Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Scrap pouch

Probably anyone has many pieces different fabrics waiting for a project.
So when a friend of mine ask me to make for her a pouch she had seen on Facebook I decided to reduce the scraps.

The best way for sewing small triangles is foundation method, but I am bored with tearing small paper, so decided on freezer paper method.
I have drawn the triangles, cut pieces and order them in desired row.

Iron first triangle on the back side of paper.

Face down the fabric and peel the paper to the line where will be added next triangle.

then added next piece right side together.

Stitch by machine next to the paper fold.

Open and iron on the paper.

Proceed the same manner.

Make two rows, trim and sew them together.

Sew lining, add zipper and bind by hand.

Does it look like the original?
Might be this picture.


  1. Why put on freezer paper as you have cut out the triangles already, just stitch them together. The point of FPP is using smaller bits and then cutting to size, yes ?

    1. The triangles were cut with seam allowances around quarter inch. When sewing together small shapes the perfection is a must. Any tolerance even very tiny leads to visible imperfection at the end.

  2. Beautiful! Where you triangles about 2" I want to give the freezer paper method a try. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thanks for the interest. The triangles are about 2 in, probably 2.5 as you see them on the mat.Freezer paper is great when you need perfect shapes. I do not like tearing off the paper, so this method is my favorite when possible.

    2. I will give it a try. Thank you so much for the tutorial!