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How to Make a Pouch from an Old Mini Dress


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June 27, 2017

Pouch Made of Old Mini Dress - finished pouchAs I decided to dispose of my old stuff, I saw this cute mini dress I used to wear back in high school. I remember wearing this after college graduation at a family pool party. That was actually the last time it served me.

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I never really wanted to dispose of this dress because it's one of my favorites, but I really have to clean up my closet and remove everything that isn't useful, so I decided to transform it into something else so I could still keep it.

Supplies:

  • mini dress
  • scissors
  • strong hold glue
  • threaded needle
  • garter (elastic)
Pouch Made of Old Mini Dress - supplies
 

Steps:

  1. Cut mini dress into three parts. One part should be wider than the others.
  2. Pouch Made of Old Mini Dress - cut dress into three pieces with one wider than the other two
     
  3. Get the largest part and fold, right sides together. Make clean folds on the side and sew them to secure. This is now the pouch.
  4. Pouch Made of Old Mini Dress - fold largest piece into a pouch
     
    Pouch Made of Old Mini Dress - sew together
     
    Pouch Made of Old Mini Dress - sewn
     
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  5. Reverse the pouch, right side out. The third cut has the chest/cleavage part of the mini dress, so just cut one piece of it then fold the edges again and glue it onto the center pouch. The skirt has lace on the hemline so I cut it out and designed the pocket with it for more emphasis.
  6. Pouch Made of Old Mini Dress - cut the top of the dress in half, up the center
     
    Pouch Made of Old Mini Dress - polo the piece into a pocket shape and glue in place, use lace from hemline of dress to add more around the pocket
     
  7. Add some of the remaining lace around the upper portion of the pouch.
  8. Pouch Made of Old Mini Dress - use more of the lace round the top of the pouch
     
  9. Reverse the pouch again. Cut two strips from the smaller cuts, fold and sew its edges. Attach each strip on both sides of the pouch near the opening, on the inside.
  10. Pouch Made of Old Mini Dress - make sewn strips from scraps
     
    Pouch Made of Old Mini Dress - attach to the inside of the pouch
     
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  11. Insert a piece of garter into the strip going around then through the strip on the other side.
  12. Pouch Made of Old Mini Dress - insert elastic through both strips
     
    Pouch Made of Old Mini Dress - elastic threaded through strips
     
  13. Pull both ends of the garter a little tightly and sew both ends together. Release and arrange the cloth.
  14. Pouch Made of Old Mini Dress - pull the elastic slightly tight and sew ends together
     
  15. On the last part I added the last pieces of lace as handles. Reverse pouch and it's ready to use.
  16. Pouch Made of Old Mini Dress - use last of lace for handles, turn right side out
     
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