Pleated Pouches PDF Sewing Pattern | Beginner sewing project for quick and easy to sew storage pouches in five sizes.


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These pouches are fast, easy, and satisfying to sew!

Make a bunch to stock your shop, stitch one up as a quick gift, or sew one for yourself.

These are really quick to make and for many people it will take an hour or less to sew one from start to finish.

Because they are simple and fast, these pouches are an excellent project for those who are fairly new to sewing. You'll learn to make pleats and attach VELCRO, while making a basic storage pouch.

To keep it interesting and offer some variety, this pattern comes with pieces to make the pouches in FIVE SIZES:

1. Mini- Perfect for gift/debit/credit/business cards. This one is the most challenging to sew due to its small size.
2. Small - Small square shaped pouch good for tiny random bits floating around your bag.
3. Tall - Great for gadgets like eReaders, the iPad mini, and other similar sized electronics.
4. Square - A larger square shaped pouch good for stashing all sorts of things.
5. Medium - Good for many different eReaders, or to use as a small clutch.

This pattern is optimized to a paper and ink friendly 15-pages: 5-pages of step-by-step text & color photo instructions & 10-pages of black and white pattern pieces.

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Advanced Beginner Sewing Pattern: Someone who has successfully completed a few sewing projects, sewn from a pattern before and/or taken a basic sewing class.

Approximate Finished Dimensions:
• Mini: 3” x 4.25” (7.5cm x 11cm)
• Small: 4” x 4.25” (10cm x 11cm)
• Tall: 8.25” x 6” (21cm x 15cm)
• Square: 6.75” x 7.75” (17cm x 20cm)
• Medium: 5.25” x 8.25” (13cm x 21cm)

Supplies (Materials You Provide):
Pattern document includes size specific amounts.
• 1/4 - 1/2 yard 40" wide exterior fabric
• 1/4 - 1/2 yard 40" wide lining fabric
• 1/4 - 1 yard 20" wide fusible interfacing
• 1/4 - 1/2 yard 40" wide cotton batting or low loft fusible fleece
• 1.5" - 3" VELCRO (1/2", 5/8" or 3/4" wide)
• basic sewing tools/notions: machine, scissors, thread, marking tools, etc.

Sew It & Sell It: Pouches made using this pattern can be sold in your own shop. Please offer Michelle Patterns design credit in any written description.

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Average review
Apr 10, 2018 by Amy S
Mar 16, 2018 by swtpeadesigns
I LOVE this pattern! Thank you very much!
Mar 16, 2018 by Beabook

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All items for sale must be handmade by you. Contracting with others to mass produce the designs is expressly prohibited.

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