Happy Patchwork Pouch ~ a Free Pattern


I have lots of projects underway but had an idea for a new design based on my 15 patch pouch pattern.

My Happy Patchwork pouch has 10 square patchwork with a solid bottom panel.  I thought it would also be nice to add a handle so the pouch could be used as a clutch purse.

The fun little zipper charm is from Sunny Day Supply - a gift with purchase : )

You can find the pattern details as follows.

Enjoy !

Happy Patchwork Pouch

Notes: ~All seam allowances are 1/4" 

Finished Size:  6" tall x 10" wide

~ 20 - 2 1/2" squares assorted print fabric (a mini charm pack works well)
~6 - 2" x 2 1/2" rectangles for patchwork handle (optional)
~1/8 yard Linen for bottom of pouch
~1/4 yard Lining fabric
~1/4 yard muslin 
~1/4 yard Fusible batting 
~1/4 yard light weight fusible interfacing

~Zipper Foot
~Matching Thread
~9" or longer coil zipper - OR- a metal zipper that measures 
     9" from the top of the zipper head to the bottom of the zipper stop.
~ 1/2" D Ring
~3/4" Swivel Clasp
~Zipper Pull (optional)
~ 1/2" x 2" long ribbon
~Marking pen, pencil or Hera Marker for quilt marking

Fusible Batting     ~2  - 7 1/2" x 10 1/2" 
Fusible Light Weight Interfacing ~ 2 - 7 1/2" x 10 1/2" 
                                                1 - 2 1/2" x 12 1/2"
Muslin                    ~2  - 7 1/2" x 10 1/2" 
Lining                     ~2  - 7 1/2" x 10 1/2" 
Print Fabric            ~1 - 1" x 1 1/2" Print for the zipper tab
    ~2 - 3 1/2" x 10 1/2"  Pouch Bottom
    ~ 1 - 2" x 12 1/2" Handle

Apply Interfacing -  Fuse the Light Weight interfacing to the Lining Panels and Linen Handle.

~ Sewing Instructions ~
1) Arrange the 10 print squares that make up the panel, in your desired design. 

2)  Press seam allowances to one side, each row in the opposite direction.  

3)  Stitch the rows together.  Stitch the linen rectangle to the bottom of the two rows.
Press seams open.
Repeat for the other side side of the pouch.

4) Fuse the batting to the wrong side of the patchwork panel.

Place the muslin on the back of the batting, baste in place.
Quilt diagonal lines on the patchwork  panel.
Trim the panel to 7 1/2” x 10 1/2”.  Repeat for the other side.

5) Shorten the zipper to 9 1/2" measuring from the top of the zipper head to the bottom of the zipper.

6) Fold under the 1" side of the zipper tab 1/4" to the wrong side. Press.
    Press in half wrong sides together.

7) Place the bottom end of the zipper so that it is against the folded edge of the tab.
    Pin in Place.
    Stitch the folded edge with an edge stitch.

8)  Fold back the zipper tape on the top edge of the zipper to the wrong side. 
     Glue baste or machine baste in place.

9) Fold the ribbon in half, wrong sides together and thread the D ring through the ribbon.
Place on the right side of the pouch panel 1" from the top edge.
   Baste in place.

10) Place the zipper to the pouch right sides together with the top edges of the pouch
     and zipper tape matching.
    Center the zipper on the pouch panel.  Stitch the top edge with
    a 1/4" seam allowance, back stitching at ends.

11) Place the lining right sides with the pouch panel right side matching the top raw edge.
      Pin in place.
The zipper will be sandwiched in between the pouch and lining panels.
    Stitch the top edge with a 1/4" stitch back tacking at ends.

12) Press the pouch and lining panels away from the zipper.  Press.
     Top stitch 1/8" away for the seam line starting and stopping your stitching 3/8" 
     from the raw edge.

~Repeat for the other side~

13) Separate the lining pieces from the pouch pieces.
     Place the pouch pieces right sides together, matching seams and raw edges.  
     Pin in place.

     Place the lining pieces right sides together, matching seams and raw edges.  
     Pin in place.
     The zipper teeth should face towards the lining.
     Make sure the zipper is open.
     Sew around the perimeter  leaving a 4" opening on the bottom lining side.

14) Box the corners:
      Place the bottom and side seams right sides together at the bottom corner 
      with seams pressed open.
      Mark 1" up from the bottom corner.  Stitch on the marked line back tacking at ends.
      Trim the seam 1/4" beyond the stitching.  Repeat for the other bottom corner.
Repeat for the lining.

15)  Turn right side out and press.
        Machine stitch or hand stitch the opening in the lining closed.

Make the Clutch Handle

16) Fold the handle rectangle in half along the 12 1/2" edge, press.
Fold under 1/4" on each edge. Press.

17) Thread the handle trough the swivel clasp.  With the right sides together match the raw edges on the 2" side.  Stitch together with a 1/4" seam.  Press the seam open.

18)   Fold the handle in half, folding under the 1/4" on each edge and pin in place.
Edge stitch along the edge of each long side of the strap.
Fold the handle in half with the seam on top.  Stitch 3/4" from the top edge.

Make a Patchwork Clutch Handle

1) Cut 6 - 2 " x 2 1/2" rectangles.  Stitch the rectangles together on the 2" side.  Press seams open.

2) Fuse the 2" x 12 1/2" interfacing to the back of the patchwork strip.  
Follow steps #16 - 18 to finish!

1 comment:

  1. This is so cute! I plan on making a few as Christmas gifts. Thank you so much for the free pattern and the great instructions!! :-)


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