Today I had my eyebrows shaped using the threading method developed in India. Tears welled in my eyes during the process...it was PAINFUL. A double strand of cotton threading is used to grab and remove the hair. With this method a line of hair can be removed at one time; leaving a cleaner line. So it was not only painful but I could literally hear the hair being ripped out of my skin. Oh, what I would give to have naturally perfectly shaped eyebrows..is that too much to ask?...sigh.
Now that pain is behind me, I finished my latest tutorial ... a fabric envelope pouch. I love this pattern. Its simplicity lends itself to "make it your own".
|zakka inspired fabric envelope pouches|
So here goes ...
- Cut 2 pieces of fabric - 6" wide x 12" height
- Cut 2 pieces of interfacing - same as fabric size
- Draw in sewing lines for the top of the pouch on the wrong side of the main fabric
- Mark a straight line 3.5" down from the top
- Find the center and draw a center line
- Draw in the two side lines as shown in the pic
- I didn't want to hassle with the point at that top so I drew a straight sewing line 1/2" from the top
Step 3 :
- Embellish your outer piece (this is optional of course..sometimes all you need is a fabulous piece of fabric). For my pouch, I stamped an image from Greeting Farms with a fabric ink. I then embroidered the images and added 'rick rack' and a cotton lace.
- Join the bottoms of the outer piece and lining
- Press the seams
Step 5 :
- Fold the joined bottom in between the outer piece and lining to form the pockets.
- Flatten piece and pin around edges
- DECIDE the closing method for the pouch : tie? velcro? button hole/button? snaps? I decided to use the cord since that's the easiest for me.
- Sew around the envelope pouch with a 1/4" seam. When you get to the top "point", slide in the cord and hold in place as you sew the top edge, back stitch to make a stronger stitch for the cord.
- Leave a gap on one side to turn the pouch right side out
- Don't sew the bottom
- The FINISHING - Sew the gap close. Sew on the button for the closure (optional).
|~~ Ta Da ~~|
Hear Ye Hear Ye ~~ Announcing a new category for my etsy shop : One-Of-A-Kind Sale. This pouch will be the first item to be added.
Don't be shy...let me know if you have questions on the tut!