Monday, May 14, 2012

"S" is for Seersucker #2

Sew: monogrammed seersucker pouches

Summer is knocking on the door and nothing says summer like seersucker.

Finally I made a pouch for myself:

And a smaller more simplified version for a new baby boy gift:

The lining matches the monogram and I'm loving the navy zipper with the green, a tiny bit more masculine for the male set:

Perfect for the beach bag, pool bag, cosmetics or travel:

Here's how I made the pouches:

1. Supplies:
(for green 'r' version)

1 - blue seersucker @ 10"w x 14"l
1 - fusible interfacing @ 10"w x 14"l
2 - lining fabric (kelly green) @ 10"w x 7"l
1 - navy zipper @ 9"
'r' letter cut out

2. Fuse interfacing to wrong side of seersucker.
Pin letter in place:

3. Zig zag stitch around letter:

4. Place zipper face down on top end of seersucker then lining:

5. Repeat for other side:

6. Wrong sides together sew side seams together then miter the corners:

7. Clip excess from corners and turn right side out.
Press lining side seams open and raw edge up 1/2", straight stitch lining closed:

8. Push lining down into pouch and press:

This medium size pouch finished size is 9"w x 6"h x 1.5"thick at base:

The mitered corners make a perfect base for the pouch to stand on it's own and create space inside for goodies.

The larger size measures 12"l x 7"h x 2.25"thick at base:

You can bet I'll be getting some good use out of my new monogrammed pouch this summer.

I'm linking up to:

Weekend Wrap Up @ Tatertots and Jello
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. LOVE these pouches! I've been sewing for a few years but have yet to sew with sear sucker!

  2. I love these little pouches! I am wondering what you use for the letter cut outs. Do you cut them by hand, or are they die cut? I would love to make some for teacher gifts. Thanks! that crafty k at g mail dot com

  3. These are too cute!

    Mrs. Delightful

  4. Jamie these are adorable! Sear Sucker isn't easy to work with sometimes!

    I would LOVE for you to stop over and link this up in our Crafty Saturday Showcase! It runs from Sat-Thur. Then we pick the top post to feature on Friday.

    Hope you have a great weekend!
    Susie @Bowdabra

  5. I love your little pouches. My son's monogram is JMC and so is mine if you remove my middle initial and insert my maiden. *WINK* Ha! Kidding, of course. I bet you can sew these in your sleep by now. I think I will make these for teachers gift so thank you for the tutorial. Thanks for dropping off your always pretty laundry! xo Jami

  6. You should sell these! I would totally buy one. So cute!

  7. You should sell these! I would totally buy one. So cute!