May 23, 2009

How to make a patchwork button pouch

Patchwork button pouch
Today, I'll show you how I make button pouches. I think it's an easy way, but I've never learned sewing techniques, so if you know better way, please tell me!

Patchwork button pouch
This pouch measures 15 cm wide, 13 cm tall.
To make it, you need the outer fabric, the inner fabric and batting. Each measures 16 cm wide, 37 cm long(with 5 mm allowance).
How to make a patchwork pouch (1)

I patchworked the outer fabric, so I cut fabrics like the following.
-yellow flower printed fabric: two strips, 3.5 cm x 37 cm and 10.5 cm x 37 cm (with 5 mm allowance)
-patchwork: 12 pieces of 4 cm x 4 cm(with 5 mm allowance)
At first, sew each square pieces to make a long strip and iron it.
Then, put the three strips like the picture, and sew together.
Iron it again.
How to make a patchwork pouch (2)

Then, quilt the outer fabric and batting(Only these two!).
Place the outer on the batting, and baste them.
Then, quilt it. I sewed approx. 1-2 mm inside of each square.
How to make a patchwork pouch (3)

Put the inline fabric on the outer fabric to make the right side inside, and sew the two edges(the shorter edges).

Turn it out and stitch the edge which comes to the top of the pocket.
How to make a patchwork pouch (4)

Then, turn it out again and place it making the pocket.(The stitch line of the top of the pocket comes to the middle).
Sew the side line leaving the space to turn it out.
How to make a patchwork pouch(5)
Turn it out and close the space.

Put the button and make the button hole. I made it with Sashiko thread.
How to make a patchwork pouch (6)
How to make a patchwork pouch (7)

That's all!
Thank you very much for reading this long post. I felt many difficulties to explain it in English, but I did it anyway!


Jace said...

Thank you for the clear tutorial. I think I may try to make one. :)

parallel-botany said...

This is fantastic! You did an amazing job!!


Meagan said...

You did a great job explaining. Tsukurigata wa wakatteyasui, eigo wa jyozu desu yo! Itsumo ganbatteimasu ne?

c.Rachel said...

Appreciate the tutorial and photos. I'm pretty new to sewing so this helps...thank you!

Elyse said...

So cute!! I may just have to try that! You are extremely talented! ;)

casserole said...

Your little pouches are beautiful! I posted a link to your tutorial on Craft Gossip Sewing blog:

mairuru said...

Thank you very much!
If you find some mistakes, please let me know! Thank you everyone!

Anonymous said...

Excellent presentation in the tutorial and you did a very neat and professional job with the pouches! said...

Wow, this is great! I love the fabrics you used, you have an amazing collection! I'll be linking.

Lyn said...

This is gorgeous =) Being such a newbie at sewing, I find the tutorial so clear and understandable.
I will definitely try making one day =)

Anonymous said...

Thanks, this is a very cute little pouch.

Jacqueline said...

This is really fantastic Mia! Thank you sooo much for sharing this clear tutorial with us! I love this so soo much! Hope you had a good weekend and love to you!

Pip said...

These are so cute! I've just started trying to do some patchwork and quilting myself so I'll have to try this out. I often read your blog, I love your style.

Curry said...

So cute! Thanks for the tutorial!

Perrine said...

I really like your how to. I was wondering if I could translate it in French and add it to my list of how to as explained in my french post (
Of course, your website would be quoted and there would be a link!
Thank you,

Muddlepud said...

I'm late to comment, but I wanted to say I really like your fabrics and that you chose to make a patchwork strip. Very pretty. And you really do a good job of explaining in English. ;)

mairuru said...

Hello Perrine,
Thank you very much for your comment.
I'm happy if you translate it in French. If you have any question, please tell me!

mairuru said...

Hello Muddlepud,
Thank you! I like patchwork with small pieces.

Joanne said...

Wow! Love this! Linking today...

Jan Allsopp said...

I've spent the last couple of nights in front of the TV sewing 2 of these pouches and I've loved it! I don't usually sew so it has been great to revisit hand stitching and I'm hooked! I had quite a bit of trouble figuring out how to fold the fabric so it was a pocket shape when I turned it right side out. But after unpicking it several times I got it! I'm so pleased with them!

Anonymous said...

Great job with the tutorial. Thanks so much!

One Robin Road said...

Beautiful pouch! Thanks for the tutorial. I can't believe you do it all by hand.

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Claudia said...

What a wonderful job you did Mairuru, thank you so much. I will start on one right away. Greetings from Germany Claudia

林尾 said...

very good!!
i like it!

Perrine said...

Hi ! Thanks for your answer. I worked on the translation and you can find it here :

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hahaaha, thank you so much

vivi said...

I wanted to tell you that I have used this tutorial and made some great pouches for my mother's friends as a gift for friendship day, and I linked your blog so all my friends can see it
thanks for sharing this, it's great!!
kind regards, vivi from argentina

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Fausta said...

Thank you very much for that post.
It was so easy to follow and helped me a lot.

Anonymous said...

I can't understand it at all. The pictures don't match the words, so I don't know if the fabric should be facing wrong side or right sides together. I don't know how to sew up the long parts at all and turn them out. When I do it as it looks like you are saying, it won't turn our properly. I have spent two hours on it so far trying and trying. I've tried lots of ways and they are all wrong.

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