Petal Pouch Pattern now in the shop!


Thanks so much for your enthusiasm for the Petal Pouches that were part of the first issue of Making magazine. I heard through the grapevine that Flora (Making’s first issue) sold out quite quickly so I’m happy to be able to release the PDF version of the Petal Pouch here in my shop.


They’re my fun twist on a zippered pouch, a sewing project that will never cease to amaze me. I love the quick and satisfying result and of course how functional and giftable (that’s a word I know it) they are! So if you’ve sewn a pouch before, this might be a fun way to stretch your skills a bit with fun curves and darts.

Click here for more information and to purchase.


One of the hardest parts about sewing for printed publication is waiting patiently for it’s release. These were so cute (especially the small size) that once I finished I wished I could have shared immediately. But being patient is good, and now I’m excited for them all over again. Patchwork exteriors anyone? Appliqué? I know you like to get creative.


I also listed more leather in the shop as well. I’ve added 3/4″-wide leather in a few lengths. One of the lengths is for the Tiny Treasures Basket pattern, the other length is great for short tote straps. I’ll be doing a full restock in the next few weeks, so thank you for being patient. If there’s something specific you’d like to see let me know and maybe it’s something I can add in the future.

Stay tuned for the second issue of Making magazine (titled Fauna) in the fall. I’m excited to have another project included!

Have a great weekend!

12 thoughts on “Petal Pouch Pattern now in the shop!

  1. Bought, printed out, and in process of cutting out my pieces! How funny that you mentioned “patchwork exteriors, anyone”, because that is exactly what I’m doing for the large bag! I had this little ‘Aria’ charm Pack by Kate Spain sitting around, begging to be used for something. When I first saw the Petal pouches on your blog, I thought, “Oh gosh, perfect!” So, I stitched out out a little patchwork front and back piece, and patiently awaited the release of the pattern. Don’t think I can post a photo of the patchwork in the comment – too bad – but I’ll post to Instagram and tag you back!! Thanks for releasing the pattern, they are so adorable. Making up a set for myself, and then a set for each of my 3 daughters for Christmas!

  2. True Bias says:

    these are beautiful!

  3. erin says:

    I bought the magazine, did not read it (was saving it for some down time) and now I cannot find it! Argh! There is so much in there I want to make, including these pouches. Maybe if I offer a reward, one of the girls will find it for me? Crossing my fingers!

  4. Lydia says:

    Thank you, thank you for releasing this pattern! These are seriously the cutest little zippered pouches I have ever laid eyes on…the shape is so unique! I can’t wait to make some!

  5. kristin says:

    Well isn’t that the cutest little pouch?! Adorable, Anna. Yay for a new pattern!

  6. Heather says:

    I’m always excited for a different style zipper pouch, and your patterns are awesome 🙂 can’t wait to make some!

  7. Sharon Thomas says:

    Hi! I am making these cute pouches and am so confused by the darts! I can’t tell how to fold the fabric, or where to sew the corners. Is there another way to explain it? (I’m using the pattern from Making.) Thanks!

    1. Anna Graham says:

      Hi Sharon,
      Sure, so first mark the darts by trimming away the pattern piece at the dotted lines (the darts are curved) and marking on the wrong side of the fabric. You’ll fold the dart in half, matching up the marked lines, with the fabric right sides together. Next you’ll sew on the curved marking you made. Let me know if that helps, feel free to email me. 🙂

      1. Sharon Thomas says:

        Thanks for your quick reply!! So, are you sewing through 2 layers of fabric? Down toward the side (seam-to-be) and then up to the edge? Or though all 4 layers?

        1. Anna Graham says:

          Just through two layers for each dart. Please email me! It’s especially easier if you’d like to send a pic. 🙂

  8. Kristen says:

    These are gorgeous! I just purchased the pattern but I have had a hard time finding the proper sized zippers. I can find 9″ or 7″ not 10″ and 6″… any tips on where to look for a girl relatively new to sewing? Thanks so much. I can’t wait to get started on these.

    1. Anna Graham says:

      Hi Kristen!
      Thanks! I purchase almost all my zippers from Zipit on Etsy. 🙂 You can also shorten zippers if you wanted to work with something you had on hand.

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