Zelda Inspired Sporran Tutorial by Handmade Boy
Hello CraftingCon readers! I’m Kelly from Handmade Boy. I am so happy to be here today to share with you my Zelda Inspired Sporran. Link has some of the coolest things ever. And one of them is that handy little pouch that hangs from his belt. Well, I learned that that pouch is actually called a sporran. It’s traditionally worn with kilts, but Link has one of his very own called The Adventure Pouch. He uses it to carry all the cool things he collects on his journey to save Zelda. It’s kinda like his very own Mary Poppins bag. Now, the pouch I’m sharing doesn’t have any magically powers, but it is pretty handy for collecting cool rocks or lugging around toy cars, or a granola bar. Hey, I won’t judge what you put in your sporran if you don’t judge what we put in ours.
To make your Adventure Pouch, download the pattern pieces from here. Print them to scale, 100%. You will also need the following:
- scraps of medium weight woven fabric (quilting cotton is perfect for this)
- small scrap of fusible interfacing
- approx 1″ long set of Velcro
- basic sewing supplies
Cut out your pattern pieces following the directions on the pattern pieces. You will end up with
- 2 each of the front and back, (1 set in main fabric and 1 set in lining fabric)
- 2 side pieces (1 main and 1 lining)
- 2 flap pieces (in main)
- 2 loop pieces (in main)
1. With RST (right sides together) line up the side piece to the front main piece. Sew together using 1/2″ SA (seam allowance).
You can either ease the side around the corner, or pleat it like I did. Trim and clip the seam allowance being careful to not cut into the seam. Turn right side out and press.
Repeat with the lining leaving a 2″ gap along one side for turning later.
2. Measuring 1″ up from the bottom of the flap, iron a small scrap of interfacing to the wrong side of one flap piece. Attach the rough side of the velcro to the flap where the interfacing is located.
With RST, sew the two flap pieces together using a 1/4″ SA. Clip into the curved portion of the SA or trim with pinking shears. Turn right side out and press. Topstitch along the edge.
3. Assemble your loop pieces. Fold in half, long sides together, and sew with a 1/4″ SA. Turn right side out and press with the seam along the center of the back. Topstitch along both long sides.
4. Attach the loops to one side of the main pouch 1″ in from each side seam. Baste the top in place. Then secure the loops farther down, I did 1″ down and 1 3/4″ down. Yes, a bit over kill, but I wanted it easy for my son to thread onto a belt on his own. Securing it down also keeps the pouch from pulling on the tops of the loops causing stress and risking the loops from pulling from the seam. Now, fold the loops up in half and baste in place.
Again, be sure to only sew through one side, you want the top open. 😉
5. Baste the flap in place on the back of the main pouch. Your loops will be sandwiched between the pouch and your flap with the top side of the flap (the side without the velcro piece) against the back of the pouch.
And, I’m terrible and forgot to get this step shot!! Basically, see the picture above, picture it with the flap on top of the straps with the velcro side facing up. The edges of your flap will line up with the side seam. Baste in place along the straight edge of the flap.
6. Now, with the pouch right side out and the lining inside out, slip the main pouch into the lining ling up the raw edge. Sew around the entire edge using 1/4″ SA. Pull the pouch right side out though the gap in the lining. Press the top edge and topstitch. Sew the gap in the lining shut with either your machine, or by hand with a ladder stitch.
7. Determine where the fuzzy piece of velcro needs to be positioned on the front of the pouch. Sew into place. I didn’t worry about any interfacing here since I was sewing through both the main and lining.
And that’s it! Pretty cool, huh!
Thread those loops on a belt and you are ready to go!
You have your very own sporran ready to hold all your treasures!
You know, for when you have to break out your pan flute and you can’t hold your shields, quivers, or medals.
Thank you so much for letting me take over CraftingCon today and share my little tutorial! You can find more from me on Handmade Boy and follow along with me on Facebook and Instagram.