DIY Candy Wrapper Zipper Pouch
Materials you need: candy wrappers of your choice, 9” zipper, 100% cotton fabric, & iron-on vinyl.
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Tools you need: rotary cutter, ruler, sewing clips, tissue paper, iron, & ironing surface.
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Pick the best wrappers of the bunch.
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Cut two pieces of 100% cotton fabric measuring 9” x 5”.
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Cut four pieces of iron-on vinyl measuring 9” x 5”.
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Use a Teflon pressing sheet or parchment paper to flatten the wrappers.
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Measure your front panel sizing to determine what parts of wrapper design you want to include.
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Trim the wrappers to create your design.
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Fuse the iron-on vinyl to the wrappers. Create two panels.
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Trim the panels to measure 9” x 4.25”.
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Prepare one panel for sewing. Use tissue paper so the vinyl doesn’t slip in the machine.
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Use a 1/4” seam allowance to sew the vinyl & zipper together. Remember to put the tissue face down while sewing.
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Prepare to sew the second vinyl panel to the zipper. Tissue is still your friend! And, pay close attention to the direction of the design.
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Use a 1/4” seam allowance to sew the second panel to the zipper.
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Place the fabric lining right side down onto the zipper-side on the vinyl. Clip then use 1/4” seam allowance to sew them together.
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Place the second piece of fabric lining face down on the zipper side. Clip then use 1/4” seam allowance to sew together.
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Square it up so the measurements are even.
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Clip to prepare for sewing. The vinyl & the fabric should be right sides together. Use tissue paper on the vinyl portions.
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Double check that you unzipped the zipper for turning. Then, sew around the whole rectangle leaving a 4” turning hole.
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Turn the pouch rights sides out. Sew the turning hole closed. Push the lining into the bag and you’re done!
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Check your seams and mend holes as needed. (Vinyl can be temperamental.)
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