Before getting started... let's have a quick look at the materials you'll need to make your Quilted Boxy Pouch.
I promise to keep it short!
You ready? Let's go...
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Want to take part in the Sew Along for the Quilted Boxy Pouch? Awesome!
This is what you'll need:
- Sign up for the free Sew Along here
- Grab your copy of the pattern in my shop
- And gather your materials (it's a super scrap friendly pattern but see below!)
But let me quickly walk you through each step!
1 Sign up for the Sew Along
The Sew Along is hosted right here on the website and in your email inbox (that's why you have to sign up). You won't need to get up early, catching me in my time zone. No live zoom links! You get to sew whenever you're ready and not at 04:30 am your local time...
You'll get daily emails from me with prompts for the day, video tutorials and of course all relevant links you'll need. Making sure you don't miss anyhting.
Those emails will keep you a) motivated and even more important b) accountable. No excuses not to have a cute little zipper pouch by the end of it!
But of course... If you can't make it that week. No worries. You can still sign up to receive all the free emails, tips and tricks. Save them for later and make yours whenever you're ready!
2 Grab your copy of the pattern
This is an easy one. You will need a copy of the pattern for the Quilted Boxy Pouch. You can get it right here if you don't already have it...
Remember, it's a measure and cut pattern, meaning all pattern pieces are cut using a rotary cutter, cutting mat and ruler. No need to print anything, unless you wish to do so. So you can start straight away!
“The Quilted Boxy Pouch was so easy and honestly FUN to make. I will be making many more.” Charlotte, Missouri
3 Get your materials
And here a list with all the materials you'll need! I am sure you have most of it at home already!
- quilt batting
- plastic zipper
- ribbon (optional)
- basic quilty notions
Remember we are making the scrappy Quilted Boxy Pouch (in large). And as per name... we are piecing the outside panel out of your pouch of scraps. Using up some long hoarded treasures! No need to go and buy more fabric!!
Fabric. Like stated above. Scraps are your friend for the Sew Along. Use what you have! Please don't go shopping for this project... it's really not needed. Of course, you'll need a slightly larger piece of fabric for the lining but again use what you have. It doesn't have to match perfectly!
Quilt Batting. Only two small pieces of batting are needed (roughly 13" x 8.5" each for the large one) - so you can totally use up some of your scrap batting. Leftovers from your last quilt. This is the one I am using for my quilts and therefore also for my boxy pouches, but any piece of batting works really.
Zipper. I always use 10" zippers. Like always. They are my absolute go-to zipper length for literally everything. Even for much smaller pouches... you can always chop off the ends of a plastic zipper, right? I buy them in bulk and have a gazillion of them flying around... again no need to buy anything new!
Technically you can also use a 6" plastic zipper for the smallest size but again... you'll always find me using longer ones.
Ribbon (optional). Totally optional. I like the plain off-white herringbone one a lot but of course, who can say no to pretty pink ribbons... And you only need a little (about 3" per boxy pouch). You can also use pretty fabric selvages, elastics or fabric yarn. Whatever you have on hand.
Thread. Obviously you will need thread. For the construction of the pouch, I am using Aurifil 50wt. That's for all the seams that are not visible later on but have to last. And for quilting and topstitching along the zipper, I am switching over to Aurifil 28wt. That's for all the seams that are visible later on. The result looks super neat! But again... you can totally use one kind of thread for everyhting!
Basic quilty notions. And finally, you'll need some basic quilty notions. You probably have all of them already at home. So you'll need a cutting mat, a ruler (an extra square one comes in handy for this project and is always used in my studio) and rotary cutter. And for marking your quilty lines, I would highly suggest to get a hera marker. It only ever leaves creases and no nasty stains behind! And a pen to mark the corners of your zipper pouch.
Ohhh and one last thing...
Something you DON'T need is binding! You might be delighted to find out that you DON'T have to install any binding to the inside of your boxy pouch. I know binding can be tricky to install and sometimes end up wonky - so the pouch is designed to make it super easy for you.
No binding needed. Guaranteed!
"A boxy pouch with no interior binding? That’s a winner every time. It’s beginner friendly, sews up quick in three sizes (I thought the mini was particularly cute!) and like I said: no binding.” Melissa, Massachusetts
And that's it! All you need to take part in the Sew Along! And I bet that you have pretty much all the materials at home already!
Now I can't wait to sew with you. Making quilted pouches for everyone!
Best + big quilty hugs.
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