Friday, September 4, 2020

Hand Sanitizer Pouch - A Little Scrap Busting Project

 A little something useful to make with scraps, especially for when you're tired of making MASKS!

These fit the small bottles that are about 2 oz.  

Basically, you just cut a bunch of squares.  You cut out 

  • Two 3-1/2" squares each of the main fabric and lining for the body 
  • One 3" square each of the fabric and lining for the flap
  • One 3" square for the tab
  • Add 1" strip of velcro and a swivel clasp.

I had a team motif fabric where the squares were 3" so that worked out perfectly, I just added 1/4" seam allowance all around.

Also, cut out and apply fusible fleece 1/4" smaller than the squares for the main fabric pieces.  On the flap pieces, cut off the corners at a 45 degree angle to make this shape.

Sew velcro as shown, on the right side of the flap lining and on the right side of the front piece, just inside the 1/4" seam allowance. Note, that I did it backwards here, and would usually sew the soft side on the main piece and the loop side on the flap. 

Then with the other 3" square, fold the sides in to meet the middle, fold in half again, and top stitch along each edge to make the tab for the swivel clasp.

Sew flap and lining pieces right sides together with 1/4" seam, leaving top edge open.  Turn, and top stitch around edges

Baste the tab with the swivel onto the back piece, lay the flap face down over that, then the lining face down over the whole thing and sew a 1/4" seam across the top.  Repeat for the front and front lining pieces.

Now, you have the two sides ready to assemble

Sew one side seam, then open it out, and finish the bottom edges (I serged, then folded under 1/4" and top stitched. 

Now, sew the other side seam

Turn the lining over so the bottom edges meet with wrong sides together, then stitch the edges together - it is easier if you do this with the right side in, as shown, rolling it around as you go.

Now, turn it all out the right way, and top stitch 3/4" from the corner on each side of the bottom edge along the previous stitching.  My top stitching started getting messy here!

And there you go!

Probably doesn't take more than twenty minutes to put the whole thing together.