Friday, April 17, 2009

Craftastic Weekend Project: Oilcloth Pouch

Here is an idea for a quick and cute project--a simple oilcloth pouch to hold all your goodies. Oilcloth is pretty awesome. It's waterproof, dirt proof, and easy to sew. This little zippered bag is perfect for craft supplies, art supplies or a re-usable snack pouch.

12" zipper and a 3/8 yard of oilcloth

Here's how we made it:
  • Cut the oilcloth into two 13" x 10" rectangles.
  • Centering the zipper along 13" edge of one piece of oilcoth, sew zipper in place. Your oilcloth should extend past the zipper stops (little metal thingies) about 1/2" on either side.
  • Repeat with second piece of oilcoth for other side of your zipper.
  • Folding at zipper, put right sides together.
  • Using 1/2" seam allowance, stitch around sides and bottom of bag. Be careful not to hit any of your zipper with your sewing machine needle.
(Optional) Square bottom of bag:

This is super easy, but hard to describe, so how about some diagrams? Click on the diagram to enlarge it.

  • Right sides together. Pinch together side seam and bottom seam, lining them up and flattening the bottom corner.
  • Mark a line perpendicular to the seam 1-1/2" from point of corner.

  • Stitch corner flat along line. Trim to 1/2 from seam.
  • Repeat for other corner.
  • Now unzip your zipper and turn the bag right side out.
Nice work! What a perfect little easy gift. Come by Fancy Tiger Crafts and check out all the cute summery oilcloth we have in right now!


Lani Robertson said...

what a cute little oilcloth creation, would love to stop by your store sometime and get some oilcloth...maybe the next time i'm in Denver (about once a month). your blog is really great and i am going to add you to my list on favs.

lani :)

Fancy Tiger Crafts said...

Thanks Lani!