Fleece-lined fabric pocket pouches are wonderful for gift packaging, and are a fun alternative to the traditional paper gift bag. Join me today for this fun tutorial that we’ll create Valentine treat pockets with Deco Foil!
Valentine Pocket Pouches by Designer Audrey Pettit
Therm O Web Supplies:
Stitch n’ Sew™ Fleece
iCraft Deco Foil™ Transfer Sheet- Pink Melon
iCraft Deco Foil™ Liquid Adhesive
Fabric Fuse™ Tape
XL Memory Tape Runner
Cardstock: Neenah Solar White 80 lb.
Patterned Paper: Tim Holtz Idea-ology
Stamps: Close to my Heart
Ink: Ranger Archival Ink
Other: Fabric Brads, Trim, Plaid Fabric, Pinking Shears
With this Valentine pockets…just add a few of your favorite trims and love notes, and dress them up with the elegant charm of iCraft Deco Foil™, and you have a sweet and easy treat container for Valentine’s Day.
Let’s take a closer look…
Valentine Treat Pocket Instructions:
One of the great things about this project is that you can quickly and easily change the size of your finished gift bag by simply changing the dimension of your fabric cuts. Whatever size you chose, the basic directions remain the same. For this project, cut two 11 x 6.5 pieces of Stitch n’ Sew™ Fleece, and two 10 x 5.5 pieces of printed fabric. Using a pinking shear, cut along both long sides and one short side on the fleece pieces.
Pin one printed fabric to the center of one fleece piece, and stitch all around the edges. Repeat the process for the second pocket.
Fold in the left side of the fabric. Place a strip of Fabric Fuse™ Tape down the right inside edge of the panel, starting about one inch down from the top, and ending about half an inch up from the bottom. Remove the protective liner from the tape, and fold and secure the right edge over onto the front of the pocket.
Stitch across the bottom of the folded panels. You now have a cute little fabric pocket pouch, ready to be filled and embellished. How easy is that?
Fill the pouches with Valentine candy, treats, or your favorite small gift. Tie ribbon and trim around the top of the pouch to secure. Add tags, die cut hearts, and embellishments.
Cut several half inch strips of white cardstock, and trim the ends into a V-notch. Using a junky flat paintbrush, apply Deco Foil™ Liquid Adhesive to the paper strips. Next, wash the brush out immediately, and set the paper strips aside to dry until the adhesive is tacky to the touch.
Cut a strip of iCraft Deco Foil™ Transfer Sheet. Lay the foil sheet down onto the paper strips, with the shiny colored side up and the silver side down. Rub over the top of the foil using the tip of your finger or the edge of a credit card. Peel up the foil. Add strips to the backside of the tags using a tape runner.