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Ruffled Pouch Tutorial By Lee Heinrich from Freshly Pieced

Hi there! It’s Lee here, from Freshly Pieced.

Today I’m going to show you how to make a cute little zipper pouch with pleated ruffles. I’ve seen a lot of ruffled zipper pouches around blogland, but I wanted mine to be a little more tailored than most.


I chose some fabrics from Art Gallery’s Rhapsodia collection for my pouch. Although I’m usually drawn more to blues and greens, I couldn’t resist the warm summery tones of the “Sweet Journey” palette. I loved the big hexagons of the Temple Tiles print for the outside of the pouch, and reflected that in the lining with the smaller hexies from the Folk Vision print.

 (delish Rhapsodia bundle)

Materials needed

For the pouch exterior:
1 FQ of Temple Tiles in Inca - cut 2 pieces 5” x 11.5,” and 2 pieces 2.5” x 11.5”

For the lining:
1 FQ of Folk Vision in Salmon - cut 2 pieces 8.5” x 11.5”

For the accent and ruffle trim:
1 FQ of Frida’s Dream in Bright - cut 4 strips 2” x 21” and 2 strips 2” x 11.5”

Other items needed:
• Interfacing or fusible fleece - cut 2 pieces 8.5” x 11.5”
• 12” zipper


Ready to try it? Download the Download Ruffled_pouch_tutorial.

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