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Cat-Eye Zippered Pouch

Posted on: September 11th, 2015 by Lorna McMahon

Yay me! I finally made my first pouch!

I have been following the Sew Can She blog ever since I had the opportunity to do a guest post for Caroline back in April 2014.  When I recently seen this free Cat-Eye zippered pouch tutorial by Sherri of Thread Riding Hood being featured, I could not resist!

I printed out the pattern pieces and used Sherri’s tutorial to make this pouch for my niece, who was visiting from Wisconsin. Last week I showed you the Happy Turtle pillow I made for her.

How sweet are these kittens and playful goldfish? They are Cats and Fishbowls in Blue and Goldfish in White from the Go Fish collection designed by Hoodie for Timeless Treasures. I picked those up from Sew Sisters Quilt Shop back in May during their Mother’s Day Sale.

This is the view from the back….

First time using zipper ends on a project. And this is the view of the inside….

I had stopped at the dollar store for a few extras to give my niece to commemorate her trip. I chose the sweatshirt covered notepad because she’s a college girl who loves track, and because it was just to cute to pass up. I also grabbed a couple of pens, along with the little Maple Leaf zipper pull. Unfortunately, the notepad is far too big to fit in this little pouch.

So I made sure to stop in at the Rhéo Thompson Candies and picked up some Mint Smoothies. Those will easily fit in the pouch. But likely won’t be in there for long. They are SO GOOD!

This Cat-Eye pouch was the 53rd use of my 100 labels
ordered from Ikaprint.

How do I feel about having made this Cat-Eye pouch? I really love the design. It’s a great way to feature a fave piece of cute fabric in that fussy-cut cat-eye shape. And the tutorial is well written and easy to follow. Even for a first timer like me!

I guess this won’t be the last time you ever see a pouch made by me.

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32 Responses

  1. Rike Busch says:

    Oh, I love the pouch AND the fabric. It's sooooo cute how you arranged the catd looking at the eye with the fishes. Just perfect. If your niece doesn't like it, I would take it. 😉 But I guess she will love it, too.Have fun with your visitor.Greetings from Germany, Rike

  2. Hi Lorna! I love this pouch! You are a talented sewist but still for the first 'zipper-corners', these are perfect. I shall sure make this pouch. And of course you had the best fabrics! Even gold fishes inside! x Teje

  3. Sewmotion says:

    What a gorgeous pouch, and a perfect fabric choice! I'll warn you now, pouches are addictive! 🙂

  4. I agree with the above…you could not have picked a better fabric and/or placement…nice!! Those cats make me chuckle and smile big!

  5. Lee says:

    It is perfect!!

  6. Awesome! Thanks for the laugh this morning! Fabric and layout is adorable! Great job on your first pouch!

  7. eva says:

    I remember seeing that super cute zipper pouch at Thread Riding Hood 🙂 Your fabric choice is just perfect for the project that turned out superb. Think I have to pull out that tutorial – great weekend project

  8. Jill says:

    You have just pushed me over the edge-off to print the pattern and attempt my first zippered pouch! Yours is absolutely adorable! My grand daughters love cats, and your pouch would be perfect! Will have to search for those fabrics….too cute!

  9. Unknown says:

    So! Cute!!! I love those cats))) hee-heee)))

  10. Quilt Mouse says:

    Great pouch and love the kittens & fish! I had seen the pouch tutorial and saved it to my To-Do List, but hadn't found the right fabric yet. Glad to see you were happy with the pattern! Have a great weekend!!

  11. Oh my goodness it's perfect! The fussy cut is amazing 😊 So good and your first pouch, WOW! Thanks so much for posting about it.

  12. Oh my goodness it's perfect! The fussy cut is amazing 😊 So good and your first pouch, WOW! Thanks so much for posting about it.

  13. Sewmom18 says:

    You did a great job on your pouch.Your animal quilt blocks will make cute pouches.

  14. Zenia Rene says:

    this is truly adorable!

  15. Skootchover says:

    What perfect fabric for this pattern! Super cute Lorna.

  16. So much fun – that cat eye pouch is a fun twist.

  17. Jo Ferguson says:

    The pouch is adorable, especially your fabric choices and placement. Fun and whimsical.

  18. Malinda says:

    I have printed out my pattern and can't wait to try it out. I will be looking for just the right fabric.

  19. That pouch is adorable!! The fabrics are perfect for it.

  20. Tat pouch is so cute. I have never tried a zipper before. TOO SCARRY LOL. I know your niece will love the pouch and goodies. Debbie

  21. Kate says:

    The fabric perfectly suits the pouch and you have done an excellent job making the pouch. Now I am sorry I didn't see that fabric before Sew Sisters sold out.

  22. That is adorable! And what great fabric!

  23. Lorinda says:

    Oh my gosh…. that pouch is adorable! I love all the little goldfish!

  24. Brenda says:

    Your pouch is adorable! I love the fabric! Lately, I have been seeing so many totes, purses and pouches that I really want to make some. But, I must stay true to my course right now and finish the projects that are already going. Thank you for sharing and have a wonderful creative day!

  25. Those really are the perfect fabrics… I keep coming back to look again lol 🙂

  26. Celine says:

    Love your pouch!

  27. Celine says:

    Love your pouch!

  28. Heide says:

    Your little bag is just way too cute, I love the 3 little gold fish in the center.

  29. This is so very cute. What a great pouch. Thanks for letting us know about the tutorial.

  30. SLO Dian says:

    Such a cute tutorial. Thanks!

  31. KaHolly says:

    What a precious pouch and such a clever pattern! You did an awesome job! Thanks for sharing the link to the tutorial.

  32. Vera says:

    Great pouch! You choosed the cutest fabric ever! Love it!