Today we’ll be making the Portside Pouch. This is an easy and quick project that compliments the Portside Duffle or Dopp but is also great on its own for gifting or craft supplies. The Portside Pouch is also super quick to make as you’ll see here. Let’s dive in!
Begin by folding the seam allowance on one long edge of the upper front piece and stitching it to your zipper.
Repeat this process for one long edge of the lower front piece. Be sure that you align this piece with the edges of the upper front so your bag is even!
Pin the front piece you just made to the back with right sides facing.
Stitch around the four sides of the bag using the ½″ seam allowance.
Now to finish the sides of the pouch you have a few options. We serged around ours but you can also zig-zag on your regular sewing machine or use pinking shears. If you’re going to serge we recommend leaving long thread tails and burying them in the seam allowance. I’ll show you what I mean by that now.
Thread one of the serger tails onto a large eye needle.
Now run the needle into the seam allowance in the opposite direction that your thread tail comes off the pouch and pull it through.
With your needle still threaded, send the thread back in the opposite direction and pull it through so that the tail is anchored, then snip the excess tail thread. Once the thread tail is anchored in this way its very unlikely it will come undone in the future.
Repeat this step for all four corners. You can clip the corners to reduce bulk as we mention in the instruction booklet, or leave them uncut. To give you another option we’ve left our corners uncut in this tutorial. It’s the easiest method to use if you’re serging.
Turn your bag right side out and attach another zipper pull using the technique in this post and you’re all set! One pouch ready for use!!