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Let's make charming quilted pouch


patchwork bag tutorial
Charming Quilted Pouch (video tutorial)

When Tina Katwal asked me if I'd like to make a quilted pouch tutorial for our Desi Quilters group, I immediately said yes. I was thinking of making one with handloom fabrics as the 7th of this month was National Handloom Day! So it was like serendipity. 

So, I decided to make this pouch or bag using my fave precut - mini charms (2.5" x 25" pieces). To make this bag, you don't need much. 

Materials you need:
20 pieces mini charms of your choice
(40 pieces if you make a patchwork of both sides)
A few Fat Eighth or FQs for Back Panel and lining
Batting (fleece or cotton)
#5 Zipper at least 10" long
(you can use #3 zipper if you wish)
Non-Woven Lightweight Interfacing  
Finished Size 9.5" x 8" (approx)

This patchwork pouch tutorial is for the Love and Healing Swap in our Desi Quilters Group on Facebook. The pattern is for using mini charms but you can easily adapt it using any kind of block or orphan blocks that you have in your UFO baskets. The key is to make the patchwork piece the same size as the interfacing. 
The interfacing will give a perfect finish for the quilted pouch or bag, no matter what batting you're using. I made many patchwork quilted bags and I found this combo is the best. 

Working with handloom fabrics is pretty challenging. If you decided to make one using handloom fabrics, consider prewashing your fabric first. I normally don't ;). As handloom tends to shrink and become out of shame from frequent ironing. Spray starch also helps. 

National Handloom Day

I'm getting a little bit better with the new editing app. I also found a good angle to place my ring light while recording videos :)
Editing does take time but when the mood is good and the boys are happy with Domino's, I can get it done pretty quickly ^^

zipper charms

I hope you enjoy the video! Do let me know in the comment :)
Now, download the pattern below, and let's start sewing those scraps!

Happy Sewing,


Tutorial: Let's make flat zipper pouch


Everyone loves handmade gifts and this gifting season let's make something for your loved ones. This flat pouch is my go-to project when I need a small gift to make. It's super easy to make. You can even make this from scrap fabrics and other supplies. 

What you need:

1. Exterior fabrics - 9" W x 6.5" H (cut 2)
2. Lining Fabrics - 9" W x 6.5" H (cut 2)
3. Pocket Fabrics - 5" W x 6.5" H (cut 1)
4. All Purpose Interfacing - 9" W x 6.5" H ( cut 2)
5. #5 Zipper - 9" Long and zipper pull
6. Cotton Batting  10" x 7.5" (Optional)
7. 3/8" D-ring and 3/8" wide fabric ribbon (Optional)
8. Fabric Zipper Tab  1.5" x 2" 

Fabrics & Interfacing:

Regarding fabric, in the video, I used lightweight Indian block print cotton fabric for the exterior and poplin cotton for the lining. Since poplin is thick-ish, I don't use interfacing for the lining as well as for the pocket. 
If you're using thicker fabric such as denim, you can change the interfacing to a lightweight one or omit the interfacing if it's stiff thick denim or canvas. Although I personally will still use lightweight non-woven interfacing to give a more structured finish. 

For this flat pouch, we're going to use All-Purpose interfacing which is fused on the wrong side of the exterior fabric. This interfacing is best to use for padded pouch or bag as well as no-padded ones. 

For this project, I am using cotton batting scraps from my quilts, because the pouch is intended to store mobile phone. You can make without batting or wadding, to make a floppy pouch. 

This flat zipper pouch is very handy. You can use it to keep a cell phone, a face mask, and a few cards or cash. Now, let's start making. If you have any questions, feel free to comment and I'll help as much as I can. 

If you like the tutorial, don't forget to share it with your fellow crafters. And if you make one, please use hashtag #chezviespatterns on your social media post or tag me on Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter

Thank you for stopping by!

Happy Sewing
- Elvira-


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