If you’re a sucker for all things sweet and cute, look the other way or scroll as fast as you can.
This is my latest pattern the Pixie Pencil Pouch. Pixie because it’s small and sweet, something like the Pixies would have made and the Pencil Pouch part just has a nice ring to it.
It has taken me a little longer than I wanted to blog about it, after all, I released it over a month ago now, and you guys are loving it, thanks so much.
The Pixie Pencil Pouch is a tiny, slim zipper pouch with a contrasting zipper binding and pull tab and sweet squishy quilted texture. Perfect for using up small bits of leftover cotton batting or experimenting with contrasting fabric combinations. It finishes at just 8” x 3”. The smallest I could make it while still remaining functional.
It’s just big enough to fill with a few pens and pencils, or you can also fill it with your favourite sewing notions. Think small scissors or thread snips, binding clips, un-picker, and a glue pen, whatever you can fit. It also makes an ideal rotary cutter holder.
It makes a great gift for many occasions and is perfect for back-to-school, teenagers, teachers, office workers, your sewing friends, and of course yourself.
The side tab makes it easy to add a D ring or swivel clip too for some extra functional goodness. I’ve had lots of questions about the cute plastic hardware I used. You can find the same ones here & here on Etsy.
You won’t be able to stop at just one, I promise. They are so quick fast and addictive. sometimes I get bored with standard size 3 zippers because they don’t offer as many design possibilities as the larger size 5 type. until I had a lightbulb moment of swapping the tape and pull colours to have some simple fun with these pouches. I don’t think I’ll ever look at a standard size 3 dress zip the same again.
I’ve had a few questions on where to get the zippers with a tiny round pull from, mine are from Audrey’s Fabric & Crafts. If you google size 3 zipper pulls, you will see that you can buy them separately to add to your zipper tapes in lots of different colours. If you need a demo on how to do this, I’ve got a video Tutorial on Instagram.
I love this pouch pattern so much that I decided to include 2 different sizes for you. Plus instructions on how to make both a quilted and non-quilted version. So if you need a super-fast, sweet gift you can skip the quilting part and should very easily be able to whip one of these up in half an hour or less.
You can find the pattern here in my Esty Store.
Any questions or comments please feel free to contact me or leave a comment below.
Happy sewing, Kellie. X.
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