When I was constructing the Teabag Pouch from Patchwork, Please! yesterday for giveaway day (if you would rather just go to the freebies, that’s here BTW), I had a couple of head scratching moments at the beginning that I would really have appreciated some photos or diagrams for! Since there were none, and having muddled through myself, I thought I’d maybe help out any of you in a similar predicament.
When you start to make the pockets, you sew the tops of the pocket outer and lining together, and then the bottom. Now this is where you have your first challenge as the 2 pieces are different lengths o.O This is how it will work:
Step 1 – stitch the top edges together (please ignore the interfacing already in place, I thought I’d be a smart arse and do it ahead of time. Don’t do that!) Note that if you’re using a directional print for the lining, it needs to be upside down at this point if your outer fabric is also directional
Step 2 – shuffle the lining fabric up to meet the bottom of the outer fabric
Step 3 – turn the thing through
Step 4 – press, and then after that pop the interfacing in. Mine is now doubly interfaced…
Step 5 – top stitch the bottom edge – I also did the top edge because I have symmetry and evenness issues ;o)
And here’s the final thing:
You will also note that I top stitched all the way round the outer edge once pulled through right side out, that would be my inner neat freak and finishing freak…
Ah so clever! If I don't win the swap I think I will be coming back to follow the extra instructions 🙂
You're just a big mess of freakiness, aintcha? Top tips, thanks!
Went straight over my head, but Ithink you're awesome for making it!
Oh I am sucker for the 'how the heck will that ever work' instructions – Zakka Style pencil case will be close to my heart forever!
Handy pictures – Sliding the interfacing in afterwards? I'd have done wot you did I think!
Thanks for making sense of all that! You do like your topstitching don't you…….there's always neatness and finishing looking for loving attention over here…..just in case you want some more. Juliex
You have issues, are you seeking therapy? If not, do, and quickly!;o)
Love it! Love when you do posts like this.
I'm glad it's not just me then. I read the instructions and they were as clear as mud. I then thought, I'll come back to this, it can't be that difficult. Then, I entered your giveaway and hope springs eternal!
Excellent Tips!! It's great to get the real life experiences behind the patterns.
Thanks for sharing, my book arrived today so I shall note this post for future reference!
Thanks for sharing your tips.It`s easy to follow!!
Thanks for your tips.
Thanks for the great tips! I know they will cone in handy when it comes time to make it for the Zakka 2.o.
oh I somehow missed this – very helpful, thank you! tobit_e was kind enough to post in the sew along flickr group….
Glad to have seen this before I start this project this week.
Thanks for the great pictures and tutorial!!
You will be a great help when I make one!
Thank the freakin' sewing gods for you, your pictures and your tips!! Instead of crying in frustration, I stepped away from the book and went to the Flickr group and TOBIT had a Flickr post with a link to this post… yay for you!!!! Now I can visualize what the heck I am supposed to do!!!