Introducing the Maeve Pouch Pattern. . . .

 Maeve Pouch Pattern

My newest pattern, the Maeve Pouch; is now available in my shop! Think of this pouch as an elevated basic when it comes to zipper pouches. It's a simple design with clean lines but with a few extras - a recessed zipper closure, a reinforced boxed bottom, and an optional interior zipper pocket. It is designed to be sturdy and roomy but also aesthetically pleasing. Included in the pattern are 3 size options for extra versatility. The suggested skill level for this pattern is Advanced Beginner.

The design of the Maeve Pouch lends itself well to either keeping it simple to show off your favorite fabric or for adding extra details like appliqué, patchwork, embroidery, screen printing, and more. Other design options include using a contrasting fabric or material (cork, leather, faux leather) for the bottom reinforcement panel. You can check out some of the ideas in action in the tester photos posted further in the post.

You'll find all the details on fabric requirements and supplies needed in the shop listing here. A quick note on the recommended zipper for this project: Size #5 zipper by the yard. The overall width of the zipper tape is 1/4" (32 mm) and the cold width is approximately 1/4" (6 mm). I was new to using this type of zipper before this project and ended up designing the pattern around it. I love that you can cut zippers exactly the lengthy you need and that they come in really great colors. The width of this type of zipper and its nylon coil is perfect for the Maeve Pouch. A few of my testers used metal zippers which are slightly narrower but they had success with them. Keep in mind that you'll need to cut them down to size and that you will need to be careful when sewing over the metal teeth. Standard nylon coil zippers are most likely too narrow for this project while the wider purse zips would work. 

Speaking of testers, I had an amazing group work with me on finalizing the Maeve Pouch pattern and they were such a big help. I could not have done it without them! Scroll down to check out their pouches and get a big dose of inspiration.

Louise @sewsofia

Nelleke @gaafmachine

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