Monday, February 7, 2011

Sweet Heart Pouch

Here's a little heart pouch you can whip up in about 30 minutes. 

It would be great for giving a gift, or for holding sewing notions, hair pins, chocolate, or love notes.

You will need:
small scraps of fabric
3/4" bias tape (buy it or make your own)
small ponytail holder

Step 1:  Cut out 4 hearts (two for the outside, two for the lining)
- a little longer rather than wider

Stack them two by two wrong sides together.

Then lay them together - with right sides of the lining facing each other.
Step 2:  Starting on the right side, after the big curve on the top, 
sew around the edge of the heart using a basting stitch.

Gently pull the threads to gather it - go slowly because it is thick with 4 layers
and you don't want your thread to break.

See how it made a little pouch?

Step 3:  Measure the top part of the heart that is not gathered.  Cut one piece of bias tape to fit just the top (mine was 8").  Cut one piece of bias tape to go all the way around the heart (mine was 16").

Pin the short piece around the top of the heart - right sides together, raw edges aligned.
Stitch it on.

Fold it over the top and press well.  Then stitch around the top again.

Step 4:  Repeat this process with the other piece - except go all the way around the heart.

Fold it over the edge and press.  Catch the raw edges of the first piece as you fold it over.

Stitch all the way around.

Step 5:  Add the ponytail holder - on the inside of the heart that you sewed the long piece of bias tape to, place the ponytail holder.  Set the zig zag stitch to .5 so that it will just sew back and forth in place.  Stitch the ponytail holder in place.

On the other heart, hand sew a button on.

Now fill with goodies for your sweet friend or child and delight them with a surprise!

have a great day!


  1. A fun project! The fabric is perfect and makes it look like it's embellished already! Thanks for taking the time to do a 'how to'! It helps! ♥

  2. What a cute little pouch! I linked to your tutorial over at Craft Gossip Sewing:


  3. so cute! Where'd you get the fabric?

  4. That fabric is by my fav fabric designer Anna Maria Horner - it is from her new collection, Innocent Crush.


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