Mini Dresden Pouch

I have been itchy to try a dresden plate. I actually want to make big ones but I have been wooed by so many cute small ones that I had to just give it a try plus there was a free template over on Craftsy found here.

I decided to use some reproduction prints that Paula so kindly gave to me when I was in a bind for a swap. They are so sweet and there was even enough variety there to make a rainbow! That just makes us all happy! I just started cutting and sewing then I realized it was waaay past my bedtime, Oops.

I stitched this sweet thing on some Kona ash. Then went searching for a circle to trace to make the center. I used some Architexture crosshatch. (I have to say that I will sad when that print is all gone. Eek! It almost is…) After I was done the Dresden plate I really didn’t know what to do with it. After some suggestions from lovely people I decided to make a pouch. I used a text print. I think it gives it a little edge, lol.

I threw in some green for the lining and a turquoise zip. I will admit that since I was not using a pattern or tutorial for the pouch and didn’t have the steps right in front of me I completely forgot to topstitch the zip. Luckily topstitching went fairly smoothly after it was all sewn together. This pouch measures approx. 6.5” by 9.5”.

Oh and I also practiced a little hand quilting! I hope that this sweet pouch will be loved by the receiver. I have to say that I do love sewing projects for others! Trying new patterns to me and learning new skills too!

Linking to Fabric Tuesday at Quilt Story and Sew Cute Tuesday at Better of Thread


Lisa said...
August 26, 2013 at 11:16 PM

OMG how have we not found each other before this??? Laura from 'Little and Lots' just told me about you. We must be bloggy quilting friends!!! - I live in Maple Ridge haha Hellloooo neighbour. I blog at

Barb said...
August 27, 2013 at 9:35 AM

Beautiful! I made one too, but I like your hand quilting so much better than the machine quilting I did.

Renee said...
August 27, 2013 at 11:17 AM

How cute! All the little dresden fabrics are so cute, what a fun way to use a dresden!

Ava said...
August 27, 2013 at 12:04 PM

I love dresdens. Your pouch is so cute.

Christine said...
August 27, 2013 at 1:06 PM

What an adorable pouch! I have always loved dresdens but have never tried making one.

Unknown said...
August 27, 2013 at 2:39 PM

Beautiful pouch which your colorful Dresden plate. I love mini things! Wel don!

Laura C @ littleandlots said...
August 27, 2013 at 6:19 PM

I totally love everything about this pouch, Samantha. It's so perfect! You've got so much patience with little-bitty perfect piecing. Dresdens make me so happy but I've only ever done a couple of them. They're a bucket list thing for me.

trudys_person said...
August 28, 2013 at 9:35 PM

Thank you so much for this, Samantha! It is so beautiful, and I am stunned that it is for me! You totally made my day! It was really nice to meet you tonight too! Big hugs!

Heidi Staples said...
August 29, 2013 at 10:40 AM

Stunning, Samantha! This is incredible!!

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