Sew Along- Kleenex Pouch, Japanese Origami Style

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  1. snugbug

    snugbug Watching my baby grow

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    scrap of woven fabric at least 6"x24"
    fusible interfacing at least 6"x24"
    thread for sewing machine
    steam iron, or dry iron and spray water bottle
    2 flannel scraps cut to 8"x8" each and serged around edges to make 'kleenex'

    1. cut a piece of fusible interfacing to 6"x24" and fuse (according to package directions) to woven fabric

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    2. trim down to 6"x 23 1/4"

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    3. Starting from one end make chalk marks to divide into sections: sectionA is 1.5", B= 1.5", C=14", D=3 1/4", E=1.5", F=1.5"

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    4. Now you get to start folding! With right side facing the ironing board and wrong side facing you, fold/press sections A and F in.

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    5. Fold/press section B under and E in.

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    6. Fold/press section D under (please ignore extra chalk lines on pouch closest to you in pic)

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    7. Flip over so right side of fabric is facing you.

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    8. Bring left side up and over to right side as shown in picture and fold/press

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    9. If you plan to include a logo label on this you can unfold now to sew in correct spot, as shown by pin placement in picture.

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    10. Notice how bottom of label is facing the 'A' section

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    11. Refold on previous press lines and stitch each side of pouch 1/4" from edge. You can clip the corners as well at this point, so it flips nicer.

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    12. Flip right side out and press, poke corners with something rounded like a chop stick.

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    *I like to make 2 8"x8" single layer flannel wipes to include in the pouch, I just serge and round corners as I go*

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    Thanks for sewing along!

    Sarah :)
  2. catalabella

    catalabella Mama Kangaroo

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    great sew along!! thanks a lot! :heart:
  3. Jennbenr

    Jennbenr Live like you mean it!

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    Thank you!!! :D
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    Debrond New Member

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    Beautifully done thank you. The colors make me so happy to look at them.
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    Thanks.
    It is just what I need to make for the kids.

    love and blessings
    angie
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    Thanks.
    It is just what I need to make for the kids.

    love and blessings
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    Great sew along :thumbsup: I'll have to try a few of those.
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    Ariane New Member

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    Thank you thank you! I think I'm going to make quite a few of those! :D :thumbsup:

    I love the batik fabric you used, it's so pretty!
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    thanks sarah! i'll definately be making a few of these. :)
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    the6dunlaps New Member

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    WOW that is awesome thank you!
    Question, what do you mean by clip the corners? In the pic you showed had you "clipped them"? Sorry that's probably a dumb question! LOL
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    great sew-along! I just made an eiffel towers pouch for my mom!
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    Thank you for the sew along.
  13. rwikene

    rwikene keeping it simple

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    that's great, I'll be whipping one up tomorrow I think...cold season and all :p
  14. snugbug

    snugbug Watching my baby grow

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    No in the picture I didn't clip the corners, it was an after thought from when I flipped it right side out and realized that I needed to trim the bulk from the corners so it would lay nicer. 'Clip corners' is when you cut a little triangle off of the seam allowance so that when you flip it right sides out there is less bulk inside.

    HTH,
    Sarah
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    snugbug Watching my baby grow

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    I wanna see :)

    Sarah<----who needs to buy more interfacing!
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    chelle Prof. Thread Killah

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    Thanks for a great Sew Along!

    I hope this one gets saved before any purging is done. :)
  17. mamatoabigail

    mamatoabigail *Fabric Fasting Flunky*

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    Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! I am b-marking this for future quickie presents.

    Erin
  18. lovebugsmama

    lovebugsmama Wearing the Black!

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    Thanks Sarah. My dd and I fought over the one you sent me! LOL Now I can make her one.

    Hadyn and I have been doing origami together for about 2 weeks now so I showed her your pictures. She got really excited and said, "Oh great, now you can make me some fabric origami cats and birds!" LOL So, um, got any patterns for those. :joker:
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    Thank you! I'm printing out the instuctions so I can have this as my project to work on at work tonight!
  20. snugbug

    snugbug Watching my baby grow

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    LOL, nope sorry. I do have a little cinch purse that my mom and I figured out from my aunt but thats it.

    Sarah

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