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Back to school DIY – Stationery Pouch

Hello, it’s Minki from Minki’s Worktable. The first day of school is almost here! Get into the back-to-school spirit and enjoy your last few days of summer with my Stationery Pouch project.

When my daughter started Kindergarten I saw my Japanese friend’s cute stationery pouch from her mother in Japan. That night I tried and tried to make one-of-a-kind stationery pouch for my daughter. Because we are a crafty mamas, right? After many drawings, I came up with this simple stationery pouch idea.

I stitched my girl’s name on the flap so she won’t lose it! I am more excited than my girl for the first day school now. I wish I could sit next her and see how she take out scissors and glue stick and see her smile on her face.

I love to add cotton or leather tags on almost all of my pouches so I can add key rings or attach the pouch to a big bag. I buy a bag of leather scraps at Michaels craft store or online.

This little pouch is good for adults too. I often make one for my friends’ birthday and they use it as their glasses case, and thank me whenever we meet each other.

Finished Stationery Pouch size: 6 1/4” x 3 1/4” x 2 1/2”

Add 1/4 inch seam allowance to all the pieces

Materials to Make a Stationary Pouch

*Fabric used: Tilda, Harvest collection 

Instructions to Make a Stationary Pouch

1. Cut Print 1, Print 2 using rotating rotary mat and sew Print1 – Print 2- Print 1 together matching long edges.

2. Fuse the cut-out fusible fleece on the wrong side of pouch body and trim the excess fabric.

3. Topstitch along each seam using 12-weight matching thread.

4. With right sides together, fold the bottom part in half, matching up the side and corner raw edges. Sew sides together.

5. With Print 3,  Repeat steps 4 to make the pouch lining.

6. Turn  pouch lining to right side and place inside main pouch (right sides together), and pin together along flap and front edge. Sew in place.

7. Clip each flap ends to help easy open & close.

8. Pick open one side of lining to make a opening. Turn right side out.

9. Hand sew gap closed. Finger press front pouch seam and topstitch by sewing a running stitch along this top front edge using 3 strands of embroidery floss. Attach magnet button to front edge and inside flap.

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