Thursday, May 3, 2012

Dumpling Pouches

I wanted to make a little handmade gift for each of my SNAP roommates, and the Michelle Patterns dumpling pouch tutorial fit the bill perfectly...


(By the way... did you know that Keyka Lou Patterns recently changed to Michelle Patterns? Just found that out while writing this post). This is a free tutorial that includes patterns for two different size pouches. I went with the easier (larger) pouch. It was pretty simple to put together, and by the third one I felt like I had gotten into a rhythm. I shouldn't have stopped at three because now I'd really like one for myself.


These go together fairly quickly and really make a great little gift for someone.


I highly recommend this tutorial. I've never tried one of Michelle's patterns, but if they are as well written as this tutorial, I'm sold. I'm eyeing her Ditty Bag pattern and her Padded Camera Pouch pattern.


14 comments:

Amy at Ameroonie Designs said...

I adore mine, and I'm having a hard time keeping it out of my daughters' hands. :) But I'm keeping it for ME!!
love ya doll!
xoxo

Mom who loves to sew said...

You did a beautiful job Gwen.....I'm not surprised though......you are so talented. Your choice of fabric was perfect I also make small cosmetic cases.....but I loved what I saw on Michelle's site so I just registered to get her newletter. If you do end up buying one of her patterns.....could you let us know how it works out. Thanks.

Debra said...

What a cute bag! You are so sweet to make them for your roomates!

Leanne said...

I love mine and I love the polka dots. It has a permanant place in my purse. Thanks again!

Maggie said...

New reader here, but just had to say that Michelle has the best patterns! I own at least 7 or 8 of them. They are all so easy to follow and the bags are all darling!

christinaree said...

I have to agree with Maggie, her patterns are awesome! I had eyed the ditty bag pattern for a long time and after buying about half a dozen other patterns of hers, I finally got the ditty bag pattern too and I love it! So cute!

Lorene (just Lu) said...

So cute, Gwen! What a great little gift.

chris said...

They are sweet pouches. I actually made a padded camera pouch today...blog post to come sometime!

Darcy said...

These are adorable and of course you need to make yourself one. And now I think I need to go make one for MYself too :-) I love Michelle's patterns, I have a ton of them and they're clear and well-written and always turn out looking cute. Had no idea she was changing her brand but it does seem more congruent, since she IS Michelle and all ;-) Have a great weekend!

Darcy said...

PS - the binding on the ends ends up on the inside of the pouch when you turn in right-side out, yes? And where did you get your nice labels?

Kara said...

So happy that I was the lucky recipient of one of these adorable pouches. I seriously love it!!

Caroline @ Artfully Caroline said...

Very pretty and beautifully executed!

Michele Pacey said...

i love your choice of fabric and zips. perfect colour combos Gwen!

PinkGranny said...

what a nice gift! Gwen you are very thoughtful in addition to being so talented.

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