I just made the cutest little zip around pouch and I wanted to share it with you! I used fabrics from the Cherished Moments line by Poppie Cotton and it’s just so darling!

I wanted it to match my Fabric Scrap Bin, and so I just did a little math and made these cute little 9-patch squares for the front of the pouch.

Once I got my front cover the way I wanted, I followed my Zip Around Notions Pouch tutorial for the rest. Except for this one, I didn’t add binding. Instead I sewed the zipper to the right side of the outside piece, then I sewed the lining to the outside piece right sides together. I left a small hole to turn it right side out, and then finished by sewing a top stitch all around the whole bag.

I think it turned out sew cute, don’t you?

If you’d like to make this same front cover, here are the instructions:

  • Cut five 1.5″ x 1.5″ print squares (A) (4 for the outside and 1 for the center of the 9-patch)
  • Cut four 1.5″ x 1.5″ neutral colored squares (B)
  • Cut two 2″ x 2″ neutral colored squares and cut them diagonally (C)
  • Cut four 1.5″ x 3.5″ strips of various colors (D)
  • 1.5″ x 8.5″ (E) print
  • 6.5″ x 8.” (F) neutral

Sew the (A) and (B) pieces together as shown, then add the (C) triangles to the sides as shown. Next turn the block trim the finished unit to 3.5″ x 3.5″.

Next I sewed all four 9-patches together. Then I sewed two of the 1.5″ x 3.5″ (D) strips together and sewed them to the top and bottom of the 9-patch unit to finish the front. Trim this finished front to 6.5″ x 8″.

Then I sewed a 1.5″ x 8″ strip to the 9-patch cover and a 6.5″ x 8″ rectangle to the left side as shown. Trim the whole thing to 8″ x 12.5″. Voila! Your cute 9-patch cover is done.

Next just finish following the Zip Around Pouch tutorial to finish off the insides! Super easy and cute!

I made a few little pouches for the inside to hold all of my fun supplies. And like my other Zip Around Pouch I used clear vinyl for the right side pockets.

Supplies used:

And that’s it, now you can just fill it with your favorite notions and off you go!

2 Comments

  1. I bought your pattern for this cute pouch and like your additions. Could you do a tutorial on how you sewed the zipper on this one, I’m not sure I quite understand how you did that. Love your patterns! Thanks!

    Lillianne
    1. Hi Lillianne, I’ll see if I can do one. But basically I sewed the zipper to the outside panel just like in the video. Then I sewed the inside panel right sides together to the outside panel, leaving a hole in the bottom to turn it right side out through. Then I turned it right side out and closed up the opening.

      erica

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