Do you have an Angry Birds lover in your house? My boys just love them. Be it, Original, Space, or Angry Bird Star Wars, they’d play all day if they were allowed. I, myself, have been known, on occasion, to get sucked in and forget just how long ago it was I started playing. They’re just so cute. And angry. If your little one is a fan, they’d love to find one of these Angry Bird pouches under the tree this year. Here’s how to go about making one for your favorite Angry Birds lover:
– Four 6 1/2 X 10″ rectangles (2 of plain fabric, 2 of lining fabric)
– 9 inch zipper
– Sharpie or Fabric Markers
– typical sewing supplies
Once you’ve cut your rectangles, draw a set of Angry Birds on one plain rectangle. If hand drawing is not your thing, print off an Angry Bird graphic, place your fabric on top and use the light from a window or a light box to trace the image. Then outline with Sharpie or Fabric markers and color in. If using Fabric Markers, you’ll want to press the back side of the drawing with a hot iron to set the ink.
Now layer one outer fabric (the one with the drawing), then the zipper (upside down), and then the lining fabric (right side down).
Pin and sew close to the zipper teeth, back stitching at the beginning and end of the seam. Fold the lining fabric back and press.
Now line up the unsewn side of the zipper with the other outer fabric and then the other lining fabric on the bottom.
Pin in place, making sure the zipper is centered.
Press flat and top stitch along each side of the zipper.
Unzip the zipper 1/2 way,
pin all four layers together along the entire, outer edge. Make sure to pin the ends of the rectangle next to the zipper.
Sew along the entire perimeter of the rectangle using a 1/4 inch seam, starting to the right of the zipper, pivoting once you get to each corner.
To enable your bag to stand by itself, sew diagonally across each corner back stitching at beginning and end of seam, creating a triangle.
Now cut off each corner
and turn your pouch inside out.
And there you have it. A zippered, stand alone pouch perfect for your child’s pencils and school supplies or their favorite Angry Bird figures.
Now head on over to If Only They Would Nap for Jess’ gift idea and the first giveaway of the series.