Boxy pouches for sewing session

Aren’t these pouches so pretty?

But these are not made by me. Today we had another sewing session at my friend’s house as they wanted to learn making these boxy pouches. I’m always a bit nervous about teaching something to people, I’m afraid my explanations wouldn’t be clear enough or they wouldn’t understand. These friends of mine don’t even speak English (only one of the three can), but then I guess we didn’t really need to talk much. Let’s just cut and sew those fabrics.
Anyway, I really love their fabric choices, the pink one with ice creams have very sweet colourful floral pattern lining (which I’ve forgotten to take pictures of).  The handles are cotton webbing with lace sewn on it, and the zipper pulls are a piece of pink lace (for the pink ice cream) and cotton twill tape (for the purple floral); eliminating the need to sew fabric handles and tabs. The hardest part was sewing the zipper, but after that everything went smoothly. They finished it in about 2 hours (with lots of chatting in between), so I think we’ve all made it! I’m so happy! \(^.^)/

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  • The boxy pouches are adorable. Is there a tutorial somewhere for them? Great website BTW.

    • verypurpleperson

      Hi Terra, I think there’s many tutorials about them that you can search.
      Here’s a post on Sew, Mama, Sew with lots of links and tutorials about box pouch: http://sewmamasew.com/blog2/?p=714
      Hope it helps!

  • Karencilla

    those are really cute and sooo girly! i love them

  • Karin

    Those are some pretty pouches indeed. Cute!

  • yoshimi

    Wow! Surely you are a most talented teacher in sewing! They look very gorgeous and so pretty. Well done!!

  • verypurpleperson

    Fiona, I made up a pattern/method for the pouches to match the measurements to the fabric scraps I had at the moment. The same method (with different measurement) was also used to make a pencil pouch in this post: http://verypurplestuffs.blogspot.com/2009/07/pig-and-polkadot-bag-and-pencil-pouch.html

    I think all the tutorials are basically the same, you can just choose one and follow. Maybe I can make a tutorial too for these pouches ^.^

  • Anonymous

    They look beautiful! I was actually looking at your boxy pouches that you made a while ago, and wondering if you used a tutorial or pattern to make them (or if you just made it up!).

    I've found a few tutorials online, but I'm not sure which one to use! Thanks 🙂

    Fiona