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!