How to make a Ribbon Chevron Pouch
Chevron Ribbon Pouch
The concept of Ribbon Art opens up a world of creative possibilities using the woven jacquard ribbons offered by Renaissance Ribbons. With this technique, you can create your own fabric by stitching ribbons together
This Ribbon Chevron Pouch is a small project to get started!
Cutting and sewing Instructions
1) Cut the fabric and interfacings as follow:
- Exterior back: fabric A cut 1 piece 6 ¾” by 8 ¼” wide
- Lining: fabric A cut 1 piece 7 ¾” by 15 ½” wide
- Pellon fusible 808 ( craft Fuse) for the exterior front trim 1 piece 6 ¾” by 8 ¼” wide
- Fusible Fleece for the exterior back trim 1 piece 6” by 7 ½
Note: if you use a non fusible foam or other interfacing cut it 6 ¾” by 8 ¼” wide
2) Create the Ribbon front Exterior piece
This Pellon 808 ( Fusible craft weight interfacing) is used as a base to stitch the ribbons on.
Place shiny face up - do not iron until the end! Place the Pellon piece horizontally (3 photos below)
Mark a horizontal line ½” from top ( that will be your seam line when you are assembling front and back, a vertical line marking the middle and a few 45 degree lines from your middle line - see illustration A - TIP: be sure to respect the 45 degree angle
TIP: Make sure the two ribbons overlap exactly on center line 2 and overlap the top of the base Pellon piece - this will determine the rest of the ribbon placement.- see illustration B
Continue building your chevron pattern making sure that the ends of the ribbons consistently overlap the line 1 and the center line 2. - see illustration C
Trim the ribbon panel to 6 ¾” x 8 ¼” to match the back fabric.
Press the finished Ribbon Panel from the wrong side.
Cut a 3” piece from the ⅞” ribbon to make the tag, position it 1” from top of ribbon, baste in place on the Exterior - see illustration D.
3) Assemble front and back:
TIP:To avoid bulky seams, precut the fleece panel ⅜”” smaller than the fabric.
Center the fusible fleece panel on top of the WS of the exterior back panel (fabric A) - Iron and fuse fleece and fabric.Square both panels at the same size, align and stitch RS together with a ⅝” SA on sides and bottom, trim the corners, turn inside out, gently poking the corners out.
4) Prepare and assemble the lining and the bag
Fold in two. Stitch up the 7 ¾” vertical side with ¼” seam allowance making a tube.
TIP: before stitching, check that the lining and the assembled bag fit exactly.
Assemble the lining following these steps:
- Insert the exterior bag inside the lining tube, right sides together.
- Align/pin neatly both raw edges ( lining and bag), carefully matching both seams
- Stitch along the top edge
- Push inside the lining - fold the top to create a ½ “ border - press with fingers and for a better finish stitch in the ditch on the outside along the seam
TIP: stitch in the ditch for a better finish
5) add a closure by inserting a magnetic snap on both sides of the lining, approximately ¾" below the top of the bag. Alternatively, you can use colored plastic Kam Snaps on the outside for a unique touch.
6) Complete the bottom seam. Press the fabric inside and out to give it a clean finish.