November 18, 2019
|Skill Level||Estimated Time|
Materials and Tools
|Materials Needed:||Tools Needed:|
|1/2 yard liteskin||Sewing Machine|
|10″ x 10 ” mesh||Scissors|
|3 zipper pulls||Ruler/Tape Measure|
|21″ waterproof zipper||Marker or Chalk|
|2 Beam pullers|
|1 mitten hook|
|6 3/4″ x 1/2″ grosgrain|
|Thread of your choice|
- Top and Bottom
- Side wall
- Back wall
Instructions for a “catch all” to organize all your odds and ends that never have a specific place in your pack. Features include: a mesh pocket for smaller items, a small hanging loop, a small key ring hook, and a large hip belt loop.
Cut all pattern pieces from mesh and liteskin, following directions from each pattern piece.
Pattern Piece Measurements:
- Top and Bottom 7″ x 5″
- Back Wall 2″ x 4″
- Side Wall 17″ x 1 1/2″
- Hip Belt 5″ x 4 5/8″
Cut 1/2″ grosgrain into 2 pieces measuring 2 1/2″ and 4 1/4″ .
Thread easy mitten hook with the 2 ½” grosgrain, fuse ends together with flame.
Twist 4 ¼” grosgrain tab once to make loop stand open, fuse ends with flame.
Hem hip belt sides (long edge) with a narrow seam.
Baste hip belt to bottom panel, using narrow seam allowance.
Bar tack 4 ¼” loop to bottom panel, on the right side .
Bar tack easy mitten hook tab to center wrong side end of bottom panel.
Mark and split mesh, sew half of zipper to half of mesh, right sides together. Turn right side up, topstitch with a narrow hem.
Repeat for second half of mesh.
Zip both halves of the mesh together
Center mesh zippered piece to top panel (lid), baste with a topstitch and narrow seam allowance.
Put 2 zipper pulls to waterproof zipper.
Sew zipper to sidewall, right sides together, turn right side out and top stitch.
Sew back wall and side wall ends together with ¼” seam, (be precise for this step) repeat for opposite ends. Topstitch.
Sew sidewall to bottom panel.
Repeat to attach lid to main body.
*Optional*. Topstitching the top lid will make opening the junk trunk easier and add cosmetic value.
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