Make the cutest mini pouches using this small pouch pattern. Together with this (larger) popular coin purse, this mini version would be a great addition to an Etsy shop! Scroll down to get your free PDF pattern!
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What you get here is a free sewing pattern for a small fabric pouch you can make with tiny scraps. Perfect for when you need something really small!
Use it as diy gift wrap for tiny diy gifts, as doll bag pattern, or you can use it on your keychain if you stitch a tiny ribbon onto it. It only requires scrap fabric. One of my favorite projects!
All you need are tiny scrap pieces of cotton, no interfacing. Add half an hour of time and a sewing enthusiast – you!
Small Pouch Tutorial
You know me, I love tiny sewing projects. So when I say it IS a mini project, it REALLY means miniature. We’re talking 2 inch pouches here. Really! Finished size is 2 inch by 2 inch (5cm x 5cm). A cute miniature pouch, just like I said!
- two fabric scrap pieces in your favorite prints
- sewing machine or needle, pins or Wonder clips,
sewing thread, tailor chalk pen
- scissors, or rotary cutter plus cutting mat (I use this one by Olfa)
- optional: pinking shears
- one set of KAM snaps
- the free Mini Pouch template (get it HERE)
|Get the FREE Pattern HERE.|
And if you are looking for some adorable new fabric to use, check out these cute fabrics by peek-a-boo.)
SMALL Fabric Pouch Video steps
First, for those of you who like video tutorials, I’ve made a video slide-show just to make it easier for you. Check it out:
Now, in words and non-moving pictures:
Mini Fabric Pouch – Step By Step Tutorial
1) Print the free PDF template to a piece of cardboard or paper. Then use it to cut these pieces of fabric:
• 1 piece marked as ‘1-OUTER’ from main fabric (here: red)
• 1 piece marked as ‘2-LINING’ from lining fabric (here: yellow)
1) Start by pressing your pieces and making a narrow, 1/4 inch or less, fold back towards the wrong side of fabric on the lower end of the pieces.
2) Topstitch along the fold.
3) Mark FOLDING LINES: The main (longer) piece – starting at the stitched bottom, mark three lines, each at a 2-inch (5cm) distance from the previous one. See the images above.
4) Folding the main piece: place the piece right-side-up on a flat surface. Fold it as marked in the image above. When folded, the longer piece will become exactly as long as the lining piece.
5) With the main folded piece still laying flat, right-side-up, place the lining piece onto it, so that the right sides will be together (RST). Pin or use Wonder clips to prevent shifting.
If you need it, here’s a good tip about clipping corners and trimming for you:
7) Turn right side out. I often use a chopstick to make it easier.
8) CLOSING the bottom opening: Stitch the opening closed, but take care to NOT catch the middle (folded) layer:
– see the image marked with No 1 on it? Push the middle layer towards the top, so it won’t be in the way. Then attach a pin to keep it away from the needle. Only then, use a zigzag stitch, or a simple slipstitch to close the opening. You only stitch through the two topstitched ends, not through the middle (folded) one.
MAKE IT EASIER: you can skip this step if you don’t plan to use the mini pouch for something really tiny – like a tooth fairy pouch. Also, you’ll notice the opening will be inside the zipper pocket, making it invisible from the outside, anyway.
9) Now, turn the pocket part inside-out. Press.
10) Add KAM snaps. If you haven’t done that before, here’s an easy tutorial for you:
or a video slideshow, if you’re more of a YouTube person:
It’s easy and quick! (Warning: you might not want to go back to buttons once you’ve tried out KAM snaps!)
I used two of them as a gift wrap for little gifts to my two nieces. The third one, well that one is waiting to be used for something completely else. I’ll tell you more about it some other time.
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