52 zippers #8: small and mini dumpling pouches

If you’re new to my 52 zippers project, you can read the backstory, see all the zipper pouches, and download basic zipper pouch instructions here.

For this week’s zipper pouches, I wanted to make something very quick and easy. I’m leaving for QuiltCon suuuuper early tomorrow so I had to make these up before I left! Last week I made a dumpling bag. It’s a free tutorial from Michelle Patterns, and I made the larger size (the mustang one, pictured below, for size reference). This week I made the mini one! And an even mini-er one!

I will give you one tip for these smaller ones: basting glue for the zipper was essential. I can’t imagine trying to sew those tiny curved seams with the zipper shifting around!

For the outside of the small one I used Anna Maria Horner’s Echinacea from Pretty Potent.

I lined it with Jennifer Sampou’s Shimmer.

For the outside of the itty bitty baby one (so ridiculous!) I used Mini Muu Little Birds by Lecien. I shrunk the smaller dumpling pattern to 75% of the size when printing. I’m tempted to try an even smaller one!

And I lined it with Amanda Jean Nyberg’s Good Neighbors.

Zipper pouch specs:

  • Outer pieces (2): Used the template, backed with fusible woven interfacing (Pellon SF-101). For the small one, I used a directional fabric, so instead of cutting out the template on the fold, I added 1/4″ to the “fold” edge and cut two pieces, both with a flower standing up instead of upside down. I sewed those two pieces together and then proceeded with the tutorial.
  • Lining pieces (1): used template, Pelon SF-101
  • Zipper tabs : none
  • Zipper: 10″, 12″

See you back here next week with another zip pouch!

2017-09-07T20:35:38+00:00 February 21st, 2017|


  1. Kay March 4, 2017 at 8:56 am - Reply

    Thes are just fab, I haven’t tried a dumpling pouch before now. I was over on the Crazy Mom Quilts blog and she had a link to your 52 week zip project so I came over to look. I love this idea and am now a happy Bloglovin’ follower so I can keep up with you progress. x

  2. Janet March 4, 2017 at 1:04 pm - Reply

    Love these!

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