May 23, 2009
How to make a 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!
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Turn it out and close the space.
Put the button and make the button hole. I made it with Sashiko thread.
Thank you very much for reading this long post. I felt many difficulties to explain it in English, but I did it anyway!