Pattern Launch – Apertio Pouch (free pattern)

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Today I’m excited to release my latest pattern the Apertio Pouch.  Did I mention it’s free?

The Apertio Pouch (pronounced a-pert-eo) is a fresh take on an old classic.  The unique position of the zippered opening is where inspiration for the pouch’s name comes from; Apertio is the Latin word for opening.

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I always find that a zippered pouch is a satisfying sew.  It uses up a small amount of fabric, doesn’t require any fitting and makes a great little gift.  Did anyone say Christmas or end-of-year teacher presents?

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I designed this pouch in collaboration with Melbourne Frocktails and Next State (a digital textiles printing service) but the idea had been floating around in my mind for a while.  I wanted to create a lined zippered pouch where it was easy to keep your zip ends all neat and tidy!

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The Apertio Pouch is designed for medium-weight woven fabrics including canvas, denim or cotton drill.  Remember you can always interface your fabric to give the pouch more structure.  The lining can be made from light to medium-weight fabrics such as quilting cotton, shirting, linen or cotton/linen blends.  Please note as the body of the pouch is a single pattern piece, directional prints are not recommended.

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Two items on the notions list are available in my online shop.  Namely, the 18cm (7”) metal zip in a variety of colours and Vliesofix Bondaweb Glue Backed Tape T6.  If you’re not familiar with the latter, it’s a gem of a product.  In this instance, it glues the zip in place before top stitching.  One of my testers said she was never putting a zip in again without Vliesofix Bondaweb Glue Backed Tape!

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Even though the construction is quite different from your usual lined zippered pouch, I have rated this pattern for ‘Adventurous Beginners’.

The Apertio Pouch is now available as a PDF pattern (with both A4 & A2 files) in my online shop.  You’ll need to go through the checkout process to be able to download the files, but there will be no charge.

I would love to see your finished pouches, so if you’re sharing your pouch on social media, don’t forget to tag me @bloglessanna and #apertiopouch – I look forward to admiring your wonderful makes.  Happy sewing my friends.

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