are some tips for making this pouch?
Please don’t be too nervous about attaching the curved portion of the zipper. Why not just try it! For a clean finish, use a stiletto to hold the fabric, starting about 3cm before the curve, and slowly sew two stitches at a time in an oblique manner.
KF: How should we use this pouch in everyday situations?
Keep a folded clear plastic bag inside for a used mask. The plastic bag with a used mask can be placed in the outer pocket. This is how I recommend using this case. Inside can store many toiletries, like pocket tissue and lip balm. You will find carrying this pouch in your purse handy for emergencies.
KF: Thank you very much, Satomi! Here are sewing instructions along with step by step photos from her. Enjoy crafting!
Sew together the front outer fabric and zipper. Apply back stitches securely at 2cm from the edge of the fabric. Make sure to close the zipper and cut it off at 1cm from the bottom edge (at red line). ※2cm wide cotton tape is placed between the outer fabric and zipper.