Friday, January 12, 2018

The Colour Block Pouch x 10

Every Christmas, I make a small item for every lady in my family: my daughters and daughters-in-law, my mom and step-mom, my sister and my sister-in-laws (that's nine handmade presents). I usually choose one pattern and make nine items from it - changing the fabric choices to fit the recipient.

This year, I chose to make the Colour Block Pouch by Svetlana of s.o.t.a.k handmade. I had used her tutorial once before to make a pouch for myself so I knew this would be fun and quick to make.

I was so excited when I finished all my pouches (the day before Christmas!) that I forgot to take pictures of them all before I gifted them.  BUT I made an extra one for myself (you can never really have too many of these things!) so here it is!

I used some Zen Chic fabric for the pouches and paired them with fun coloured zippers. This one has a really cool blue zipper that doesn't match the blue in the Zen Chic print perfectly, but close enough is good enough right?

The lining is another Zen Chic print which I love!

These pouches didn't require any quilting because I used fusible fleece so they came together really quickly - I basically had a production line going!

The pouches were very well received by their recipients which is always good! 

If you're looking for a quick and yet super well designed pouch, I recommend you get this tutorial and make one... or ten!

I will be linking this small finish to Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish It Up Friday and at Rainbows. Bunnies. Cupcakes. for TGIFF.


  1. This is a great little zipper pouch! I've seen so many of these color block pouches and love them...I have got to break down and make one!

  2. oh that is beautiful - such a clean finish to it and I love that you made one for everyone, handmade Christmas presents are the best!

  3. I'd take that pouch in a heartbeat. LOVE all those circles!!

  4. Love the fabrics. I'll have to go take a look at that tutorial.

  5. Wow, what a cute make! Thanks to your recommendation, I just downloaded the templates from s.o.t.a.k and know what my next quick project is gonna be. Don't you just love fusible fleece? I have used it in so many bags, and it is my favorite for placemats, too.
    Thanks for linking up with TGIFF and sharing your faboo finish.