We have just returned home from a wonderful three week family holiday to the USA and the Bahamas. It has been great to have such a long break away from our usual busy routine. I ventured back into the sewing/craft room yesterday. I was having withdrawal symptoms from my absence of crafty time so it was nice to fire up the machine and work on a quick project.
Our tutorial for the Triangle Pouch has been very popular and it has been great to see so many pretty versions popping up on instagram. Some of our IG friends have been having trouble sourcing the 10 cm (4 inch zippers) used in our tutorial. Here are some amended instructions for making a variation – the Patchwork Triangle Pouch – which uses a longer 12 cm (4.7 inch zipper).
Note on zippers:
- Longer zippers can be shortened. There are some instructions on how to do that here and here.
- I bought some 10 cm zippers from Studio Mio.
- I bought some 12 cm zippers from Yeah Shop.
- 50, 1 1/2 inch squares (I raided my scrap tub of 1 1/2 inch squares in shades of blue, aqua and green).
- 2, 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch squares of batting
- 1, 10 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch rectangle of cotton fabric for the lining
- 2 1/2 inch length of printed tape
- 12 cm (4.7 inch) metal zipper
- (optional) small piece of ribbon (I used numerical brocaded ribbon from Purl Soho).
1. Position 25 squares into 5 rows, each containing 5 squares. Stitch the squares together into 5 rows. Stitch the 5 rows together so that you have a patchwork square measuring 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches. Position the patchwork square on top of the batting square and secure with safety pins. Quilt as desired. Repeat for the remaining fabric squares.
Complete the pouch using the instructions detailed in the original Triangle Pouch tutorial.
Here is a comparison of our original pouch with the larger pouch.
How sweet are these miniature balls of yarn (aptly called Bonbons) which I found at Michael’s in Manhattan.