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

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

  3. 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!

  4. Love this pattern, thanks for the link.

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


  6. 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!