Learn to matt a kit

The quilted kit is an essential to slip into your handbag or your beach shopping bag to keep your essentials. The mattress brings a chic and deliciously retro appearance to the kit and makes it possible to stiffen and solidify your kit to keep it even longer!


We have prepared you a tutorial and listed all the right tips for learning to quilted a fabric and sewing a pretty quilted kit! Ideal for exercising the mattress gently and making a kit to offer or keep for yourself this summer. To prepare yourself, arm yourself with patience because it takes a little time to sew the parallel lines that create the mattress, but the result is worth it! Simple and accessible to beginners, our precise tutorial and illustrates each step to better guide you.

You can adapt the dimensions of your kit according to your fabrics and your desires! Have fun matt your lifts!




Learn to matt a fabric

Matelassing is a technique which consists in interchanging a thickness of padding (wadding) between two cotton fabrics and fixing them together by bites that form a decorative drawing. This creates a relief and a soft effect to a fabric. The topstitching form decorative designs most often parallel or grid.

We can then create decoration: blankets, cushions, or clothes like jackets or skirts, and also accessories like pockets.

The mattress technique

  • Cut your fabric to the desired dimensions by adding a 2 cm margin all around as well as your wadding with 5 cm of margin around. You will overcome the right dimensions once the mattress is carried out.
  • Draw with a chalk or your erasable pen on your fabric the lines of your mattress using a rule. You can space the parallel lines from 1cm to 4cm depending on your desires, or even make grids by drawing diagonals on your fabric.
  • Intercale the wadding between the two cotton coupons so that the place appears on the outside.
  • Get your 3 tissue thicknesses very regularly to maintain the whole and that the wadding does not move.
  • Make the stitching using an iridescent fancy thread or a contrasting thread of your choice, taking care to follow the lines drawn before. You can slightly extend your point from 2 to 2.5mm so that they appear more on the place of your mattress.
  • You can now erase your lines with water or heat according to your lines and your double -sided quilted fabric is ready to be sewn like a classic fabric to make your pocket.

I sew a quilted pouch

1. Cut a 28cm x 45cm rectangle in your flowery cotton and a second in your plain cotton. Then cut a 32cm x 50cm rectangle in your wadding.

2. Draw parallel lines on your flower cotton coupon every centimeters. You can expand the spacing between the lines if you wish according to your desires.

3. Intercale your wadding between your flower cotton coupon and your plain coupon, letting the wadding overtake on the outside. Then pin very regularly along the lines so that the wadding does not slip between the two fabrics.

4. Make a stitching with a right point of 2.5mm, along the lines starting with a line in the middle. This prevents the wadding from moving between the two fabrics.

5. Erase the lines, once the stitching is made with water or heat depending on your pen. Rediscover the wadding that exceeds your fabric rectangle.

6. You now have a large rectangle of double -sided quilted fabric. You will round the angles on the small sides by lowering the 5cm top as indicated in the photo. Do the same on the 4 angles.


7. For pretty interior finishes, you can make a zigzag point all around your room, or if you wish to sew a bias along your fabric so that you no longer see the wadding.

8. The edges have been hinted, that is to say that a bias is positioned on the edge of the fabric of the two long sides.

9. Position the place of the zipper on the place of one of the small sides of the quilted, pin and make a seam 3mm from the edge of the notches.

10. Do the same thing on the other side of the zipper.

11. Open the zipper of a few centimeters, then position place against the sides of the rectangle. Pin and make a seam 1cm on each side.

12. Pinch the corners of the pocket, perpendicular and make a seam 3cm from the tip to create the bottom volume.
Turn the pocket over the place thanks to the open zipper. Your pocket is ready to impress your friends!


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