DIY: Satin Pouch
Very few fabrics can match satin's incredibly silky texture and stunning appearance. This, of course, makes it the ideal choice for more than a few arts and crafts projects. If you’ve managed to find yourself with a bit leftover fabric from your previous projects or just bought a whole new roll, we've got the perfect DIY project for you. Doesn't being able to have a handcrafted satin pouch sound amazing? All it's going to take is a few supplies, a little bit of time, and these simple steps.
- The first thing you should do is gather all the supplies you’ll need. It won’t take that much, all you need is some satin fabric, a needle, thread, safety pin, ribbons, and a pair of scissors. For these instructions, we'll be working under the assumption that the fabric you’re using is about 13" long and 6.5" wide, but the size of the fabric can vary depending on how large you want the completed product to be.
- Now that you have all of your supplies ready you can get to work. Take the satin fabric that you have and set it down in front of you lengthwise. Then proceed to fold the top edge of the fabric over itself with about a 1" width. You'll then sew two lines along this folded edge with about a 2 cm space in-between the stitches. This will create a gap that you'll need later to finish the pouch. Once you've completed the stitching, take the fabric and fold it so that the two width ends are touching each other for the next step.
- Now that the two width edges are touching each other start sewing them together starting just beneath the fold on the top of the pouch. Don’t sew the gap together. You’ll work your way down the side with the needle, and then will repeat the same process on the bottom as well. This should seal up all but one opening at the top of the fabric which will be the opening for your bag. With the pouch itself secured together, you can then add the handles. Cut a pair of satin strands and sew their ends to the top of the bag.
- Finally, attach a strip of ribbon to a safety pin and set it into the gap you had left between the two stitches at the beginning of the project. The safety pin will allow you to maneuver the ribbon around the entire top of the pouch. Once the pin has looped all the way around through the other opening, you can take it off and pull the ribbon through so that the ends are about even. Then pull on the ribbon to tighten then pouch’s opening shut.
Now you have your very own beautiful satin pouch! You'll be sure to love this pouch with its silky texture and striking appearance and color. To think that it only took you a couple of minutes to put this together. If you're interested in completing this fantastic DIY project, but don't have the supplies, merely take a look at some of IdeaRibbon's stunning satin fabric.
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