Sunday, September 22, 2019

My First Dumpling Pouch!

Hi, everyone!  I have so much to show you - it's going to take a handful of days to get caught up!  I've now made several Persimmon Dumpling Pouches (pattern by Sew Sweetness) and want to show you the first today!

I'm not even sure how it started, but I think I stumbled onto one of Sara's videos on YouTube - and the rest ... you know the saying!  Shortly after seeing her Persimmon Dumpling Pouch, I knew I had to give it a try!

I wanted to play with some of my Amy Butler scraps.  I made templates and had everything cut out quickly:


I intended to insert side tabs, to make it easier to unzip the pouch, but I couldn't quite pull it off with this first one; I have for subsequent ones!

I followed Sara's directions except for adding a little panel at the bottom. I'll try that technique eventually, but I skipped it for the first one. Here it is!


The zipper is from a discarded jacket. (I have finally broken down and bought some zips! They should be here next week.). Waste not, want not!

Here's the other side:


And a look inside:


She has three different sizes -- this is the large.  I made a zipper pull from fabric - just to dress it up a bit.

This was so much fun to make!  It's fully lined, with no exposed seams.  Sara's instructions are terrific, both written and the video.  More Dumpling Pouches to come - please stay tuned!

Thanks for reading!


  1. What a cute bag. I might have to look that one up.

  2. I have been in love with the baskets you have made, oh...and the bags out of recycled plastic bags:-) and now I love your newest Dumpling pouch! You are amazing, the artistry you show is great, I think I'm just jealous! Thank you for sharing this part of your life besides your life with Cam & Maggie!
    Take care and my best wishes,
    Lucy (Troy, Ohio)


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