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Perfectly Popping Pouches video tutorial & E-book

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Recessed zip Pouches and Baskets in a variety of sizes and base options



Watch the video introduction here:


This is no ordinary pouch pattern – this is a 5 in one super-popping-pouch tutorial in 3 sizes – 15 OPTIONS.

Recessed zip pouch → flat bottom standing pouch → wide zipped basket pouch → fabric basket → basket with grab handles


Yes! This tutorial shows you how to take just one set of pattern pieces and use them to achieve 5 different styles.

  1. Recessed zip pouch a super-easy recessed zip method, no visible seams on top and bottom inside or outside turned through a profile stitched pocket. A lining that is fixed to the bottom of the bag, that fits perfectly and doesn’t pull out.
  2. Flat bottom standing pouch – Add a miracle method flat bottom, so the pouch stands on its own without the need to box any corners, The pouch folds flat for easy storage and then pops-up to stand on a flat base.
  3. Wide zipped basket pouch – Turn the pouch into a zipped flat bottom basket by increasing the size of the flat bottom with an accessible wide-mouth opening.
  4. Fabric basket – Next, we’ll take the zip away completely to make faced reversible storage baskets.
  5. Basket with handles – And finally, add handles to the basket during construction to make a super cute open top carry-basket.

3 sizes in each, each with 5 ways to make – that’s 15 options, and at the end I’ll give you the tools to create your own sizes


Skill level: Moderately Easy and domestic machine friendly.


Each pouch is made from just 5 rectangles that you can easily cut with a quilt rule. No pattern pieces, just easy inch measurements so there is no need for a printer or sizing paper pattern pieces.


The uses are endless. Stationary, toiletries, medicines, nappies or Sanitary supplies, gift baskets, sewing or knitting supplies, for picnics or even as a bag organiser.


Suitable for any lighter weight fabrics including quilt cotton, Ankara, Essex Linen, waterproof canvas, lightweight denim and canvas, waxed canvas and oilskin.


Delivered by instant download and includes:

  • Link to full Video Tutorial
  • Complete written instructions with detailed colour photos for every step
  • Pattern cutting measurements. All measurements given in inches and cm.
  • No paper pattern pieces for this one, just 5 rectangles to cut with a quilt ruler.
  • Relevant sewing tips
  • A list of material requirements and suggestions
  • Printer friendly. Prints on US letter size or A4 paper


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Within a few minutes of payment, you will be able to download this PDF.
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You will need:

  • Outer Fabric – (Width by height). Small – 25 x 30.5cm (9 3/4 x 12″), Medium – 28 x 42 cm (11 x 16 1/2″), Large – 38 x 56 cm (15 x 22″). (Additional strip required for optional grab handles.) Any lighter weight fabrics including – quilt cottons, Ankara, Essex Linen, waterproof canvas, lightweight denim and canvas, waxed canvas and oilskin.
  • Lining Fabric – (Width by height). Small – 50 x 25cm (20 x 10″), Medium – 60 x 35cm (23 x 14″), Large 70 x 50 cm (28 x 20″). Quilt weight cottons.
  • Interfacing for Outer and Lining – 0.5m (½ yard). Medium weight fusible interfacing (MWFI) such as Vilene F220, G700, Pellon SF101. No interfacing necessary with waterproof canvas, oilskin, or waxed canvas.
  • Zip (pouch only). #5 nylon coil zip to match outer. Small 13”, Medium 14”, Large 18” or longer.
  • Plastic Snap/Kam Snap. 1 x regular length prong (or substitute for a small magnetic clasp).
  • Polyester Thread. For strength.
  • Optional: Logo Badge.

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Items made using this pattern can be sold in small scale in your own online store, local boutiques, craft fairs, etc. Start your own sewing business today! Please offer Spencer Ogg credit in written descriptions. Please do not share this pattern with anyone, instead direct them to my shop for their own copy! Thank You!
**Because this is an electronic file, there are no refunds once the pattern has been emailed.**

1 review for Perfectly Popping Pouches video tutorial & E-book

  1. Sheryl Corgan

    I’ve gone Perfectly Popping Pouches Crazy, LOL

    I have made so many, different sizes and continue to find a use for just one more. I just can’t stop making the different varieties

    The pattern is so well written, easy to follow instructions! Thanks Diane

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