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Tutorial Tuesday. Dylan Boxy Pouches pattern hack #1

Hello and welcome to the first pattern hack for the Dylan Boxy Pouches.

Do you love the look of these pouches, but don't like the exposed zip seam and/or binding on the inside is not your thing? Well, I've got you covered! Here's how you make the pouches with beautifully hidden seams.

Step 1. Pick your fabrics and pouch sizing. Cut out your outer and zip as per the pattern instructions.

Then cut 2 lining pieces from the below measurements.

Small - 25 x 14cm (9.84 x 5.5")

Medium - 29 x 23cm (11.4 x 9")

Large - 40 x 27cm (15.75 x 10.6")

Follow the pattern instructions up to step 7 for any straps or tabs you wish to add.

Step 2. Lay your fabrics and zip in the following order:

-Outer fabric, right side up

-Zip, right side down

-Lining fabric, right side down

**If you have placed strap(s), have the top stop of the zip at the same end as the strap(s).

Clip in place. (If you are using a woven fabric, you could also substitute pins)

Stitch the zip to the fabric, 6mm (1/4") from the zip teeth.

Step 3. Turn the zip and lining under so that the wrong sides of the fabric are facing.


Step 4. Repeat for the other side of the zip.

Bring the edge of the zip across to meet the raw edge of the outer fabric. (So they are right sides facing).

Then place the lining piece on top, right side down and clip or pin in place.

Stitch 6mm from the zip teeth as you did with the first side.

Step 5. Topstitch.

Now this can get a little difficult towards the end as you are sewing a tube. Take it slow and keep adjusting the fabric as you stitch.

**Finish with your needle down when you make adjustments so the fabric doesn't move.

Step 6. Now turn the pouch inside out and follow the pattern instructions from step 14 to create the folds.

**You are leaving the lining pieces out of the folds here, and will end up with something like this.

Step 7. Stitch along each of the folded edges.

**Fold the lining fabric out of the way when you are sewing. You will only catch the lining fabric as you stitch over the zip.

4 xS 5.5”S

Step 8. Take the 2 lining pieces and line up the raw edges. Clip or pin.

Stitch, leaving a 10cm (4") opening for turning. (If you have chosen a vinyl outer, leave 15cm/6")

Backstitch at each end to ensure no thread unravels when you turn out.

Step 9. Centre the seam you just created over the zip. Clip or pin both ends.

Stitch both ends. (You will sew over the zip and outer fabric too)

Step 10. Use a ruler and fabric marker or tailors chalk to create a 'box' in each corner.

Use the following measurements

Small - 2 x 2cm (3/4 x 3/4")

Medium - 5 x 5cm (2 x 2")

Large - 7 x 7cm (2 3/4 x 2 3/4")

**You are measuring from the raw edge, not the seam/stitching.

Cut out the corners with sharp scissors.

Step 11. Pinch the folded 'corner' and take it over to the sewn 'corner'.

You are pressing these 2 corners together to make a straight line.

Step 12. Stitch each corner.

Step 13. Turn out and stitch the lining closed. (Either machine or hand stitched)

Poke the lining inside the pouch and neaten up the corners and folds.

Add snaps if you have used a long strap(s)


Don't forget to share your makes and tag #elsieandd so I can check them out!

Sonia x

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29 x 2311. 27cm 15.75 x 10. 9.84 x 5.5”

29 x 23cm 11.4 x 9”

40 x 27cm 15.75 x 10.6”

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