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Tutorial: Easy Peasy iPhone Pouch

I wanted to blog about a couple of things but they may have to remain secret. So I’ve broken my blog silence with a tutorial. I thought you might enjoy!

My original measurements were well out- any idea what I could use a mini pouch like this for? It’s 11cm tall so it could hold a couple of lipsticks…

So on to the tutorial!

Two 6″ x 4″ pieces of outer fabric
Two 6″ x 4″ pieces of lining fabric
One 4″ x 4″ piece of pocket fabric
Two 6″ x 4″ pieces of cotton wadding
A bit of buttonhole elastic
A button

1) Take the pocket piece and fold the top edge over by 1/8″ – 1/4″ and press. Fold over again and press. Then top stitch to hold your fold in place.

2) Position the pocket on the front piece with right sides up and sew the sides of the pocket into position as close to the edge of the fabric as you dare and definitely less that 1/4″ seam allowance.

3) Layer a lining piece and the top right sides together followed by a wadding piece and sew along the top of the pouch. Set aside.

4) Cut a piece of button hole elastic so that it will go round your button when you eventually sew it on, plus  1/2″ extra. Fold it in half. Find the middle of the top of the back piece of the fabric, layer with wadding underneath and position the elastic in the middle, raw edges matching. Sew across less than 1/4″ from the top, reverse over and then sew again to secure in place. Layer the lining piece right sides together and sew along the top as with the front piece.

5) Press open. Then, with right sides together, match the lining pieces together and the outer pieces and sew round the edge. I started 1/3 from the corner on the lining and finished 1/3 way past to leave 1/3 in the middle of the lining to turn it the right way round. Clip the corners and turn right side out through the lining gap.

6) Fold the lining raw edges into itself and sew close to the edge. You can whipstitch the opening by hand if you prefer- I’m just lazy! Fold the lining inside and press. Sew on a button to the front. Choose one a good size for the elastic.










Make 50: Week 10…. sort of.

It’s been absolutely MANIC this week what with my knitting needles being featured on Little Cotton Rabbits (http://littlecottonrabbits.typepad.co.uk),  then my book delivery coming and the resulting £60 worth of postage, Comic Relief on Friday and the resulting traffic to http://crafterooshop.folksy.com and then the busiest craft fair of my life yesterday.  Seriously, I need a raise!

So my make this week is a bit of a cop-out, as I’ve decided that my book in it’s printed and bound form counts towards this. I will hopefully be back to regular blogging next week (oh, did I tell you I am going to be in a jewellery magazine at the end of this month and a future knitting magazine showcasing my knitting needles?!) and I will be sharing the top 10 most successful marketing strategies according to The Fournaise Marketing Group. “The 10 Global Trends in Marketing Effectiveness Offline and Online” is something I’ve had in my desk for ages at work and forgot about, but it’s actually got some useful points in there. It’s a bit more bedtime reading for me though as I haven’t got all the way through it yet!


By the way, if you want a copy of  my book, my first batch are selling out fast and I can now guarantee that it will be despatched the same day/day after you order now that the backlog has been dealt with. Here’s some of the comments I have had so far, I hope the people who wrote them don’t mind me putting them here!

I received the e-version of your book. It is terrific! I simply love it….It has everything I like in a book–just enough info to get me started, no extranious and annoying ‘chatter’ (man–I HATE filler in a book).
Well done. Really–well done.”
— Dahn

“My book arrived 🙂 Thanks –  Looks great!”
— Jo

“Got my book this morning hun, love love love it!!!!!!”
— Caroline

“My book from Pennydog has just arrived!!!! How exciting I must go buy resin this instant!”
— Harriet