Mending Kit PDF Sewing Pattern | Intermediate sewing project tutorial to make a padded pouch to use as a sewing kit or for other storage.


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Sew a sweet 4-pocket pouch perfect for using as a mending kit, storing sewing tools and notions, or carrying small projects like English paper piecing and crochet.

This well padded pouch is also a nice size for many mini tablet computers and other gadgets.

Inside there are 4-pockets:
1. Pleated front pocket - pleats allow this pocket to expand to hold quite a few things.
2. Patch pocket - divided patch pocket for a few notions.
3. Main pocket - a place to stash the bigger stuff. Book in photo is here:
4. Top pocket - lightly padded pocket to use as pin keep & storing needle books.

The pouch is padded with fusible fleece, all exterior pieces are interfaced, and there is a layer of hair canvas at the back and flap to add even more structure. Woven fusible interfacing can be substituted for the hair canvas.

This well padded pouch is still easy to sew! Techniques covered in the instructions make it possible to sew through 8+ layers of materials in some spots without stressing you or your sewing machine out.

This paper and ink friendly document is 13-pages total: 7-pages of text instructions along with color photos + 6-pages of black and white pattern pieces (no resizing necessary).

Approximate Finished Dimensions: 6" wide x 8" high (15.25 x 20cm)
Note: A pattern for a larger, but slightly different, version of this pouch is available here:

Intermediate Sewing Pattern: You are comfortable and confident in your sewing skills. This project is not difficult, but has multiple layers, pleats, and curves to sew.

Supplies (Materials You Provide):
• 1/2 yard 42" exterior fabric
• 1/2 yard 42" lining fabric
• 2/3 yard 20" fusible interfacing - Pellon SF101
• 1/2 yard 45" fusible fleece - Pellon 987F
• 1/2 yard 20" fusible hair canvas - Pellon HC120
• 7.5" x 4.5" piece of cotton batting - Warm & Natural unbleached
• 2.5" of 3/4" wide sew on VELCRO
• Dritz Wash Away Wonder Tape (optional, but helps keep VELCRO straight)
• Basic sewing supplies/tools (machine, thread, scissors, etc.)

Sew It & Sell It: Pouches made using this pattern can be sold in your own online store, local boutiques, craft fairs, etc. Please offer Michelle Patterns design credit in written descriptions.

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May 8, 2018 by lilhatshack
Feb 17, 2018 by Karen Ahrens
Jun 29, 2017 by Emma Crew
Awesome patterns...I bought so many I am still making :). Definitely will purchase again!
Mar 14, 2017 by Allison
Love pattern with such great instructions and clear easy photo's thank you so much!
May 23, 2016 by Diane

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