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!