This is the easiest boxy pouch ever. Once you make one using this method you'll be addicted! I hadn't planned on doing a tutorial on this pouch seeing how it's so easy but I did take a few pics just to show those who are new to this kind of boxiness.
First, sew a boxy pouch the regular way. (see my Lined Zippered Boxy Pouch Tutorial) For this method you can sew the zipper from end to end for outer fabric as well as lining. See? I told you it's easy.
Next, with bags inside out, flip around until the zipper is in the centre.
In the pic above, I have folded the outer fabric in such a way it's halved. Make the folds meet in the centre.(This is the secret of this pouch. If the folds don't meet, the pouch will look squat like) Do the same for the lining.
This is what you should get.
Sew the side seams. A good place to sew would be at the two ends of the zipper. Sew through all the layers.
Turn the bag right side out through the lining and ta da!
The difference between this boxy pouch and the one in Part 1 is the folds at the side are more obvious in this one.
New! (added on 15 July 2009)
I've created a group pool on FLICKR where you can post pics of your creations from using this tutorial. Click projectsbyjane group. I hope everyone will join. Thanks.
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