Scooter Pouch Tutorial


For Christmas all George wanted from Santa was a pink scooter. I think pink was just the easiest colour for him to recognise and now it is his favourite colour. Seeing him reveal his pink scooter on Christmas day was pretty magical and he rides around the house everywhere on it. He often tries to carry stuff at the same time which drives me crazy and ends in disaster. He is learning that he has to come back for things but a bag for his scooter has been on my to do list since Christmas. I have also been meaning to make him something with this fabric range because of the George and the dragon thing. I thought it would make a great birthday gift so I made one after having some Bosal interlining foam left over from another project.

I haven't made it too big. I used his 360 cup as a guide for the size. Any bigger than that and he is bound to fill it with too much making it prone to topple over. I have also made it so it will also fit on his bike.

YOU WILL NEED

  • Fat quarters x 2

  • Fusible Bosal interling foam

  • KAM snaps x 2 sets (and tool)

  • Iron and ironing board

  • Pins

  • Scissors

  • Sewing machine


METHOD

1. Cut out your fabric - I have said you need two fat quarters because it is usually the smallest amount you can buy but you actually need much less and could use one FQ or some you have in your stash. I wanted to use this knights and dragons fabric so I have used two from the collection. I chose the navy blue for the outside and the white for the lining. This fabric is available on the website individually or as a fat quarter bundle. You will need:


  • Front - 6.5" x 10" in each fabric and one in interlining

  • Back - 4" x 6.5" in each fabric and one in interlining

  • Base - 4" x 4" in each fabric and one in interlining

  • Straps - 5" x 2.5" in lining fabric x2

2. Iron on interling - I only recently discovered this foam interlining and I love it! I used it to make a bag for my sewing things and cutting mat where I would usually have just used regular wadding. For a project like this it really helps hold the shape.

Iron the foam to the outside pieces. Always check the instructions on the product you use.

3. Sew the long sides together - In the main fabric join the larger piece to the medium sized piece along the 6.5" edge. (Just look how nicely it holds its shape!) Repeat on the lining.


4. Sew on base - With the main fabric, pin the base to the two corners first. Find the centre of the base and the main fabric and pin the centre, curve your fabric around and pin as pictured. I found it easier to do this with a square and trim the corners after wards. Repeat with the lining. Trim.




5. Add KAMs - Measure one inch from the seam and one inch from the top edge of the main fabric and add a KAM snap. repeat on the other side.


6. Sew straps - sew the longest sides and bottom edge together of the straps. Clip the corners, turn, press and top stitch.


7. Attach straps - Baste your straps to the right side of the main fabric with the straps pointing down. The distance may depend on the scooter you are attaching it to. Basting instead of pinning just saves you losing pins when your turn it out.


8. Attach main fabric to lining - With the main fabric inside out and the lining right way, place lining inside the main fabric so right sides are together. Match up at the seams first and then pin all the way around. Sew leaving a gap to turn it out, back stitch at the start and end.


9. Finishing - Turn the fabric out and push the lining inside the main fabric. Press the edges (be careful not to iron your snaps). Top stitch along the top edge and ensure you catch your opening.


10. Straps - I left the poppers on the straps until last so I could test it out first but they were perfect at half an inch from the edge.


Your scooter pouch is done! I would love to see your pictures if you give this tutorial a go. For more free tutorials, new fabric releases and special offers you can subscribe to my mailing list.


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