February 7, 2011

a zippered pouch tutorial & and ANOTHER giveaway!


Remember those cute little zippered pouches I made before Christmas?
They're perfectly sized for carrying your keys, cash, and girlie stuff.

Now it's time for you to see how it's done!
And guess what?

studio waterstone tutorial making an eco-friendly zippered pouch

Yep. I'm crazy. It's ANOTHER GIVEAWAY!

But first, let's show you how you can make one of these babies.

What You'll Need:

recycled leather or fabric
short zipper (I used recycled, about 5" long)
optional: felt for additional structured lining
metal ring (the kind for adding keys)
paper bag for making your pattern
sewing machine
scissors
marker


What You'll Do:


studio waterstone tutorial making an eco-friendly zippered pouch
Make a pattern on the grocery paper bag using a ruler and marker.
This particular pattern is approximately 5 1/4" wide x 6" high with a rounded bottom.
Trace around your pattern to cut two pieces of the outside, two of the inside lining and
if you're using the interlining cut two of those.


studio waterstone tutorial making an eco-friendly zippered pouch
After cutting, I baste the top and bottom of the outer leather and felt.


studio waterstone tutorial making an eco-friendly zippered pouch
From another scrap of leather, I cut out petals for a flower.
As you know, I have a strong desire and affection for imperfection.
So this is where you need to have a little fun. Whimsy is your friend.


studio waterstone tutorial making an eco-friendly zippered pouch
I sew my petals to the leather using a contrasting thread.


studio waterstone tutorial making an eco-friendly zippered pouch


studio waterstone tutorial making an eco-friendly zippered pouch
Now I'm attaching a stem. Don't have green? Brown works great.


studio waterstone tutorial making an eco-friendly zippered pouch
Attach the metal key ring to a looped piece of fabric or leather
and sew it to the side facing in as shown.


studio waterstone tutorial making an eco-friendly zippered pouch
Lay the zipper on top of your leather face down and centered.


studio waterstone tutorial making an eco-friendly zippered pouch
Sandwich your zipper as shown above between the leather and fabric,
right sides together. Pin or clip.


studio waterstone tutorial making an eco-friendly zippered pouch
Stitch the layers together leaving about 1/2" seam allowance.


studio waterstone tutorial making an eco-friendly zippered pouch
This is what it looks like when opened. Notice that right sides are facing
and the zipper outside (with the tab) is facing the outer leather.


studio waterstone tutorial making an eco-friendly zippered pouch


studio waterstone tutorial making an eco-friendly zippered pouch
Do the exact same thing with the other side of the zipper.
Once it's sewn together, this is what it will look like if you separate the sides.
Above you are looking at the inside lining and the INSIDE of the zipper.


studio waterstone tutorial making an eco-friendly zippered pouch
This is the same view flipped.
You're looking at the outer leather and the outside of the zipper.


studio waterstone tutorial making an eco-friendly zippered pouch
Important: Unzip the zipper at this point!
Pin or clip right sides together, leather to leather and lining to lining.
The zipper is in the center.


studio waterstone tutorial making an eco-friendly zippered pouch
Starting at the bottom of the lining, stitch around the entire thing...


studio waterstone tutorial making an eco-friendly zippered pouch
...making sure to leave an opening at the bottom of your lining.
This opening is probably about 3 3/4" wide.


studio waterstone tutorial making an eco-friendly zippered pouch
Cut notches around the curved edge of the leather side - not the lining side.


studio waterstone tutorial making an eco-friendly zippered pouch
Turn the entire thing right side out through the small opening.
Thus my favorite phrase, "The birth of a handbag" (or in this case, a pouch)


studio waterstone tutorial making an eco-friendly zippered pouch
Almost done!


studio waterstone tutorial making an eco-friendly zippered pouch
Pin (or don't) the lining opening and stitch closed.
Push the lining inside the pouch and...


studio waterstone tutorial making an eco-friendly zippered pouch
Ta Dah!! A pouch.
A happy little pouch.


studio waterstone tutorial making an eco-friendly zippered pouch
Notice my little side tag? I made those myself. :)


studio waterstone tutorial making an eco-friendly zippered pouch
A happy little, eco-friendly recycled leather flower lovin' pouch.


Could it be yours???

Well I don't know! It all depends on whether you click away because my talking or pictures have totally maxed you

OR

you enter to win this baby!!!



GIVEAWAY DETAILS:
You have up to SIX chances to win.

1: If you're not already, follow Studio Waterstone
2: If you are already following me and you have a blog,
blog about this giveaway - with a link.
3: Do you LIKE me on Facebook? Like is good & would give you one entry.
4: If you already like me, then talk about the giveaway on Facebook and link to the giveaway.
5: Do you TWEET? Tweet about it - that's one entry.
6: It's time to watch last night's GLEE. Glee demands junk food. Don't ask me why.
What's your favorite junk food? Yep, that's one entry, too.

Good golly Miss Molly! That's a lot of entries!
Enter one time, enter six times - it's all up to you, my friend.

Let me know what you've done in the comment section.
Please leave a link to your action in the comment section here to get your entries.


One more thing. The chance to enter will end this Sunday, the 13th at 11:59 EST.
I'll reveal the winner - on Monday.

Good luck!


63 comments:

  1. I am a follower here!

    And on FB

    And that rocks. I am going to have to try it with fabric. The tutorial is awesome.

    Glee was good last night. Our new favorite snack is what we refer to as pig candy. It involves bacon, little smokies and brown sugar. ~grins~

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  2. So cute! I have the Mama version of this in your script clutch!
    @ Princess - we have a recipe with pigs in a blanket, walnuts, butter ,bacon and maple syrup called "Piggie Pie" lol YUM !!! Off to Facebook this! : )

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  3. I like you on FB, I posted a link to this wonderful giveaway. My favorite snack is homemade granola with coconut milk soaked in.

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  4. I follow this blog,
    and I liked you on fb already.
    My fav junk food is cool ranch doritos they are like crack to me.
    http://www.facebook.com/#!/shannon.chomanczuk I shared on fb.
    I wish I could sew, I can't so I'll just have to win this! I love your tags, I noticed it right away!!!
    Shannon

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  5. Favorite junk food is homemade chocolate chip cookies.

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  6. Favorite junk food... mmm, probably peanut m&m's. It's an old standby that has gotten me by several tough times!

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  7. Now junk food entirely depends on whether I need sweet or salty...salt and vinegar potato chips or my "patented" chocolate chip, marshmallow and peanut butter microwave melt...

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  8. I follow you, I like you, and if things are going really bad, I reach for Salt and Vinegar potato chips - even though they leave a weird taste in your mouth for days. But things won't be bad at all if you give me that cute pouch!

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  9. Call me crazy, but I love little purses! And I LOVE LOVE LOVE this one...it is so sweet! Love your signature tags too.
    Thank you for the chance...
    Maria xo

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  10. -My favorite "junk food"...Peanut M & M's.
    Maria xo

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  11. Favorite Junk Food: Junior Mints!

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  12. Oh, my...I can't imagine anything that would make me any happier right now than to own one of your creations!!! I'm a follower!!!

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  13. I linked to your give-a-way on my own Facebook page! (can you tell I want this purse!!! :)

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  14. I tweeted about your give-a-way!!! I'm getting desperate!! :)

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  15. Favorite junk food is....bar-b-q fritos!!!

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  16. My daughter saw this and loved it! I do too! So first, my fav junk food - white cheddar popcorn!

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  17. So so pretty! Love it!
    I am a follower on FB and your blog.
    Favorite junk food......ice cream..mmmm

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  18. Tweeted!

    http://twitter.com/#!/MaidenJane/status/34969701226385408

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  19. Shared on FB!

    http://www.facebook.com/MaidenJaneDesigns/posts/149944131729537

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  20. Hi Lori, I've been a follower for some time. I'll come back when I've done the other stuff. :^) Like your tutorial. Now if only I could follow it! I have a lot of used leather I'm always planning on using! Patsy.paterno (at) gmail.com from
    HeARTworks

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  21. Love the tutorial, but need to practice sewing more. Love these little purses!

    I already like you on FB and follow this blog.

    I will be be back shortly when I post on FB and with my favorite snack bc I love Glee!

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  22. Posted link on FB here:

    http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/profile.php?id=1531754127

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  23. Favorite snack is either Lay's potato chips or Peanut Butter M&Ms. Love them!

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  24. I am a follower..one favorite junk food, homemade dulce de leche candy.

    Love your work.

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  25. Thanks for the tut! I have been avoiding zippers for YEARS! Seems silly as much as I sew. I think I will try them again....It should go without saying, at this point, how much I love your work!!!

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  26. You are the giveaway Queen!! My favorite junk food is dark chocolate or Doritos, depending whether I'm in a sweet or salty mood!

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  27. That was a great tutorial - cute little pouch. I am a follower here.

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  28. Favorite snack - hmm - I have so many:) I guess chips and dip - like the salty.

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  29. Woo hoo! I'm totally entering this one....I'm not much for tweeting or facebooking but I will try and do a wee blog tomorrow and come back and let you know. And as for JF....I would say pizza but I just don't think that counts as junk food! It's too delicious....so I'll say crisps instead (chips to you guys perhaps?). I try not to have them very often but I do LOVE them!

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  30. I put a picture of your giveaway on my sidebar with a link. My favorite junk food is tuna chicharon! Patsy from
    HeARTworks

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  31. Okay, I have done everything I can to try to get my hands on this beauty...I love it! I am a follower, I posted on my blog with a link, posted on fb with a link. I love ice cream or cake, it's a tie. Thanks for your generosity and the chance again to win!

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  32. I just happen to be craving my favorite junk food right now! My fav at the moment is malt balls that are covered in peanut butter with a 2nd covering of chocolate! Wishing I had a whole bag full!

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  33. count me in. love the pouch! i watched glee. love cupcakes. just became a follower!

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  34. Count me in too! I'm a follower and like you on facebook. Thanks for the tutorial!

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  35. I am a new follower & a newby blogger,(best thing since poutine)my fav junk food i posted a comment on my blog i'm still trying to figure out how to post a link but my blog is somethingunique

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  36. giving away one of these treasures is so generous - but sharing your process is priceless... that was very kind of you - i have an easy junk food love - warm soft pretzels dipped in cheese...

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  37. Oh so cute,, i'd love to win and I think i'll try my hand at making one too.. so nice of you to share how you did it. I'm a follower and i've posted about it on my blog.

    http://countryborn-n-bred.blogspot.com/2011/02/heads-up-giveaway.html

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  38. Oooh, that's just sweet!! You make it look easy.

    I follow you here and don't think I could pick a favorite junk food but anything salty is a good choice for me!!

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  39. You are so talented, I love how you draw with your sewing machine.
    My favorite junk food is Hersey chocolate kisses.
    My daughter and I love Glee, the Valentine's show was good.

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  40. You are so generous with your knowledge, Lori! I love this. But alas, I don't sew. Can I glue gun one? Or maybe duct tape? Nah. Wouldn't have the same pizazz.
    I am a follower!
    Enjoy the day!
    Erin
    P.S. My favorite junk food... anything with chocolate!

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  41. Already a follower, I love your work.

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  42. Wonderful tutorial - you make it look easy!! This is adorable, too

    My favorite junk food is good ol buttered popcorn!

    Off to follow you and look around your blog!

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  43. I thought for sure that I already left a comment but I checked and discovered I didn't so here is the first - 'cause I am a follower!

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  44. And I linked you on my blog...

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  45. My favorite purchased snack food is SunChips French Onion flavor. My favorite snack that I make is caramel popcorn. (The cat loves it!)

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  46. Love the revamped website!

    I'm a follower of your wonderful website!

    My favorite junk food is ice cream

    Thanks for the tuts and the giveaways!

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  47. Thanks for the tute - you make it look so simple! I would love, love, love to win this lovely little pouch! I am a new follower. Thanks for sharing!

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  48. My second entry is about junk food! I love chips and preferably Sour Cream and Onion. Thanks for the chance to win this awesome pouch - I love it!!

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  49. I am a follower and on FB, too.

    I loved this week's glee. My new favorite junk food is Double Stuff Oreo Cakesters. They now have to be banned from the house since I will eat them all in no time flat!

    Great tutorial! You are so talented.

    Thanks, Ann
    mycriticaleye.com

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  50. i already follow you. love your blog! your new website looks great!

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  51. also! my favorite junk food is ice cream! specifically ben & jerry's. phish food. oh yum.

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  52. I am already a follower on your blog and on FB. I love the tutorial but I don't sew, not even buttons. I usually have mom sew my buttons on or hem my pants - sewing machines and I don't mix. Favorite junk food - Pepsi and pizza!

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  53. I follow you, seriously thinking about recycling my 40 year old pocketbook collection. Thanks for the wonderful tutorials. And am an ice cream addict!

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  54. Ok, the tut is so easy to follow, that I think I could seriously make one...but I'd much rather win your cutie piece! I am a follower here and on FB.
    My snack of choice is anything dark Chocolate!
    I read your blog post about the cute tags, and I think you did a fab job on them!
    Can't wait til tomorrow!

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