Pretty {Little} Pouch

This is the big girl pouch made in the same manner, as the bitty pouch Emmalie and I made yesterday.  I’m participating in the Pretty {Little} Pouch Swap on flickr, and really loving all the pouches that are popping up in the group!  I made this one with my partner in mind, and I’m really hoping that she loves it.

Pretty little pouch front

 I had a lot of fun putting it together and adding the details by hand.  I spent an evening working on both sides of the pouch, this is the front, and the back is below.

Pretty little pouch back

Now I just need to find a few goodies to add to it!  I gave it a little gusset so that it stands up, and so that there’s more room for pretty things inside!

A few specs:

Fabric – Crossweaves, and Chocolate Lollipop

Zipper – 10″ brown (purchased here)

with Fusible Fleece interfacing.

I’m off to find something else to put a zipper in!  not really though – haha


By | 2017-02-06T09:18:34+00:00 July 28th, 2011|finished project|24 Comments


  1. Mary on Lake Pulaski July 28, 2011 at 6:12 am - Reply

    It’s adorable Amy – what a lucky partner you have!! The colors and fabric and design are all perfect.

  2. Melinda July 28, 2011 at 6:18 am - Reply

    Very cute! I love how you added the selvage to the center.

  3. Terriaw July 28, 2011 at 6:21 am - Reply

    Love it! Wish I were your partner – chocolate lollipop is my all-time favorite collection! I love the different patchwork stripes you put across the front. And I love the sweet handstitching details.

  4. Suzanne July 28, 2011 at 6:30 am - Reply

    I hope your swap partner loves it because clearly you put a lot of thought and time into it. It’s wonderful!

  5. Debbie July 28, 2011 at 7:03 am - Reply

    VERY sweet! Love the handwork on it!

  6. Sara July 28, 2011 at 7:50 am - Reply

    Your embroidered circles are perfect,mine are so, so,but don’t you love hand embroidery?!! Such a cute pouch indeed—LOVE this.

  7. diane stanley July 28, 2011 at 8:03 am - Reply

    I love the colors and all the handwork. Really pretty and lucky partner.

  8. randi July 28, 2011 at 8:05 am - Reply

    so cute! i love the addition of the selvage!

  9. Melinda July 28, 2011 at 8:27 am - Reply

    Really cute! I was just thinking this morning about making a little pouch for my niece who is starting school in the fall. Definitely some inspiration here!

  10. Amy Newbold July 28, 2011 at 8:37 am - Reply

    Your partner will love it!

  11. Lynn July 28, 2011 at 9:16 am - Reply

    Adorable! The hand stitching is the icing on the cake for me.

  12. heather@tripleblessing July 28, 2011 at 10:20 am - Reply

    I may have missed it, but do you use a zipper foot?
    That’s such a cute bag!

  13. Colleen July 28, 2011 at 10:23 am - Reply

    I love it. I think the little bit of selvage is a nice touch.

  14. Alli July 28, 2011 at 11:06 am - Reply

    The circles on the back are a fantastic touch! And I love how you included the selvedge. :)

  15. Heather July 28, 2011 at 12:04 pm - Reply

    When you do the hand stitching do you go through all the layers? I’ve never do it before but have a project that I think it would be great on!

  16. Beth July 28, 2011 at 12:10 pm - Reply

    It’s great! THe handstitching is such a nice personal touch…sure to make the recipient very happy. Oh, I just got a little bundle of colorful zippers from zipit…love them and her customer service is wonderful! Smiles~beth

  17. Teje July 28, 2011 at 1:25 pm - Reply

    Oh, this is my favourite pouch! I love the patchwork, colours and the lovely stitching you have made! Really beautiful!

  18. Debbie-Esch House Quilts July 28, 2011 at 5:25 pm - Reply

    A very sweet little pouch! Love the hand stitching :)

  19. VickiT July 28, 2011 at 7:48 pm - Reply

    Awesome job. I really do love the way you’ve created the front. Very nice.

  20. Kristen July 31, 2011 at 9:17 am - Reply

    This is a beautiful pouch!!

  21. Mickey Kelly White August 1, 2011 at 6:30 am - Reply

    very nice ! love the selvedge ! I knew I was saving a few for something special ; thanks for the idea !!

  22. Mickey Kelly White August 1, 2011 at 6:33 am - Reply

    so ; I checked after I posted and found out that I spelled SELVAGE wrong ! so I learned another thing today ! already !

  23. Kay Stephenson August 2, 2011 at 9:38 am - Reply

    Love the integration of a selvage edge. Very cute!

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