Sprang Tutorial - Pouch

THL Cassandra of Glastonbury

The Casing
Now that your sprang piece is finished, carefully remove the sticks you were using for place holders. Leave 1-2 of the sticks at the top and bottom to help stabilize your work while you finish the casing for the drawstring.

Run your cord for the drawstring through when you remove the dowels.
To make your casing more stable, crochet a twisted chain stitch. Pick up the first two loops with the crochet hook. photo
Then bring the hook back around to pick up the next two loops. Pull the loops through the first two. Work across the row. photo
To hold the last loop, run the cord through it. photo

Sewing the Sides
Start at the center line. After looping it closed during the finishing, you had a long string holding the final loop. photo
Thread the string through a needle. Sew the sides together by running the thread through both sides of the sprang, working your way toward the casing. When you reach the casing, double back for a few stitches and knot off.

Repeat on the other side by weaving another thread into the center.
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Turn pouch right side out. photo

Once the sides are sewn up, run the cord through the other casing.

You should have one know where the cord ends meet and one loop that is the center point of the other cord when done.
Additional embellishments such as tassels may be added to finish your pouch. photo

Last updated: 1/19/2006