Tuesday, November 6, 2012

"D" is for Dumplings

Sew: corduroy dumpling pouches

Personalized with sequined letter and fun lining fabric:

Easy to make dumpling pouches using a free PDF pattern from Michelle patterns.

Just the right size for money, lip balm, any small personal item will fit.

I love the industrial looking metal zipper and the dumpling format which allows the pouch to open completely side to side:

The perfect Christmas gift for friends and teachers to slip in a gift card!
I've only just begun here:

Here's how I made the dumpling pouches:

I used the larger size (the easier one), the smaller size (the harder one) will make a very small pouch.

2. Cut out fabrics and interfacing.
I order my zippers from Jennie at Zip It, I used 12" vanilla metal zips.

3. Cut out fabric letter (how to make letters here) and pin in place.
Using a button hole or zig zag stitch letter in place.
Then hand sew sequins on top of letter.

4. Now follow the pattern directions and baste zipper in place:

5. Then add lining right sides together and sew zipper in place:

6. Turn right side out and topstitch zipper for a finished edge.

7. Turn lining side out and match up corner seams, straight stitch across:

8. Add some matching binding to cover that seam:

9. Turn right side out and add ribbon to zipper pull:

Now you're ready to give.

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potusmama said...

Fabulous!! Thank you for such fun, easy projects!

daiseyjayne.com said...

These are so cute! And your work is flawless, beautiful :)

senovia said...

I love your blog and I can't wait to see what projects you share next. Yesterday I made tote bags for my nieces for Christmas and used your fabric letter posts to put their name on the totes. I have to say that was stinking HARD!! I practiced the sewing part and it did NOT work at all. I give you lots of credit to make such amazing things that look perfect every time. You go girl!

Beth said...

Love this pattern, thanks for the link.

Chrissy Jordan said...

How cute! I would love it if you would share this over on F-it Fridays!


Ana Lopes said...

Wow, so charming! Thanks so much for sharing the great tutorial! I'd love for you to visit my blog.
Happy week!

Hugs from Portugal,

Ana Love Craft
! Love all details!