Project Pretty Little Patchwork Pouch

By Kelly Bowser

Skill Level: Beginner  

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This cute patchwork pouch is a quick project perfect for using up all those pesky scraps! Makes a perfect small gift or as beautiful "wrapping" for gift cards or other small items!

Materials:

  • Scraps- enough to make (42) 2" squares
  • (2) 3"x11" pieces of linen or linen blend fabric
  • (1) 9" metal zipper--the zipper tape should measure between 10.5"-11"
  • (2) pieces of 7.5"x 11" fabric for lining/interior
  • (2) pieces of Pellon Shape Flex (SF101) or similar interfacing measuring 7.5"x11"
  • 1 Spool all-purpose thread
  • Optional: cup or bowl to make the bottom of the pouch curved

Tools:

  • Baby Lock Sewing Machine

Steps:

  1. INSTRUCTIONS: Use 1/4" seam allowance unless otherwise indicated.

  2. Sew 2" squares into two rectangles that have 3 rows of 7 squares--so you will use 21 squares for each rectangle. I like to press all my seams open.

  3. Sew the linen along the 11" side to the top of each patchwork rectangle.

  4. Press the seam allowance toward the linen.

  5. Top stitch 1/8" from the patchwork rectangle on the linen. This simply gives the pouch a more polished look.

  6. Fuse the interfacing to each linen/patchwork exterior unit.

  7. Layer one lining/interior rectangle right side up, the zipper right side up, and the exterior patchwork unit right side down. Match along the 11" side and pin in place.

  8. With your zipper foot attached, sew all three layers together.

  9. Open and put the interior and exterior wrong sides together and press the interior and exterior away from the zipper teeth.

  10. Top stitch 1/8" away from the zipper teeth. This secures the exterior and interior fabrics away from the teeth and also gives the pouch a finished look.

    Repeat steps 6-10 to attach the other interior and exterior pieces.

    Optional: using a cup or bowl as your guide, draw a curved line at the bottom corner of each interior and exterior piece and trim to give the pouch rounded bottom corners.

  11. Open the zipper at least half way

  12. Put exteriors right sides together.

  13. Put interiors right sides together, pin in place.

  14. Using a 3/8" OR 1/2" seam allowance, sew all the way around the pouch, leaving a 3" hole in the lining for turning.

  15. Turn the pouch right side out, pushing out the corners and zipper ends. Press

  16. For the lining, press the seam allowance inward, pin in place, then sew closed using a 1/8" seam allowance, making sure to back stitch at each end.

  17. You're done! Once adorable pouch that measure approximately 6.5"x10"

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