I’ve been wanting a way to organize the little odds and ends that I use when I embroider. You know, scissors, needle book, pencils, etc. A zipper pouch seemed like a good option, so I found a blank one at the craft store. Of course, I couldn’t just leave it plain, so I came up with a fun little design to embroider on the front. I’m sharing this free embroidery pattern with you today so you can make your own. If you need help with any of the stitches, I have video guides on my embroidery stitches guide page.
You can sew your own pouch or pick up a pre-made one from the craft store. I used a 6 x 9 inch pouch from Hobby Lobby
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To make this sewing pouch, you’ll need:
- Needle and Thread Embroidery Pattern – Instructions to download are at the bottom of this post.
- zipper pouch
- embroidery floss (DMC colors: 806, 169, 3706, and 841)
- water soluble embroidery stabilizer or heat transfer embroidery pens
If the bag is pre-made, you won’t be able to see through it to trace your pattern very well. With all of the small details, I found that the best way to transfer the pattern was using a water soluble stabilizer. Trace the design, stitch over it, and wash it away. I think heat transfer embroidery pens would work as well, but you would need to make sure all of the marks got covered. Read more about these tracing methods on my post about how to transfer an embroidery pattern.
You also won’t be able to use an embroidery hoop, but with the thick canvas fabric, that wasn’t a problem. If you are sewing your own zipper pouch, it will be easiest to do the embroidery before sewing the pieces together.
The letters are very small, so make sure to use shorter stitches than you normally would. It’s just a simple back stitch, but it can get a bit tricky around all of the curves.
I’m so excited to have this cute sewing pouch for all of my little embroidery supplies! Now, if I could just stop singing the “Do-Re-Mi” song from The Sound of Music, that would be great.
Make sure you take a look at all of my free embroidery patterns. If you are new to embroidery, you’ll love my How to Embroider for Beginners series.
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Sunday 5th of May 2019
Thank you for all your videos and free patterns. I’ve not done many embroidery patterns. However, when I met my twin niece and nephew yesterday, their mom asked if I could embroider something for her babies. I said sure. Lol.
So first of all, I would love to get the pattern you did on your bits n pieces canvas case. I just can’t seem to see the pattern. Secondly, would you consider making twin boy and girl doll type patterns in embroidery of course? Thank you again for all you videos and patterns. I’ve already learned a lot. Francine