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Carrot Zipper Pouch

Created By:

Emily from oh yay studio!

Skill Level: Beginner

Looking for a fun crafty idea for the upcoming Spring Holiday? Check out Emily's easy yet creative Carrot Zipper Pouch at oh yay studio! 

Fabric and Notions Required

MATERIALS:

Orange fabric for the carrot
Green fabric for the greenery (at top of carrot)
Lining fabric of choice! :)
Sewing machine + coordinating thread
Coordinating zipper 7” in length (or cut to length)
PDF pattern (attached)

Instructions

 Download the pattern HERE

 

 

 

1. Cut pieces

With the right sides together, use the PDF pattern to cut:

*2 orange carrot pieces

*2 lining pieces (from the same carrot piece)

* 5 total sets of the greenery tops (3 of the smaller size and 2 of the larger)

 

 

2. Sew top of the carrot

Add in some “carrot detail” by just stitching some lines back and forth across the sides

of one of the carrot outsides (orange piece)

 

 

 

3. Sew top greenery

With the right sides together, sew each of the three greenery top pieces of the carrot. Stitch

around the outside edge, clip the edges with sharp scissors (so that they turn flat and

easy), and then press flat. With each piece, fold the bottom portion of the greenery to

crease it and give it dimension, then loosely stitch along the bottom so that it stays

folded for when you attach it to the carrot.

 

 

4. Sew Zipper

Layer your fabric with 1 piece of the lining fabric facing up, zipper, the 5 greenery pieces

(turned inside towards the bottom of the carrot) and then a carrot top facing down. Line

up the edges of your zipper and make sure all 4 layers are flush (without the greenery

“in the way”). Stitch your zipper in place.

 

 

 

*Note, trim your zipper to 7 inches before you begin sewing the zipper if necessary! :)

Do the same with the carrot back and other lining piece.

**tip when sewing zippers: be sure to stop your stitching when you come to the “pull” on

the zipper, put your needle down, raise your presser foot and then zip the pull out of the

way. If you don’t do this you will get a bulge or notch in your zipper stitch which will be

obvious when you want the zipper to lay flat.

 

 

5. Iron the zipper + topstitch

With your iron, press the zipper flat (as best as possible) and pull your fabric + greenery

away from the teeth of the zipper. Then topstitch along each side of the zipper to keep

the fabric laying flat.

 

 

 

6. OPEN THE ZIPPER!

This is *SUPPPPPER* important otherwise you won’t be able to open your pizza

pouch! :)

OPEN THE ZIPPER!

 

 

 

7. Stitch together

Open up your bag and then line up the 2 lining pieces with one another as well as the

front carrot shapes with one another. Pin in place, being careful to line up the 2 areas

where the zipper joins (this is important to make sure the zipper is straight across when

finished).

Stitch all the way around the bag, leaving a large enough opening on the lining portion

to turn the bag (I left a side side portion of the inside carrot open) :)

 

 

 

8. Sew closed + finish

Trim the very bottom side points of the carrot before turning (you want this to lay as flat

of a triangle as possible and getting rid of this “bulk” will help)

 

 

Then turn the bag right side out and poke all of the corners and edges smooth. The turn

the edges of the lining opening (where you pulled the bag through) inward to mimic a

seam allowing and top stitch closed.

Press the bag with an iron and fill with goodies for yourself or your kiddo! :)

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Reviews


Tako
Beautiful
Wednesday, November 23, 2016

cpindzola
Around the Table Dresden Placemats
Saturday, December 17, 2016

I like the concept, but the directions are "sloppy." Nowhere in the supply list does it mention the felt or the batting (how much?). Also, I would never use a high loft batting in a placemat, or a table runner, as I think that it would be too unstable for a glass. The next time I make these, I will cut out the batting (I use flannel) and spray baste it to the wrong side of the Dresden plate before I put the Dresden plate on the felt to cut out. I have not yet washed the finished placemat, and am hoping that the single layer of felt does not curl up, or become distorted after washing/drying.
Txmaid
Fun Great Gift!
Tuesday, February 21, 2017

MargieARK
Teatime Quilted Tablecloth
Friday, February 24, 2017

I made this today but your cutting directions need to be changed. You only need 4 of color 1 and color 3 4.5 squares for the triangles. Also the inner border, you only need 2 cuts as WOF is long enough to cut each in half to fit the sides.
MickelSews
Great Machine
Wednesday, August 30, 2017

I've had this machine for only a week now. I bought it used from a lady who makes her own clothes, but she no longer needed the machine. During the purchase, she noted that she is almost sad that it's better to give it away because of how well the machine performed. (I also bought it along side a computerized machine of another brand.} She demoed the machine for us, showing it worked and gave us everything (including the box it came in!) She took amazing care of this machine. I have used it a few times now, and the directions for threading were easy to follow (albeit my hands are quite large so the lower looper was a pain, but that is no fault to the machine or brand.) And I recommend this machine to anyone who wants to learn to serge and wants a machine that can grow with them. I will happily use this machine time and time again.
rvstan
S9 Review
Sunday, February 25, 2018

I love, love, love my S9! It's sews and embroiders beautifully and it's simplicity of use amazes me. I would recommend this machine for both a beginner and an experienced seamstress. If I would ask anything of Janome it would be to upgrade the programming to run a larger hoop size. I understand that it can't get much wider but there is most definitely room for it to go longer. That is the only limitation of this machine.
pjmnana
PJMNana
Monday, February 26, 2018

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