As I get more and more comfortable with zippers and bag making, it’s been fun to experiment and make my own designs. This gorgeous floral from the upcoming Heartsong fabric line from Riley Blake was just begging to be made into a pouch, so I combined it with a zippered pouch pattern I’ve been working on for a fun finish.

I’ve made this pouch design several times before (the top pouch below is my original design), but decided to take it up a notch by adding in a diagonal strip of vinyl across the body (the bottom pouch below). I love the peek-a-boo effect it gives! The view into the pouch not only lets you see the contents, but also admire the interior.

I like to use lighter fabric for the lining so it’s easier to see the treasures inside and this fun Heartsong polka dot print was the perfect choice! For the binding, I used a Riley Blake 1/8″ black and white stripe for a bold contrast.

Another of my favorite prints from Heartsong is the mustard yellow seagull design. I had to squeeze those cute birds in somehow, so I did my best at fussy cutting the handles to each include a bird or two. They are so fun that I might need to make another pouch that can feature them more prominently, right?!?

Heartsong will be shipping to quilt shops this month, so keep your eyes out for it arriving at your favorite fabric store! You can check out all of the other darling prints from the line below while we’re all waiting to catch it in person.

Happy sewing!

4 thoughts on “Quilted Zipper Pouches with Heartsong Fabric from Riley Blake Designs

  1. This is brilliant! Do you have any tips for how to add the peek-a-boo window in there? I know I can do it but you’ve already invented that wheel. Please share!

  2. Sally Walter says:

    I can’t wait until this pattern is available. I am making my daughter a tote bag for her birthday and this would be the perfect addition.

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