Pouches are convenient at any age.Using edible candy you can make your own super cute pouches for you little one's birthday party or event. This one from Jaime Costiglio is fun and easy to learn. Once you get the hang of this you can fill them with candy and use them as party favors for your next birthday party, the kids will absolutely love this. Read on for more!
Learn to make Candy Button Zipper Pouches
- candy buttons
- clear gloss varnish
Seal the candy buttons. First I used a thick coat of clear gloss spray poly. Once dry I then took the paint brush and applied a thick coat of clear gloss around each candy button to be sure they were adhered to the paper.
Cut exterior canvas, interior cotton and medium weight fusible interfacing all 10″ x 14″. And you need one 9″ zipper.
Fuse interfacing to wrong side of canvas then line up one sheet of candy buttons to one side of canvas 2 1/2″ from short end. Remove last row of buttons on both ends and pin in place.
Place zipper right side down on one end of canvas then place lining fabric right side down on top of zipper. Sew one side of zipper in place then top stitch canvas and lining down to prevent it from getting caught in zipper. Attach the other side of the zipper to other end of canvas and lining (the repeat steps 6 & 7).
Line up right sides of canvas to each other and right sides of lining to each then sew side seams. *Be sure zipper is at least 3/4″ open before sewing side seams. ( Leave at least 4″ open on one side of lining in order to turn pouch right side out. )
Miter all four corners by pressing open side seam and matching up to base. trim off mitered portion and any excess paper from the candy buttons.
Turn pouch right side out through opening in lining. This is when your buttons will really get a good manhandling but the polyurethane should hold them in place. If a button pops off (because yes that happened to me) use super glue to put it back in place. Top stitch lining closed and shove lining down into pouch. Add ribbon to zipper pull.
Do you think you could pull of this pouch tutorial? Tell us all about it in the comment section below!