Friday, August 14, 2009

AARRRRR!!! It's a pirate tutorial!

Ahoy mateys! It's coming up on pirate season and I thought I would share this super easy tutorial for a Pirate Pouch. It slips onto a belt, perfect for a wee pirate's treasure.

Here's what you need:
cut one= 7" X 13" rectangle of felt
cut two= 1.5" X 4.5" felt rectangles
Extra felt scraps for embellishment

Take your large rectangle and fold into thirds (letter fold), press folds with an iron. (If you are using synthetic felt use the synthetic setting on your iron or finger press folds).

The small felt rectangles will be your belt loops.
Now, press under short ends of small rectangles by 1/2 an inch. Place belt loops on the back center panel of the large rectangle about 1" from the edge and Pin.

Stitch 1/4" from folded edge of belt loop to secure in place. Back stitch at both ends of stitch lines.

Next, I embellished the top panel by cutting a simple Jolly Roger out of colored felt and hand embroidered it to the pouch.

Fold up the bottom panel to meet the middle panel, pin and stitch close to edges creating a pocket.

Yes, I know this is a different color, I somehow missed taking this shot when I made the original.

Because we are working with felt, there is no need to finish the edges. You could even sew them using a blanket stitch for an interesting detail.

Oh look, you're done! I told you it was super easy. Now just slip your pouch onto a belt and 'Tis truly a fine pouch for ye loot!

You could line your pouch with fabric if you like, use a sew on patch for embellishing, and even adjust the size. Have fun and keep your eyes peeled for pirates!


Mare said...

Ahoy! What a super cute idea! You are amazing! And so is your little Pirate model! :)

Anonymous said...

The topsails and the mainsails me mateys!! Arrrrrrrgghhhh

Unknown said...

What a beautiful little pirate!!

Becky said...

I have been a Pirate for most o' me adult life. Thank you for sharin' your lovely booty bag.

Stacey said...

fantastic....thanks for posting

diane said...

adorable! stella is so cute!

Felt-o-rama said...

How much fun is that?! Thanks for signing up for the Recycled Eco-Felt giveaway on my blog. I have my fingers crossed for you :)

Regina said...

This is totally awesome. I have to put this on my list. I think my guys would love one of these!

evieandme said...

love these - have just made 2 as Christmas presents and I'm going to fill then with little pirate figures - thanks so much for sharing it - about to move on to another one of your projects:-)

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