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This tutorial is sized to make a pencil case type pouch approximately 3 x 2 x 7 inches, but these can be made in almost any size or proportions.

The 'oilcloth' outer (PVC coated cotton or linen) makes for nice square corners and is splashproof and wipe-able, this one is lined with quilters' cotton.

Outer 1 piece 'oilcloth'; 9 x 10 inches
Lining 1 piece cotton; 9 x 10 inches
Grip tabs 1 piece cotton; 4 x 6 inches
Nylon Zip - 1 at least 12 inches long
In addition to your sewing machine's standard (zigzag) foot and zip foot, you will find a non-stick foot useful (but not essential) when sewing with oilcloth

STEP 1: Cut your fabrics as shown above, and find a suitable zip
STEP 2: At the ironing board, press the small piece of cotton fabric in half lengthways, right sides together. Unfold and press each half again likewise.
STEP 3: Top stitch down both sides of this long folded piece, 1/8th inch from each edge, and cut it in half crosswise. Set these two grip-tabs aside for later.
STEP 4: Lay the oilcloth right side up and align the zip face down along the 9 inch edge overhanging no more than inch at the open end.

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