Strippy Charm Pouch




Hi! My name is Kim and I blog over at Kim Sherrod Studio. I am so excited to share with you my first post here on the Moda Bake Shop. Lately I love to create projects that are small and very quick to pull together. This little pouch is a snap to put together and makes a perfect gift.




Collections For a Cause - Faith Charm Pack
2 Coordinating Fat Quarters
2 - 7" x 91/4" fusible fleece
2 - 7" x 9 1/4" interfacing
1 - 9" zipper


1/4" wide organdy or silk ribbon


Cutting Instructions

14 - 1 3/4" x 5" strips from Charm pack
2 - 2 1/2" x 9 1/4"  rectangles from one fat quarter 1, bottom of pouch
1 - 2" x 12 1/2" rectangle from fat quarter 1, strap
2 - 7" x 9 1/4" lining pieces from fat quarter 2

Choose 7 charm squares.


Stack and cut at 1 3/4". Do this twice. You will get 2 - 1 3/4" x 5" strips from each charm square for a total of 14 strips.



Layout your strips in 2 rows, 7 strips per row.


Sew your strips together.


Press the seams open. I like to do this to allow the piece to lay nice and flat. You now have two outer pieces.


Take the 2 1/2" x 9 1/4" rectangle pieces and sew onto the bottom of each outer piece.



Press seam toward bottom rectangle strip.


Iron on fusible fleece to outer pouch pieces and fusible interfacing to lining pieces.


Measure and mark a 1" square at the bottom corners of outer pouch and lining pieces.


Cut out the squares and set aside for now.


Take the 2" x 12 1/2" rectangle for the strap and fold in half wrong sides together. Press to form a center crease.


Unfold the fabric and fold the long edges toward the center crease. Press.



Fold in half again and press.


Sew the opening side closed, and then topstitch the opposite side to create a nice finished look.


This is the finished strap.


Take the zipper, one outer piece and one lining piece. Lay them in the following order from bottom to top:

A) Lining piece right side up.
B) Zipper right side up (you'll see the zipper pull).
C) Outer piece right side down.

At this point, I pin all three layers in place and sew them together using a zipper foot.


This is what the 3 pieces look like once you've sewn them together. Press the fabric away from the zippers.


Repeat the same layering steps for the remaining exterior and lining pieces.


At this point, the lining pieces are still underneath the outer pieces. Make sure all sides match up. Topstitch a scant 1/4" along the top edge of the pieces.


Take the strap piece you set aside earlier, fold in half and pin to the outer piece only. I pinned mine roughly 5/8" from the top edge of the fabric. Baste in place.


Open up the zipper, wide enough for you to be able to put your hand through.


Match up the outer pouch and lining pieces to each other, right sides together.


Pin in place with the zipper towards the lining. Notice I have two pins that are different colors than the yellow pins. These pins are in the bottom of the lining to remind me not to sew past them. Sew along all four sides, leaving the opening and the four cut out corners unsewn. Trim off excess zipper ends.


Open the bottom corner and match up the bottom and side seams.



Sew the opening closed. Repeat for the remaining cut out corners.


Reach your hand in through the opening of the lining and pull bag right side out. Machine or hand sew the opening closed. Press to remove wrinkles.




One zip pouch which finishes at approximately 5 1/2" x 8 3/4".  If you would like to add the ribbon to the zipper pull, cut the ends on the diagonal and pull it through the hole in the zipper pull. Trim ends and heat set to prevent fraying.



Enjoy your new strippy pouch! 

Kim Sherrod


56 comments:

Jenny said...

Wow - love the design and the tutorial looks very, very well written. Can't wait to try this one out!

Amy said...

Cute little design!

Maria said...

Nice and easy! Great!

Sam Barry said...

Love this super cute and super easy. I am going now to follow your Blog.

MARIADE said...

Great tutorial,look easy...Fabrics looks so cute...Thanks for sharing

Michele said...

Great tutorial! Your bag turned out so cute.

Kim @ Everything Etsy said...

Great job! I need to make one of these with all my pretty fabric scraps. Thanks so much!

~Kim

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful way to use up leftovers from multiple charm packs too! I look forward to trying this out!

kerrynjane said...

This is awesome. I just finished a layer cake project and have a few left over. Since my quilter is currently backed up, I was looking for some smaller projects to do and I love making bags. This looks perfect. I think I'll head out this morning for some zippers and make a couple of these over the weekend. THANKS!!!!

Melody said...

I love that. How cute and easy to put together.

Elsa said...

I'm going to the gym and when I get home and cleaned up, I'm making one of these! it's so cute!

Michelle said...

Very cute! Great tutorial!!!

Kerrie said...

lovely! I will add this to my wish list of projects!

Luis said...

seems very easy and practical. love it

Beth said...

Very cute. Great tutorial. Instructions are really clear. I am going to go check out my charm packs.

SarahB said...

This is so cute! My daughter would love one of these too!

Bea said...

I like how you used your strips to make that beautiful purse. My daughter would love that purse! She also like make & design purse & bags. Very Nice!

Shelley said...

Great tutorial! I made a version this morning and I absolutely love the size of it.

Connie said...

Great project. I want to make some little bags to go in my VB bags and this is perfect. Thanks for a great design.

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

Great tutorial Kim! I love the little bag. :-)

fialka012 said...

Krásné...

susiloci said...

Que bonita bolsa!!!

Nana Jane said...

I know what I will be doing after work today. It is just adorble and your instructions and pictures are so conThank you so much!

Anonymous said...

Looks very nice and pretty quick and easy to do. Good job.

Dandelion Quilts said...

I love this pouch,Kim. It is darling. I am going to have to whip one up!

begoña said...

me encanta esta bolsa es muy chula saludos Begoña

woman said...

It's definitely a cute and creative idea. People who are this creative never cease to amaze me.

Patter Cross said...

This is adorable! Love it, and such a great tutorial! I have a question, however. It looks like there is teal fabric in the bag but that charm pack does not have teal fabric. Did you add other fabric? If so, what is it? Thanks so much!

Kim said...

My camera was kind of off. There's no teal in this pouch. It is the light neutral color in the charm pack.

harleywife57 said...

congrats on your first !! it's cute and appears to be easy ; your great tutorial MAKES it look easy !!

Teri said...

ERROR IN CUTTING INSTRUCTIONS:
Should say
Cut 2- 2 1/2" x 9 1/4" rectangle pieces

Correct in the tutorial, but incorrect in the Cutting Instructions.

Other than that, great bag. Thanks for the tutorial

Jenny Garland said...

Teri - the post has been updated to reflect the appropriate changes. Thanks!

khf said...

wow wonderful

Jennifer said...

I finished one on Saturday and it got rave reviews.

Becky said...

I love this and i made it today in a very short period of time. I actually made a slightly smaller version for my needs. Great design and idea. Thanks for sharing.

Kelly O. said...

i never would have considered this fabric until seeing it in this pouch! now I love it!

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

I love it Kim!! Thank you!

Karen said...

Love this! Perfect for teacher gifts! I got a great deal on some Moda Bliss this morning at my LQS, so I am going to sew up a batch! Thanks!

blueadt said...

Thanks for publishing this pattern. I've made one in Bliss as a birthday present and it was very well received :)

http://blueadt.blogspot.com/2011/05/birthday-gifts.html

Margaret said...

Just finished one with "Spirit" - -came out great! Thanks for the great directions!

Learn How To Make Quilts said...

Really cute bag and will have to try it. I'm just trying to figure out for what I would use a bag like this? toiletries? small wrist bag when you don't want to carry a big bag? more suggestions?

Anonymous said...

Oui moi aussi j'aimerai me l'acheter. Quand sera t'elle dispo en france ?

y8,y3,y8,miniclip,y8,pogo,friv,y3,
y8,android games,kizi,y8

osman said...

great tips. i remember these fondly when gas was a dollar a gallon. i think that we probably shouldn’t fall back on these, but i think everyone will adopt a few of them Thanx admin


y8 |
y8

deb-bee said...

Thanks for the tutorial of your pouch, I'm going to give it a try. If all goes well I might make them for Christmas gifts for 2012. I really plan way ahead. Debby (Wisconsin)

Y8games said...

Great job, thanks for post
y8 games,y8 games,y8

Y8games said...

I know what I will be doing after work today. It is just adorble and your instructions and pictures are so conThank you so much!
angry birds rio,y8 games,kizi games,y8 kids games

Amy Witty said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Amy Witty said...

Thanks for the great tutorial. I just finished my first of these pouches today. It was a really fun project! You can see the finished product here.

Trần Văn Nam said...

I like this your post very much, would you write more and more about this friv 3,friv 2

lovecrafts said...

This is the first time I am visiting your blog. I found so many interesting stuff in your blog especially its discussion. From the tons of comments on your articles, I guess I am not the only one having all the enjoyment here! keep up the good work.mario games super mario flash bubble shooter car games fireboy and watergirl

doanhuu nguyen said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
doanhuu nguyen said...

Thank you for all the detail. This article is super transparent !!
I'm sure you will have some really cool products for all of us soon.
friv 5
friv 6
friv 7
friv 8
friv 9
apple shooter
dressup Games
dora games

Daphne said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Daphne said...

Hi thanks for sharing. I make one this... you can see in my blog... http://lascosasdedaphne.blogspot.com/2012/08/154-cuando-es-coser.html

Thanks again for share this wonderful idea ;OD

sam andy said...

Very happy to see your article, I very much to like and agree with your point of view.

http://www.zanitagifts.com/

sam andy said...

Very happy to see your article, I very much to like and agree with your point of view.

http://www.zanitagifts.com/