Handmade Gifts: Zippered Pouches

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

both pouches
Happy Wednesday! Today I have a couple pouches that I made as gifts to share! I love to give handmade gifts in general, but tend of give a lot of bags/pouches. They're just so useful! I actually made these back in 2020 (whoa!), and realized I never shared them here on the blog.

Both pouches were made with the Caravan Tote & Pouch Pattern by Anna Graham. I've made projects from this pattern once before, you can find that post here: Caravan Tote + Pouch

First up, a pretty purple pouch! My favorite thing about this pattern is all the little details. There are so many opportunities to add fabrics or a pop of color. I kept my details pretty subtle, but I still enjoyed picking them! I started by choosing this Ruby Star Society Canvas* print. I love the color, I made myself a drawstring project bag from this fabric too. I paired it with some plain Essex Linen* for the front pocket.

I went with a metal zipper and matching snaps. Metal zippers can be a little more complicated to work with (mostly that they're harder to shorten), but I love how it can elevate a project. Feels so fancy and professional!

For the interior I used a print from Lambkin*. This print was actually in my in-between bin, I wasn't sure I'd ever use it. But this pouch was perfect for it, and I'm happy I held on to it!

Second, a floral pouch! I used a leftover scrap of this Outback Wife* barkcloth. I made a Workshop Tote for myself with this print! I paired it with some Indikon Chambray* for the pocket. This pouch has such good textures!

Another metal zipper on this pouch too. I also added some leather strips to each pull to make them easier to open and close. And let's be honest, because it looks cute!

For the interior I used a print from Carkai*. I used this quilt for a quilt backing and I still have so much leftover. It has made it's way into many projects!

Pattern: Caravan Tote & Pouch Pattern by Anna Graham
Fabrics: Outback Wife*, Ruby Star Society Canvas*, Carkai*, Lambkin*, Essex Linen*, Indikon Chambray*.
Hardware: 10" Metal Zippers, Size 24 Antique Brass Metal Snaps.

Happy Sewing!

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