"Essential": a shoulder pouch that lives up to its name and that you can use to carry the minimum you need even for small trips ;-) Here's how to sew it...
- 25CM of cotton poplin . I chose this pretty fabric with "fruit salad" pattern
- 25CM of coated cotton. Be sure to discover our new collection exclusive By Léa here
- 20CM of wadding. You can also use this knit fabric on foam
- 15CM piping
- 1,20M of braided cord
- 20CM zipper
- 2 D-rings(buckle)
- 16CM ribbon (or a bias binding made by yourself) to be able to attach the buckle
- the PDF pattern is free here
Step 1: cut out
Cut out the different parts of the bag according to the pattern.
Take the sides and sew them onto the wadding (or foam), making parallel lines so that the fabric holds well to the backing.
Step 2: the pocket
To make the pocket, first place the piping on the right side of one side, then sew right sides together on the 2 faces of the pocket. Turn over and iron.
You'll get this:
Step 3: the zipper
Sew the zipper to the 2 smallest pieces.
Connect by adding the next larger piece of fabric to create the outline of your pouch.
Lay out the pouch and pin the outline right sides together on the front. Stitch around the edges and notch the rounded edges for a pretty finish.
Step 4: the buckles and assembling
Cut 2 strips of 8cm ribbon (or bias binding) and insert them into the loops. Arrange them like this:
Stitch to secure. Pin the remaining side right sides together and sew around the edges. Don't forget to leave your zipper open to turn your pouch inside out. The outside of your pouch is finished.
Step 5: the lining
Assemble the lining by repeating the procedure in the previous steps, except that you will sew the zipper at the end. Don't forget to leave an opening at the bottom to turn the lining inside out.
Tuck the pouch into the lining like this:
Then sew the lining to the zipper as you would a classic installation. Turn the pouch over through the opening and close with a hand stitch.
Make a small stitch by hand to finish the base of the zipper with your lining.
All that's left is to attach your ribbon to the loops with a hand-stitch, which will be more discreet.
And that's it, your essential pouch is finished !