open wide zippered pouch tutorial size chart

6.27.2012


Please refer to the full tutorial HERE for step-by-step instructions and pictures.  For the contrast bottom style pouches, simply cut two pieces of each measurement listed in the chart by the width of the pouch, and sew together using a 1/2" seam allowance.  So for the medium size pouch you'll cut two pieces 4.5" tall by 12" wide and two pieces 5.5" tall (the contrast bottom) by 12" wide, sew them together using a 1/2" seam allowance, thus making the front and back exterior pieces.

Approximate Finished Dimensions:
Small // 4.5" H x 5" W x 3.5" D
Medium // 6" H x 6.5" W x 4.5" D
Large // 8.5" H x 8" W x 5" D



Fabrics: The Hello Kitty fabrics from the first post were purchased at fabric.com, seems like Hello Kitty is popping up a lot, so keep your eye open if you're a fan (yip yip!)



The medium size pouch is patchwork using an Umbrella Prints Trimmings pack, if you've never seen their fabrics I suggest you check them out, all handprinted in Australia.  Love their basecloth and style.


The small pouch main fabric is handprinted by my friend Leslie who runs Maze & Vale, where she sells her handprinted fabric and goodies.  She's hosting a handprinted fabric swap now which is really cool.
The bottom contrast band to all the pouches is Robert Kaufman cotton linen in denim purchased at Pink Chalk Fabrics.  Love this stuff, it's like a favorite pair of jeans.
The yellow fabric (large pouch) is Pure Elements in Empire Yellow by Art Gallery Fabrics, believe me, you need every color.


And last but not least, my zippers all were purchased from Zipit on Etsy from my lovley (and fellow Wisconsinite!) Jennie.  She's the coolest, plus her zippers are beautiful!



Happy sewing everyone!!!

62 comments :

  1. Thankyo so much for sharing these with us, they are gorgeous and I can't wait to make some, add some chocolate :) and they will make great gifts!

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  2. Very beautiful pouches. Why did you use a metal one on the medium? do they have special purpose, I always buy the plastic ones at zipit?
    Seeing the pouches folded I thought of putting a pressure closure under the end of the ziper and the side of the pouch. No much use, just for fun.

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  3. Awesome pouches! Thanks for the tutorial. :-)

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  4. Very nice pouches! I love your tutorials and photos, because there are no questions remaining for me and I`m able to get started immediately! Thank you for sharing!

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  5. These are so cool. I've already made three of your madras totes this summer... Now, I'm going to have to add THESE to the list, too!

    Thanks for the generous tutorial!

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  6. Ok, it will be a sewing afternoon today, they are so cute.

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  7. Thank you so much. I love all of your tutorials and patterns.

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  8. You've done it again!! I can't wait to make a set!!

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  9. Thanks for the cute tutorial! Love the pouches

    - Katie Fleming
    Kate Michelle Designs

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  10. xxx so much fun! I love the way you have put all of those colours together xx

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  11. Amazing, Anna, as always!

    Tünde (from Budapest ;-)

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  12. Thanks for the great tutorial and sizing chart. I've been matching up leftover fabrics for small gifts to sew in between the larger projects and this is just perfect!

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  13. Thank you! These are adorable!

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  14. Great tutorial--I can't wait to try it! :D

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  15. Love the nesting bags. :) Beautiful job. You're such a pro Anna!

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  16. I love all your versions, and I particularly like the Umbrella Prints trimmings, they're such a fun way to get into their fabrics :o)

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  17. I love these! They would make such great gifts.

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  18. Very cute! Thanks for figuring out all the math, love them :)

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  19. These are so fantastic! I can't wait to make a million of them!

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  20. WOW! What an awesome tutorial, Anna! You never cease to amaze us! This is just what I've been needing for my purse - can't wait to make one!

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  21. excellent tutorial (always!). I'd love to get my hands on some of that hand-printed fabric. Its perfect.

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  22. Thank you for sharing your tutorial. Love the Hello Kitty fabric. I was looking for something to give for my granddaughters birthday and this would have been perfect. Cannot wait to make a pouch for her....Judith, Texas

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  23. You. Are. Awesome. Thank you!

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  24. Anna you are the very best. Seriously. I stayed home from the gym last night (bad but I needed some time!) to make one of these and I Love It!!!! Thank you for sharing this :) It will fit perfectly in a runaround bag!
    nannergirl@hotmail.com

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  25. so lovely, useful and pretty! a great share thank you! xxx

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  26. Anna, this was super fun to make and I love and so does my granddaughter love how wide it opens! I am planning on making a few more of these! Thanks so much for another great tutorial!

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  27. Thanks for the tutorial. I had plans of making a boxy pouch for my daughter's birthday, but sewed this up instead. It came together great! I will be showing it on my blog next week.

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  28. This is so nice of you to share, Anna! I'll have to try this style soon.

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  29. love the look of a metal zipper!

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  30. how did i miss this post?? LOVE the pouches and thanks so much for mentioning my fabric, i love seeing it all sewn up into something both lovely and useful :)

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  31. I am wondering how I can get rid of my family for the weekend so that I can devote an entire weekend to making all your pouches! So stinkin' cute!

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  32. They are great! Thank you so much for sharing. I definitely need at least one of them.

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  33. again, adorable!!! love the bags made with trimmings!!

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  34. I love these! The fabrics are absolutely gorgeous :) And the pattern just rocks!!

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  35. These are great. Thanks for the tutorial! I bought the Trimmings pack, too, but didn't use it yet...may have to whip up one of these. Fun catching up with your site, hope you are well!

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  36. LOVE THESE!! so cute and would make great gifts!

    ~amy
    www.LadyMockingbird.com

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  37. These are so cute! Thanks for the great tutorial.

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  38. Lovely tutorial, Anna! Can you please tell us what the finished dimensions are for each bag? That would be very helpful for figuring out which one to sew for a specific purpose. Thanks for treating us to such great tutes!

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  39. thank you so much for sharing such a fabulous tutorial, I just bought a bunch of zippers at a second hand store for 5cents a piece (about 25 of them), now I know what everyone will be getting for Christmas. Thanks for sharing!!!

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  41. oh, I totally {heart} these! great idea!

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  42. Thank you! I can't wait to get started on some of these.

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  43. So beautiful pouches - so helpful tutorial and chart! Thanks a lot! I had to sew up some of these immediatly, one for me, two as gifts, probably more following...

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  44. Thanks for this pattern and turoial. It was great to do. I used some of my favorite scraps :) Now i have a place for my crochet work.

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  45. The one with the patchwork is my favourite!!

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  46. Beautiful pouches.....will make all three for Christmas gift sets.

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  47. Thank you so much for the tutorial. I made the medium size bag last night and I am in love with it. I plan on making more for Christmas gifts!

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  48. excellent....these are wonderful!

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  49. This is a great tutorial. Made one and quilted the fabric so that I have a cute bag to protect my camera when I toss it into my purse. This was so quick and easy. We all know that zippers can be tricky but your pattern makes it so simple. Thanks. I will certainly make more of these.

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  50. Excellent tutorial, thank you very much!

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  51. These are so great! Thanks for sharing!

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  52. Thanks for the great post and wonderful directions. I just used it to make a pouch for the pretty little pouch swap. Your tutorial was easy to follow and I had terrific results. http://jenniffier.blogspot.com/2013/02/pretty-little-pouch.html

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  53. I needed a break from sewing my school work and these bags are just perfect and so much fun.

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  54. It's a great tutorial. You can see mine: http://kamielandodille.blogspot.be/2013/03/waar-zijn-die-rode-bollen-voor.html

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  55. My sister has been asking me to make her some yarn totes with zippers. Your open mouth large pouch is GREAT for this purpose. I added two holes in the front with grommets so she could pull her yarn out and crochet while away from home...pop it in her purse and go! Thanks so much for the tutorial...I love the denim contrast. :) I will be making many of these!!

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  56. Hi, I already made four of these and gave it to my friends as a gifts. Girls enjoyed them a lot. It was great tutorial, so easy to follow, thanks.
    check them at: http://ruzovysob.blogspot.sk/2013/05/trojicky-z-pariza-from-paris-with-love.html

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  57. This is a great tutorial! I have just linked to it on my blog. Thank you for sharing your knowledge with us.
    http://alittlebirdmademe.wordpress.com/2013/06/21/a-list-of-30-free-tutorials-and-patterns-for-wallets-and-pouches/

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  58. Thank you so much for this tutorial! I made 4 and love how they turned out. Your instructions were great and your photos are super helpful, as always.

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  59. Love this bag, thank you for sharing the tutorial!

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