How to Sew Cute Dumpling Shaped Pouches from Fat Quarters!


Yesterday I was itching to sew something cute and quick. Oh, and it had to be useful too!

I decided to see if I could make two dumpling-shaped Pochi Pouches using two fat quarters – and it worked.


I shared the Pochi Pouch pattern with you a couple years ago when I used it to take care of a couple left-over quilt blocks. Those turned out beautiful, but as you can see, the pattern works just as well using regular fabric too.


Using two different fat quarters meant that the lining and exterior fabrics were switched on the two pouches, and the exterior of each one had binding that matched the lining.

You could also use 2 fat quarters to make 2 pouches that look exactly the same. Or 1 fat quarter to make 1 pouch from a single fabric.

Awesome, huh?

If you decide to sew Pochi Pouches using FQ’s, here’s a cutting diagram to help.

Each pouch requires 2 from the pattern piece plus 3 bias-cut strips (which you’ll sew together to make 40” of binding). If you would rather make continuous bias binding, I made a video showing how.


Now I’m wondering if this sweet shape might look good sewn up larger – how about purse sized?

Or travel bag sized?

Let me know what you think in the comments!

I’m going to add the Pochi Pouch pattern to my list of Fabulous Fat Quarter Projects – because I know it works!


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