Petal Pouches Pattern


Happy Friday everyone! I hope your summer is going well. I know for me it was really important to take the first part of summer and soak up as much of it as I could with my girls. We had a great time, and now I’m finally getting the itch to sew more and share, too. But it’s surely not over yet, there are adventures to be had!


Backing up a bit, at the end of spring I was honored to be included in a new magazine called Making. If you haven’t heard of it yet, please go check it out. The amazingly talented Carrie Hoge of Madder put together a bunch of amazing knitters, sewists, and crafters and assembled this gorgeous mag. It’s only available in print, and I think Carrie really made all the projects shine as every page is filled with so much inspiration and light. I designed a set of zippered pouches that were way too fun to make, Petal Pouches.


They’re a cute set of two small curvy zippered pouches that I can totally see as being fun to make and fun to customize however you’d like by using patchwork or appliqué or whatever your heart desires. They’d be a fun little project to make for swaps or to tuck in a gift card or other small treasures and give as a gift. Of course do please make one for yourself! I’m thinking I need at least one to corral lip gloss, some tissues, and floss for in my everyday bag. The small size is like a small dumpling you can hold in the palm of your hand – so cute.


I hope you’ll be able to pick up a copy at your local quilt or knitting shop, from Carrie herself, or there’s a limited amount of copies I have in my shop as well. Oh, and Making will be a bi-annual magazine and I’d recommend keeping a lookout for a fall issue coming right up.


All images by Carrie Hoge

Pattern: Petal Pouches (featured in Making magazine) Pattern now available in my shop!
Fabrics: Liberty of London and Umbrella Prints



34 thoughts on “Petal Pouches Pattern

  1. Lisa Guidi says:

    You mentioned having a limited amount of patterns within your shop. I’d love one!

    1. Anna Graham says:

      Yes, the pattern is included in the magazine – they’re listed in the shop. 🙂

  2. Maureen says:

    Is the magazine available in the UK?

    1. Anna Graham says:

      Good question Maureen. I’m not entirely sure. Possibly from your local knitting shop?

      1. Maureen says:

        Thank you for replying so quickly. I’ve tried W.H.Smith, which is a big newsagent/magazine shop in the UK, I couldn’t find it but I will ask at my local quilting shop.

  3. Franziska says:

    So cute. For your international readers it’s easier to buy a pdf pattern. Will you release it someday in a non-paper version?

    1. Anna Graham says:

      Hi Franziska, thanks for your comment. I hear ya. Yes, I believe I will be able to release the pattern for my project as a PDF sometime soon. 🙂

      1. Nicole says:

        That would be awesome! Some of us don’t knit but would love the pouch pattern. 🙂

      2. Franziska says:

        That would be great! 🙂

      3. Lisa says:

        Yes, please release your petal pattern. The magazine looks wonderful, however, I sew, I don’t knit. $20 for the issue cuts into my fabric budget. ✂️❤️✂️

      4. Anna, that is GREAT! I have tried to find the magazine everywhere, but alas, it is all sold out I adore this little pouch, and can’t wait to make a bunch. A few for me, and one for each of my daughters!!

  4. renee says:

    hi what plant is that named, at this senior center, the wee one was given too me to re-plant, has no name please let me, know so I can tell them, first pic seen of plant I call it spikes . smile renee

    1. Anna Graham says:

      Hi Renee! Thanks for your comment. I’m sorry I don’t know the specific name of the plant. 🙁 It appears to be some type of succulent.

    2. I can help you out with that, Renee 🙂 The greyish long stemmed succulent is Senecio repens (“Blue Chalksticks”) and the tiny itty bitty succulent is Sedum dasyphyllum (“Corsican Stonecrop”). They look lovely together in container gardens.

  5. Italyeileen says:

    Would love the pattern for the pouch. They are adorable!

  6. Lydia says:

    The petal pouches are adorable! What a unique shape. I would love to make one if you release it as a pdf pattern — I’m not sure I want to buy the whole magazine (looks like a fun read, but a tad expensive for my budget!)

  7. Jude maslin says:

    Hi. I’m in Australia, not familiar with Making Mag. I can draw up the pattern or similiar, but I am impressed with the neatness of the zipper insertion. I am wondering if you could show us the steps . Jude

    1. Anna Graham says:

      Hi Jude,
      I’ll be releasing a separate pdf pattern of this project shortly. 🙂

  8. Camilla says:

    Love this! Like several other commenters I’m overseas (in NZ) and not a knitter so would love to purchase a PDF of this pattern. Was thinking I could figure out how you did it based on your other patterns, but your steps are so clear in your other patterns and it looks as though each end of the zip is treated a bit differently and the pouch proportions are so perfect, why reinvent the wheel! Looking forward to the pattern release!

    1. Anna Graham says:

      Thank you! It should be ready by next week. 🙂

  9. Jenni says:

    Anna, was the pattern already released and I missed it? Because when I went to look for it, it says that it is “coming soon” and it also says that it is “out of stock”. Would you be able to clarify for me? That would be great. 🙂

    1. Anna Graham says:

      Hi Jenni. Sorry that it’s confusing (I think it’s the only option for my shop to show that it’s not yet available). I will be listing it for sale this week.

      1. Jenni says:

        Great news! Thank you for clarifying, I am looking forward to using the pattern!

      2. So excited to get this darling pattern set, Anna! I have been trying to shop for a 6″ and a 10″ brass zipper. I can find a 7″ and a 9″. Hoping that will work? Or, if you are able to provide some sourcing for those sized brass zippers. Love the look of the brass zippers, it gives the pouches a little bit of “bling” and a nice finish, I think.

        1. Anna Graham says:

          Hi Patricia,
          Thanks for your comment. If you’re able to shorten the zipper then any length longer will work. The brass zippers are from Zipit on etsy (I buy 95% of my zippers through her shop). 🙂

          1. Thanks for the swift reply, Anna! I can shorten a brass zipper – not too difficult actually. So, I’ll shorten the 7″ to 6″, and pick up a few 10″ from Zipit on Etsy. Thank you for the referral!!

  10. Bailey says:

    Hi! Question about the pattern:
    The materials list calls for 2 fat quarters, one for lining and one for exterior. Is that per pouch, or for both? Thank you!!

    1. Anna Graham says:

      Hi Bailey, you should have enough for both pouches. 🙂

  11. Ebs says:

    Was so keen to try this pattern but steps i to k are totally confusing – you need another, clearer diagram. I think i can fix it by simply copying thr steps for the first side zipper attachment (steps C to E) but wish I’d known that (after unpicking three times!)

    1. Anna Graham says:

      Hi Ebs,
      Thanks for your comment. Steps i-k are the same as c-e, but the look of the pouch is slightly different because you’ll be attaching to the other side of the zipper compared to when you sewed the pieces to the first side. I’m sorry you found it confusing.

  12. ablakeup says:

    Anna, I love this pattern! I’m on my third try and just cannot get it quite right near the tab at the end of the zipper. Yours is so tightly sewn and mine ends up in a wonky v-shape. Are you actually sewing through the tab or really, just super close? I tried my zipper foot but just can’t get it right. I’m determined to get it right one of these times! Any tips for success?

    Despite these little flaws, I still love the pouches and have been finding uses for them – computer cables, camera batteries – they’re so handy! Thank you!

    1. Anna Graham says:

      So glad you’re enjoying it! 🙂 So you’ll be sewing right next to the end tab (not through it). Because it’s a relatively small project the little details make the difference. So any variation with the zipper length and seam allowance really shows through in the end product. I’d suggest for you to sew the pouch all the way until the end, turn it right side out, and if you’re not happy with how close or far away the zipper end tab lands compared to the side seam, just turn it back inside out and sew a little bit closer. Sometimes just a small amount makes a big difference. Hope that helps! 🙂

  13. Carol Goodman says:

    Hi, I love this pattern And purchased it in your shop. However, being relatively new to bags, I don’t understand certain instructions such as trimming the curved seam allowance. Do you have a tutorial of this pattern? Thanks!

    1. Anna Graham says:

      Hi Carol, we’ll reach out to you via email. 🙂

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