A pouch for you and a pouch for a friend- tutorial

Gift giving season is fast approaching and if you're looking for a personal, handmade and quick gift, you've come to the right place !

This tutorial provides instructions and links to make two pouches- one for you and one for a friend, or both for friends... or maybe both for you :-) 

What do you need?

  • 2 Fat Quarters 
  • (2) 10" x 20" pieces of batting
  • (2) zippers (at least 8 inches each)
  • basting spray or pins
  • Thread

(I have kits listed which include everything you need to make this pouch- you can find them here)

Fabric Cuts

Fabric Cuts
 Fabric A
  • (6) 4.5” x 2” (Pouch 1) 
  • (8) 4.5” x 1.5” (Pouch 2)
  • (2) 9” x 2.25” (Pouch 2)
  • (1) 9” x 2.25” (Pouch 2)
  • (2) 9" x 8.5" (Pouch 1)
Fabric B
  • (6) 4.5” x 2” (Pouch 2) 
  • (8) 4.5” x 1.5” (Pouch 1)
  • (2) 9” x 2.25” (Pouch 1)
  • (1) 9” x 2.25” (Pouch 1)
  • (2) 9" x 8.5" (Pouch 2)

 

You can use the cutting diagram below as a guide :-) 

Take your pieces and divide up as follows. As can be seen by the pictures, effectively one pouch is the inverse from the other pouch!:

Pouch 1 Pouch 2

Fabric A:

  • (6) 4.5” x 2” 
  • (2) 9" x 8.5" (for the lining)

Fabric B: 

  • (8) 4.5” x 1.5” (Pouch 1)
  • (2) 9” x 2.25” (Pouch 1)
  • (1) 9” x 2.25” (Pouch 1)

(1) 10" x 20" piece of batting
(1) zipper

Fabric B:
  • (6) 4.5” x 2” 
  • (2) 9" x 8.5" (for the lining)

Fabric A: 

  • (8) 4.5” x 1.5” (Pouch 1)
  • (2) 9” x 2.25” (Pouch 1)
  • (1) 9” x 2.25” (Pouch 1)
(1) 10" x 20" piece of batting
(1) zipper 

    How to make the pouch outer:

    1. Cut your fabrics using the cutting instructions above. Assemble together using the following diagram. Press your seams open. 

    2. You will have something that looks like this!

    3. Using either basting spray or basting pins, attach your completed piece to a piece of 10" x 20" batting. There will be some batting overhang.

    4. Quilt as desired (NB: There is no backing fabric, that will come soon!) I machine stitched a cross hatch stitch but you could also do some hand quilting. 

    5. Trim your fabric down to size- 9" x 16"

    5. Now it's time to make your pouch- you should have three pieces:

    • Your quilted pouch outer
    • 2 pieces of 9" x 8'5" lining 
    • 1 zipper

    6. Here where I’m going to hand you over to the very talented Erica Arndt who has a wonderful youtube tutorial which I used to make my pouch. You can find that here.

    I followed these instructions exactly with the exception of:

    • I didn’t add the handle
    • I didn’t make a 3D bottom

    Thank you so much for visiting this tutorial - and as always let me know if you have any questions 😊

     

     


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