The Tale of Peter Rabbit ~ Cute Zipper Pouches : ) and a free "Fussy Cut Frame Zipper Pouch" tutorial

I've always loved "The Tale of Peter Rabbit" books and movies.  

We watched the animated series when my boys were wee ones : )

I had the opportunity to sew some projects with the new fabric line, "The Tale of Peter Rabbit",  and loved how the projects turned out!

This fabric line has so many fussy cutting opportunities so I chose two zipper pouch projects that highlight the adorable Peter Rabbit motifs.

The first pouch I made is my "Macaroon Pouch".  I added a hexagon flower made with 1" hexagons to the inside panel.  I added hand embroidery around the hexagon flower in a deep coral.

The border and center of the hexagon are the lovely gingham print which comes in three colors. 

The back of the pouch features the cutest Peter Rabbit print!

You can find my Macaroon Pouch [HERE]

I also created a new free pattern!  The Picture Frame Log Cabin Pouch is the perfect pattern for  fabrics that have fussy cut motifs. 
The center is framed to highlight the fussy cut print of Peter.

The back uses the Peter Rabbit text print. 
You can find the tutorial at the bottom of this post!

If you use "The Tale of Peter Rabbit" fabric, please be sure to tag your photos with the following hashtags:

#TheTaleofPeterRabbitFabric #ILoveRileyBlake #RileyBlakeDesigns

Happy Sewing!

Fussy Cut Frame Log Cabin Zipper Pouch Tutorial

6" tall  x 10" wide finished


5 total F8 (9" x 22") 5 different prints for logs (strips), 1 print for back of pouch

1 - 2 1/2" fussy cut square for center of log cabin block (1)

1/4 yard lining fabric

1/4 yard Fusible Batting

10" or longer coil zipper shortened to 9 1/2", measuring from top of zipper pull to bottom edge of zipper. (See step 8)


Print #1:         4 - 1" squares, 1 - 1 1/2" x 2 1/2" (2),  2 - 3 1/2" x 1 1/2" (3 , 4),  1 - 4 1/2" x 1 1/2" (5)

Print #2:       1 - 1 1/2" x 4 1/2" (6), 2 - 1 1/2" x 5 1/2" (7, 8), 1 - 1 1/2" x 6 1/2" (9)

Print #3      2 - 1 1/2" x 6 1/2" (10, 11), 1 - 1 1/2" x 8 1/2"  (12)

Print #4:       2 - 1 1/2"x  7 1/2"  (13, 14),  1 - 1" x 2" tab for zipper

Print #5:       1 - 10 1/2" x 7 1/2" for Back Pouch Panel

Lining:          2 - 10 1/2" x 7 1/2" 

Batting:        2 - 10 1/2" wide x 7 1/2" tall  batting

~All seam allowances are 1/4" unless otherwise noted

1) Place the 1" squares on the corners of the 2 1/2" fussy cut square. Mark the squares from one corner to the opposite corner. Stitch on the marking.

2) Trim 1/4" beyond the stitching.

3) Press towards the outer corners.

Make the log cabin pouch panel:

Using the diagram as a guide, add strips to the center 2 1/2" square made in steps #1-3 as indicated on the pattern.   Make 1 Log Cabin Panel.

5) Fuse the 10 1/2" x 7 1/2" batting  to the  log cabin panel.  Quilt as desired.

Cut a 1" square from the bottom corners of the panel.

6) Fuse the 10 1/2" x 7 1/2" batting  to the 10 1/2" x 7 1/2" Back bag panel.  Quilt the panel as desired.

Cut a 1" square from the bottom corners of the panel.

7)  Cut a 1" square from the bottom corners of each 10 1/2" x 7 1/2" lining  panel.

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

9) Fold under the 1" side of the zipper tab 1/4" to the wrong side. Press.

    Press in half wrong sides together.

10)  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.

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

12)  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.

13) Place the lining right sides together with the front pouch panel matching top raw edges.  The zipper will be sandwiched in between the panel and lining.  
Stitch with a 1/4" top stitch.

14) Fold the lining over the zipper.The pouch front and lining will be wrong sides together.  Press both pieces away from the zipper.
Top stitch 1/4" away form the seam, back stitching at the ends of the seam.

15) Repeat steps 12 - 14 for the back of the pouch.

16) Separate the lining pieces from the pouch pieces. 
Place the pouch pieces right sides together matching the side seams and bottom edges.
The zipper (*Be sure to open the zipper) should face the lining.  Pin in place.
Stitch both sides and bottoms,  leaving a 4" opening in the bottom lining.
Press seams open.

17) Fold the pouch corners right sides together, matching the side and bottom seams. Press the seam allowances open. Repeat for the other bottom corner and the lining corners.

18) Turn the pouch right side out, Press.
Stitch the lining opening closed by hand or machine.

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