How to Make a Brocade Drawstring Pouch
By Emma Jeffery
- Ideal for cutting multiple layers and all-purpose cutting through thick, heavy or slippery materials like textiles, satin, polyester, chiffon, silk, rayon and much more
- Amplify® technology senses blade separation when cutting thick fabrics and forces the blades back together for crisp, clean cuts every time — the floating blade tang transfers energy to the torsion bar which adjusts the blade to its optimal angle
- RazorEdge™ Shears feature ultra-sharp, premium-grade stainless-steel blades with a precisely honed edge that glides through fabric for clean cuts all the way to the tip
- Serrated blade edge grips slippery material for mistake-free cutting
- Exceptional comfort and control provided by thumb and finger loops with ergonomic sculpting to fit the shape and natural movement of the hand
- Softgrip® touchpoints enhance comfort and control
- Protective sheath keeps the blades safe and protected
- Length: 8"
- Lifetime warranty
- Amplify® RazorEdge™ Serrated Fabric Scissors (8")
- Highlighted seam allowance makes it easy to cut fabric strips up to 6" wide directly from the bolt
- Broken grid lines and easy-to-read measurements make measuring quick and accurate
- 30-, 45- and 60-degree line indicators make it easy to cut at perfect angles
- Optional non-slip vinyl feet can be added or removed without damaging the ruler
- Made of 3 mm-thick acrylic for lasting durability
- Lifetime warranty
- Acrylic Ruler (6" x 24")
Designed to cut thick and heavy fabrics, these premium fabric shears feature ultra-sharp blades with a serrated edge to grip slippery materials for mistake-free performance.
Perfectly sized for cutting fabric from the bolt.
Bodkin or safety pin
Bias tape or ribbon for the ties
1. Cut two pieces of brocade fabric using the 8” Amplify Serrated Shears, measuring 28” x 11”. One piece will be the pouch outer fabric and one will be the lining. HINT : Use the back of the fabric as the right side for the lining to create contrast.
2. Following manufacturer’s directions, apply fusible fleece to the wrong side of the outer pouch fabric.
3. Fold the piece of fabric with the fleece applied to the back in half, right sides facing, bringing the two short ends together.
4. Pin the two layers of fabric together at each side. Mark a 1” hole to be unsewn, 2.5” down from the top raw edge on both sides of the fabric. Sew the two layers together with a ½” seam, being sure to leave the 1” hole in each side unsewn.
5. Trim the seam with the 8” Amplify Serrated Shears, being sure not to cut into the stitching.
6. Create the gusset bottom. With a fabric marker and ruler, mark a 2.5” square in both bottom corners, using the stitched line and bottom folded edge of the pouch, as your right angle guide. With the 8” Amplify Serrated Shears, cut out the marked square. On both sides, open up the hole in the pouch and press the raw edges together so that the side seam is aligned with the bottom of the pouch. Sew together with a ½” seam allowance and trim seam allowance to reduce bulk.
7. Repeat steps 3-6 with the second piece of fabric. You do not need to leave a 1” hole in the side seams (outlined in step 4), for this lining fabric.
8. Fold over the top edges of each pouch by ⅝” to the wrong side and press with an iron.
9. Insert the lining into the pouch outer with wrong sides facing. Pin the two pieces together around the perimeter of top edge and sew together about ¼” from the top folded edge.
10. Find the 1” hole you left in either side of the outer fabric. Sew through both layers of the pouch either side of the 1” holes, to create a channel for the drawstring.
11. Use ribbon, bias tape or rope to make ties for the drawstring. Using a bodkin or safety pin, thread the ribbon through one side opening, right through the channel you sewed and back through the opening it started at.
12. Repeat for a second length of ribbon, starting at the other side opening.