Did you fall in love with those sweet little forest friends pouches like we did yesterday? With the leftover scraps from the Forest Floor Fabrics blog tour, we created these cute animal pouches, and today we’re going to teach you how!
Forest Friends Pouch Tutorial
Forest Friends Pocket pattern from Violette Field Threads.
Fabric Scraps (our specific fabric information at end of post)
Interfacing (I used Pellon SF-101)
4 inch zippers – I used these:
Buttons, ribbon, fake flowers, embellishments
Before you begin sewing, cut out interfacing for the head pieces and iron them onto the wrong side of the fabric. This will enable your pouches to be structured rather than floppy.
Make the pockets as instructed, not including sewing on the buttons and embellishments.
Then, sew a 3 inch zipper to one side of the face. Gently curve the zipper to match the curve of the face.
Sew the other side of the zipper to the other side of the face, carefully lining up the ends and curving the zipper along the face as before.
Now, sew on the button eyes and any other embellishments you desire.
Cut a short length of ribbon and pin it in a loop just behind the animal’s ears. This will be the handle.
Next, fold the two halves wrong sides together, sandwiching the zipper in between, and topstitch around the whole pouch, beginning at one end of the zipper and ending at the other end.
Finally, sew on the nose buttons.
One additional note: we embedded pipe cleaners in the rabbit’s ears because they are long and could be floppy without the pipe cleaners. Unless you want floppy ears, of course!
Here is a list of fabrics we used to make these Forest Friends pouches:
Art Gallery Forest Floor Wild Posy Flora: Deer Head, Raccoon Ear
Art Gallery Forest Floor Luna Rising Shadow: Fox Head, Bunny Ears
Art Gallery Forest Floor Timber Nightfall: Raccoon Head, Fox Face
Art Gallery Forest Floor Capped Dim: Raccoon Eye, Deer Ears
Art Gallery Forest Floor Maple Mill Fog: Fox Ears
Art Gallery Forest Floor Jersey Knit Flourish: Rabbit Head
Let us know if you use this tutorial, we’d love to see your Forest Friends pouch creations!
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