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


  1. 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.

  2. 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!!


  3. 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?

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