Today I wanted to share with you how to sew a really easy snap pouch. I needed something for my knitting project and knew this is perfect for what I needed. Of course you can use it for other things as well. I had a couple of my testers make them as well and one of them made 12 pieces! She said they were so easy to make that her daughter would make them for her Girl Scout Christmas presents.
The pattern comes in both A4/letter and A3 (A3 is just a single page!) I was wondering if I would make the instructions as my regular instructions booklet for all my patterns, but I decided it would take too long, so I made a front page, back page and instructions page – so you can print it out and keep it with your patterns. It is available in both English and Norwegian. Download the pattern for free here.
Cut out pattern pieces – One outer fabric, one lining and one batting.
A seam allowance of 1 cm / 3/8” is included. You can either use a regular sewing machine and overlock/serge. I made my own yarn ball with needles art and cut it out using my ScanNCut that I ironed on my outer fabric. This is of course completely optional.
Attach batting to outer pattern piece, for example using web bond. Overlock/Serge or zigzag around the edges of the pattern pieces.
Place pattern pieces rights sides together. Sew around, make sure to leave 5 cm / 2” opening.
Trim the corners and around the curve. This is to give it a better result when turning it right side out.
Fold right side out. I use a thick plastic knitting needle to push out the corners.
Sew a seam on the bottom of the pouch. Fold the bottom foldline to create a pouch, starting in the bottom corner sew around the pouch to the opposite bottom corner.
Attach two snaps, either where located on the pattern or where you feel it looks best.
Here are some of the photos my testers made as well.