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FREE ON-LINE TUTORIALS: Pleat Front Pouch

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This tutorial is to make a pouch approximately 6 x 6 x 2 inches, with a cotton lining and a slightly heavier linen outer which gives the pouch a little structure. You can use cotton throughout if you prefer.

OUTER Linen - (a) 2 pieces; 7 x 2 inches & (b) 4 pieces; 4 x 6 inches
OUTER Cotton - (c)2 pieces; 2 x 6 inches
LINING Cotton - (d) 2 pieces; 7 x 2 inches & (e) 4 pieces; 6 x 9 inches
Nylon Zip - 1 at least 6 inches long
In addition to your sewing machine's standard (zigzag) foot you will also need a zip foot
Place fabric right sides together (RST) and sew with a inch seam throughout unless otherwise stated.

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STEP 1: Iron all your fabrics and cut to sizes shown above, chose a suitable zip
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STEP 2: Join the three pieces of OUTER fabric
(b) + (c) + (b) as shown above.
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STEP 3: Press the seams towards the outer panels and top stitch down each side, 1/8th inch from the edge.
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STEP 4: Repeat Steps 2 and 3 with the other three pieces of OUTER fabric(b) + (c) + (b)

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