Sewing the coffee filter bag: picture instructions (for beginners) – Bitcoin Value
Sewing Hacks

Sewing the coffee filter bag: picture instructions (for beginners)


Sewing the coffee filter bag: picture instructions (for beginners)

.

.

Sewing a coffee filter bag: It’s that easy to make a practical bag in the shape of a coffee filter. With free pattern, instructions and sewing video.

Key facts at a glance

You can download the pattern for the coffee filter bag for free here in the post

My sewing video makes it particularly easy for you to sew the pretty little bag yourself

You can use the pouch for cosmetics, pens, sewing utensils and much more

This blog post also includes a step by step picture guide

The bag is sewn from non-stretchable materials such as cotton, jeans (upcycling!) Or canvas; Patchwork fabrics are also a great idea

Thanks to the zipper processing, the corners can be shaped particularly nicely

A coffee filter bag is a cute sewing idea for beginners, but also fun for experienced sewing fans. Because it is so simple, it can be conjured up quickly as a small present or souvenir for a dear friend or colleague.

In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to sew them.

Sewing a coffee filter bag: which fabrics are suitable?

All non-elastic fabrics such as:

The stronger the fabric, the sooner you can do without reinforcement with Vlieseline.

Expressive prints on woven cotton goods look very nice. You can also get fancy batik fabrics or patchwork by the meter at Fabric Freedom.

You can also use scraps of fabric for the small sizes 1 to 4. Of course, you can also use the quilt-as-you-go technique to create a new, very individual fabric from mini scraps. Then you cut out the pattern pieces from the quilted fabric.

Important accessory for sewing the bag

inelastic fabrics, e.g. B. Cotton fabrics, jeans, canvas

possibly light ironing insert, z. B. Vlieseline H630 or H250

Endless zipper

10 cm bias tape to border the zipper

Rotary cutter

Pins

marker

scissors

sewing machine

Download pattern

If you click on the link, you can download the pattern for the coffee filter bag in 8 sizes.

This is how the zipper works

The zipper of the bag is neatly finished with bias tape. This makes the ends nice and stable and ensures that the corners next to the zipper can be shaped particularly well.

You can find all the tips, tricks and instructions for binding the zipper in a separate blog post.

Required zip length

The following zipper lengths (fully enclosed zipper) are required for the individual sizes:

Size 1: 13.5 cm

Size 2: 15 cm

Size 3: 18.5 cm

Size 4: 22 cm

Size 5: 24 cm

Size 6: 27 cm

Size 7: 28 cm

Size 8: 32 cm

My tip: If you are a beginner in sewing and have not worked with the zipper foot often, you can cut the zipper 1 – 2 cm shorter. This way you can easily master the area next to the zipper when sewing together.

Video tutorial

Picture guide

Required pattern pieces

2 cut pieces made of outer fabric (if necessary reinforced with Vlieseline H630 or H250)

2 pattern parts made of inner fabric

A note on cutting: In my experience, cut parts that require precision are best cut with a sharp rotary cutter. For rather small projects, I use one with a 28 mm blade. I have summarized all the tips, tricks and recommendations for rotary cutters for you in a blog post.

The seam allowance of 1 cm is included in the pattern.

This is how you hem the zipper

You need a piece of endless zipper that is approx. 1 cm longer than the finished zipper.

Open the zipper on the side where the teeth slightly curve downwards.

Cut away the teeth about 1 cm on one side.

Slide the zipper to the side where the teeth are still complete.

Slide the zipper a little bit onto the caterpillar and then thread the second side.

The zipper should then have no dents or bumps, but rather lie nice and smooth. This can best be checked from the left side:

Now you need the bias tape.

Stitch it a few inches off the front, open edge.

Then place one end of the zipper at a right angle to the bias tape. The end of the zipper hits the fabric break of the bias tape from the inside.

Sew over the bias tape so that both the top and bottom layers of the tape are bordered with the zipper.

It should look like this now:

Shorten the bias tape so that it ends flush with the zipper.

Fold the short sides of the zipper together.

Mark the center on the top and bottom side of the fabric.

Snap in the long sides of the zipper at a distance of 1 cm 3-4 mm deep.

This is how the bag is completed

Now you need the first pattern piece made of outer fabric. Mark the center of the upper rounded edge of the pattern pieces with a clip or with the trick marker.

Pin the zipper and the pattern piece together at the center markings, right sides together.

Then pin the zipper along the rounded edge to the pattern piece.

On the sides, the zipper is about 1 cm from the edge of the fabric.

Then you sew the zipper with a straight stitch and 1 cm seam allowance from bias tape to bias tape on the pattern piece.

When you get to the zipper, leave the needle in the fabric, lift the presser foot and twist the fabric a little. Then pull the zipper past the presser foot.

Now you can lower the presser foot again and continue sewing.

It should look like this now:

Next you need the first lining piece.

Pin it flush with the zipper, right sides together. Both pattern pieces are also nicely flush with the edges.

Sew the lining on from edge to edge with a straight stitch and 1 cm seam allowance.

It should look like this now:

Fold both pattern pieces away from the zipper.

Put the second outer part right sides together on the free side of the zipper.

Sew the pattern piece from bias tape to bias tape with a straight stitch.

It should look like this now:

Pin the second lining part right sides together on the zipper.

Sew the lining piece to the zipper from edge to edge.

It should look like this now:

Fold the two lining parts together, as well as the two outer parts.

Open the zipper halfway.

Open the seam allowances next to the zipper and place the seams exactly on top of each other. Use a pin to pin the area next to the zipper.

Pin the long sides together to the corner with pins.

Sew the long sides from corner to corner with a straight stitch and 1 cm seam allowance.

When you get to the place next to the zipper, be careful not to accidentally sew the bias tape along with it. The needle will go right next to the bias tape.

Leave a turning opening of approx. 5 – 6 cm in the feed.

The lower corners are still open.

Now unfold it.

The seams should lie exactly on top of one another with the seam allowances open.

Pin the two corners together with pins.

Sew them off with a 1 cm seam allowance.

It should look like this now:

Shorten the seam allowance to 3 mm from the seam.

Repeat the process for the lining part.

Then turn the bag through the opening in the lining.

Shape the corners well.

Fold the seam allowances of the turning opening inwards 1 cm.

Close the turning opening close to the edge with a straight stitch.

Topstitch the edge next to the zipper with a straight stitch.

It should look like this now:

If necessary, shape the corners again with the scissors or a chopstick.

Finished!

And now do more of it! 😉

Happy simple sewing,

Your Sabine

The most common questions answered at a glance

Can I sew the coffee filter bag with a ready-made zipper? Of course, that is also very easy to do. You can also shorten ready-made zippers to the desired length and then border them. Is the coffee filter bag suitable for beginners? The small bag is even ideal as a first sewing project, especially if you want to practice using zippers. I explain all the steps in detail, both in the instructions and in the sewing video. Do I have to reinforce the fabric for the bag? It depends on how much stance the bag should have. From size 3 I recommend reinforcement with light iron-on fleece. You can also do without reinforcement for the two smallest sizes.

Sewing a coffee filter bag: It’s that easy to make a practical bag in the shape of a coffee filter. With free pattern, instructions and sewing video.

.

.

Tags
Back to top button
Close
Close

Adblock Detected

Please Close Adblock. Stay home ! Stay Safe !