Tuesday, May 8, 2012

"P" is for Polka Dots #3

Sew: monogrammed polka dot pouches

The perfect coin purse size for your money, lip gloss, etc.
These pouches measure 5"w x 4.5"h x 1"thick at base.

The monogram and lining are navy blue to contrast with the cute pink and white polka dots:

And each pouch is personalized with the receipents' first initial:

Here's how I made the pouches:

1. Supplies needed:

1 - exterior fabric 6"w x 10"l
2 - lining fabric 6"w x 5"l
1 - fusible interfacing 6" x 10"
1 - 5" zipper
fabric letters
grosgrain ribbon for zipper pull

2. Fuse interfacing on to wrong side of exterior fabric.
Pin letter in place:

3. Zig zag stitch around letter:

4. Place zipper face down on top edge of exterior fabric then place one piece of lining fabric and stitch along top edge:

5. Flip lining over and top stitch down to keep from getting caught in zipper:

6. Repeat for other side of zipper using other end of exterior fabric:

7. Sew side seams shut and miter the bottom corners:

8. Clip mitered corners and turn right side out.
Press side seams open and press in raw edge then top stitch lining shut:

9. Push lining into pouch and press:

I'm linking up to:

Whatcha Got Weekend @ Lolly Jane
SAS @ Funky Junk
Sister Sunday @ Sisters of the Wild West
Sunday Showcase Party @ Under the Table & Dreaming
DIY Project Parade @ The DIY Showoff
Nifty Thrifty @ Coastal Charm
Tuesday Treasures @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Tutorials & Tips Tuesday @ Home Stories A to Z
Transformation Thursday @ The Shabby Creek Cottage
Strut Your Stuff @ Somewhat Simple
Share Awesomeness Thur @ The 36th Avenue
Flaunt it Friday @ Chic on a Shoestring
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest
SAS @ Just a Girl
Feathered Nest @ French Country Cottage
Remodelaholics Anonymous @ Remodelaholic
inspiration board @ Carolyns Homework
Textiles @ Freckled Laundry


Karen said...

These are so cute! I have made pouches like this, but have always quilted the layers together. This seems much easier, and I'll have to try it this way sometime.

Katie @ Pincushion Creations said...

THESE are fabulous! Love that they are personalized! I would love to have you share these at my party and even enter the giveaway..I see that you love to sew and its from a etsy show called PRECIOUS Patterns! I am your newest GFC follower!!


High Street Cottage said...

These are wonderful! I actually searched Etsy to find a zippered pouch this size before and never found something I liked, so glad I found you thru Freckled Laundry, I don't see them in your shop, any way I can order one?

Wanda said...

Cute? Where did you get the initials? Size and font?