Hey readers, today another fellow blogger called Kim is going to show you an easy, detailed tutorial for how to sew a pouch for a compress. 🙂 If you want to, you can also check out her blog notcrazyunwell. 🙂 Have fun!
Thank you so much for having me, Lu. putting together this tutorial was a lot of fun and I hope you and your readers like it 🙂
It’s really easy to make and you could even do it without a sewing machine (although I probably wouldn’t have the patience). Besides making one for yourself/your kid(s) these are also great gifts for a birth, a birthday, baptism or just because… I call them “beulentrost” which is german for beule = bump and trost= consolation and often put a little “label” on the front that says “beulentrost” or “gute besserung” (get well). I especially like to personalize my gifts and add the kid’s name to the label.
So for me, making the pouches always starts with my letter-stamp-set and fabric-ink-pad (which I LOVE). I usually make a whole bunch at once – in this case I made a bunch for a pre-school who wanted two for each group with the labels saying the name of the groups.
The next “layer” would be the longer one of the back-pieces (which is your only one left. Duh!). You want to align that again, with the un-sewn edges and right sides together on top of the “bottom” halt of the front piece (this is also the step I attach my label). I’m lazy, so I only use a couple of needles to hold the three pieces together.