Today I write my way to make a zipper pen case. It is what I wrote previous post, but this is without sarubobo.
the outer fabric, the inner fabric and the zipper(of 20 cm).
The pattern is like the picture.
Put 7 mm allowance for the upper side(to attach the zipper), and 5 mm for the others.(The pattern doesn't include the allowances).
At first, cut the fabrics as the pattern, 2 pieces for the outside and 2 pieces for the inside.
If you want to decorate the outside fabrics, do it now or after you put the zipper.
I put a piece of tape on the front.
Then sew the zipper. Put the inner fabric, the zipper and the outer fabric in piles, like the picture below (the right side inside).
Take care of the zipper, in this case, put the right side upper.
Put some pins and sew 7 mm inside from the edge.
The picture shows after I sewed it.
Then put the fabrics for the other side and sew as the same way.
After you sew it, it comes like the picture below.
Then open the zipper(it's important!) and turn the fabric like this picture, put the right side inside.
Sew leaving the space to turn it out on the bottom of the inner fabrics.
When you sew it, take care to fold the allowance of the zipper to the outside fabric(to the right side in the picture). It's to put the zipper in good way.
Then open the allowance like the picture for the good looking.
Make the gusset. Take the corner of the outside and the inside like the picture making triangle.
Pile them and put the pin 2 cm from the corner and sew there.
Do the same on the other side and cut the corner leaving 5 mm allowance.
Then turn it out from the space and close the space.
You did it!
I put a sarubobo as a charm (* v *).
I think this is an easy way to make a zipper pouch.
Please try it and if you find some difficulties, please write me!
maimairuru (at) gmail (dot) com
See you !