Thursday, March 15, 2012

"P" is for Polka Dots #2

Sew: Monogrammed polka dot pouches

A custom order for a young girl's birthday party favors. 

Each pouch is lined in navy blue to match the monogram:

One for each of her girly friends.

Here's how I made the pouches:

1. Cut fabrics:

1 - exterior polka dots 10" x 14"
1 - fusible med. weight interfacing 10" x 14"
2 - lining 10" x 7"
1 - 9" zipper
ribbon for zipper pull
scrap lining pieces for monogram

2. Iron fusible interfacing to wrong side of fabric.
Pin letter in place.
(For a complete tutorial on how-to make the letters click here.)

3. Zig zag stitch around letter:

4. Next sew in the zipper between the lining and exterior on both ends.
The whole process can be seen in my post here.

Then sew up the side seams, miter the corners and turn right side out:

5. Press lining raw edge in 1/2" and top stitch closed.

6. Push lining down into pouch and press all smooth.
Finally add ribbon to zipper pull, be sure to fray chek the cut ends:

Ready for giving, they make the perfect party favor:

I'm linking up to:

Whatcha Got Weekend @ Lolly Jane
SAS @ Funky Junk
Weekend Wrap Up @ Tatertots & Jello
Sundae Scoop @ I Heart Naptime
Sister Sunday @ Sisters of the Wild West
Sunday Showcase Party @ Under the Table & Dreaming
Just Something I Whipped Up @ The Girl Creative
DIY Project Parade @ The DIY Showoff
Made by You Mondays @ Skip to My Lou
Making the World Cuter @ Making the World Cuter
Nifty Thrifty @ Coastal Charm
Tuesday Treasures @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Tutorials & Tips Tuesday @ Home Stories A to Z
Good Life @ A Beach Cottage
Delightfully Inspiring @ Delightful Order
Transformation Thursday @ The Shabby Creek Cottage
Strut Your Stuff @ Somewhat Simple
Share Awesomeness Thur @ The 36th Avenue
Flaunt it Friday @ Chic on a Shoestring
Tickled Pink @ 504 Main
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest
SAS @ Just a Girl
Feathered Nest @ French Country Cottage
Remodelaholics Anonymous @ Remodelaholic
inspiration board @ Carolyns Homework
Textiles @ Freckled Laundry


  1. Oh, that would be a fabulous party favor - too cute!

  2. These pouches are FABULOUS!!!! The steps by steps are great! You did a fantastic job with this tutorial!!

    I truly hope you'll share this over at The DIY Dreamer!

  3. These are adorable. I don't think I have the skills to pull it together, but I'm impressed.

  4. Absolutely love them! So cute and vibrant! My granddaughter is turning 14 soon and this would make a great gift for her!

  5. Love the fabric and the monogram font on this version of your pouches! We are breathing easier with all the birthdays in the rear view mirror now--hope you are getting some of your time back soon too :)

  6. These are fabulous and I'd love to be one of those lucky gals receiving one! I love the mix of pink and navy blue. I really need to learn how to use my sewing machine!