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Lined Candy Wrapper Pouch

Learn how to sew a little pouch with a candy wrapper!

You Will Need

Two candy/chocolate bar wrappers, two pieces of sewable iron-on vinyl, a 7- or 9-inch zipper(long enough for the top of the wrapper), two thin pieces of fabric for the lining (same size as the wrappers), thread, a sewing machine(with regular and zipper foot) and an iron.

Iron on Vinyl

Peel protective backing of vinyl, stick it to the candy wrapper(covering the whole wrapper), smooth it out. Cover with a cloth, (you can't touch the vinyl with the iron, or it will melt and wreck the iron)and iron on medium heat, no steam for about ten to fifteen seconds. Repeat for the other side. Trim away any excess vinyl. Repeat with the other wrapper.

First Side of Zipper

Place a piece of lining right side(the pretty side) up. Place the zipper on top, matching the edges. Place a wrapper on top right side down. Make sure the design isn't upside down. You can use pins, but don't put them to far into the middle, or your finished project will have holes in it. Using a zipper foot, sew as close as you can to the zipper, back stitching at both ends.

Second Side of Zipper

Flip the lining and wrapper over, so wrong sides are touching. Place other wrapper on top, and lining undrneath, just like before. Sew like before.

Sewing Bag

Unzip the zipper halfway. Fold it so the lining is touching and the wrappers are touching(right sides together). Pin around, making sure the zipper is pushed toward the lining. Sew where indicated using a regular presser foot, regular stich length, and regular seam allowance (5/8"), pivoting at the corners, and backstiching at both ends. Cut off the ends of the zipper and trim the corners being careful not to cut the stitches. Unzip he zipper, and turn the bag right side out.

Last Step

Sew up the bottom of the lining (by hand or machine), and tuck it into the pouch. You're done!


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