A Patchwork Pouch

by Nicole

Ooh, it feels good to have a finish!

I made this patchwork pouch as part of a birthday package for my dear friend, Valerie.

Mama Love Quilts_Patchwork Pouch

I used the Noodlehead open wide zipper pouch tutorial for the medium size with a couple of modifications. First, I made patchwork panels of 1″ squares. For more on that, see this post.

Mama Love Quilts_Patchwork Pouch Closeup

Second, instead of having the zipper hanging out, I made little tabs at each end. That took some trial and error, but I got it in the end. 

Mama Love Quilts_Zipper pouch

For the lining, I used a text print from the Quilted Fish’s collection of The Cottage Garden.

Mama Love Quilts_Pouch lining

I must admit it was hard to let this one go!

Have you seen the leather open wide pouches that Anna made? Now, I need to find some leather so I can make my own!

Linking to Finish It Up Friday!

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Kathy@KayakQuilting September 11, 2015 - 1:07 pm

Such beautiful work! You are the queen of itty-bitty patchwork squares! The text fabric inside is great.

Rachel Prentiss September 11, 2015 - 2:45 pm


MaterialGirlQuilts September 11, 2015 - 4:02 pm

It's beautiful Nicole!!

Karisma September 11, 2015 - 4:35 pm

What a beautiful and happy present! I'm sure your friend will love it. Such lovely work. Always so inspiring!

Kathy September 11, 2015 - 5:59 pm

Love this! Neat lining fabric.

Ann September 11, 2015 - 6:42 pm

Lovely – great choice of lining fabric!

Malinda September 11, 2015 - 8:36 pm

Great idea using the tiny patchwork. I need to make one of these to keep my makeup in.

Rosemary B❤️ September 11, 2015 - 10:25 pm

my oh my, this pouch turned out cutie cute, Nicole
I love the fancy bottom half too.
Very sweet. I like the tucked in zipper part too. I have made several pouches using this method with the zipper, I agree, it is tricky at first, I messed up a couple of times but then you get it perfectly
Happy Week-end

the zen quilter September 12, 2015 - 12:50 am

I love sewing bags like this – they make fabulous gifts and the possibilities are pretty endless for how to make them. This one is great.

margaret September 12, 2015 - 5:04 am

such small squares a lovely pouch and what a nice present to be given

Debbie September 12, 2015 - 5:50 am

Very very pretty! Love your patchwork!

Izzy September 12, 2015 - 12:03 pm

Beautiful pouch! I really like zippers with tabs like that. Looks so much neater. Great gift!

pandchintz September 13, 2015 - 12:03 am

Gorgeous, Nicole. Such a lovely gift – no wonder you found it hard to part with!

Judy September 13, 2015 - 12:32 am

Love your pouch, now I have some ideas for my AMH stash, thanks!

Kara Zevchik September 13, 2015 - 4:34 pm

I love it! What a great way to use up scraps!

Suzanne September 14, 2015 - 12:21 pm

I wish my name were Valerie. There is something extremely appealing about that grey textured bottom contrasting the patchwork squares that really makes this bag stellar.

Karo Brauer September 15, 2015 - 6:55 pm

Wunderschön und eine richtige Fleißarbeit auch die Farben sind toll
Liebe Grüße aus Deutschland

Lynn September 21, 2015 - 7:32 pm

Beautiful, Nicole! I love everything about it, especially those bright colors with the gray linen. I don't think I could part with that one!

Charo September 25, 2015 - 6:34 pm

It's lovely, Nicole, I love the colors you use!

Lisa Lisa October 17, 2015 - 9:40 pm

Beautiful quilt! That pouch is so cute! I'm making my first open wide pouch today! I might even make a second one with some patchwork because I love it! Trying to decide on which interfacing to use. What did you use for yours?

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