La Petite Pouch

La Petite Pouch! The name just sounds so fancy doesn’t it??? Ah, it makes me smile!


You might remember this one from last year. It’s a Go To Sew Tutorial that I’m bringing home!

I needed a little special something to send to someone and I thought and thought about it. I almost just bought something. but then realized the error of my ways and decided to make something. And that’s where the La Petite Pouch was created!

I’ll tell you how I made it! It’s pretty simple! Ready?


Let’s get our Materials: Fabric, thread, snaps (or buttons or Velcro…) and a cutter. You can also use interfacing to give it a little more stability.


Step 1: Cut your pieces. 2 pieces for the flap that are 3in x 6.5in. And 2 pieces for the pouch that are 4.5in x 16.5in.


Step 2: Assemble the flap. Sew together the two flap pieces, right sides together. But be sure to only sew three sides. The turn it right side out and press.


Step 3:  Start assembling the pouch. Take one pouch piece, fold it in half and iron a little spot at the center. This pressed piece is only for locating the flap! Open the pouch piece flat and center the flap on one side of the center. And pin.


Step 4: Sandwich the three pieces together. Pouch pieces right sides together with the flap in the middle. Sew along the top long length of the pouch pieces.


Step 5: Open the pouch pieces and fold over. Short sides of the pouch pieces to the short sides of the pouch pieces. And then sew along the two short sides.


Step 6: Sew the bottom of each pouch piece. And don’t forget to leave a hole on the lining side!


Step 7: Miter each corner. Align the side seam with the bottom seam so that it makes a triangle and then sew across. I made it so that the sewn line across was about an inch. Then clip the corners!


Step 8: Pull Through.


Step 9: Sew closed the hole in the lining.


Step 10: Topstitch.


Step 11: Add your closure. I used my favorite Babyville snap set. But you can use and kind of snaps, buttons, Velcro or any other closure you can think of!


And Viola! You have a La Petite Pouch! Did you notice my switch-a-roo? I changed to orange snaps right at the last-minute!

So what would you use your La Petite Pouch for??


  1. creative pixie says:

    Very sweet.

  2. It’s the petite ‘snaps’ on the petite pouch that have me excited! Never used snaps before but will definitely be attempting this and than possibly&probably adding them to everything I make from now on. So much ‘nicer’ than velcro. Thanks for sharing.

  3. OMG, I love this little pouch! Can you make me one in black & white? >3

  4. Sarah Helene says:

    I whole-heartedly agree: I LOVE THIS “LA PETITE POUCH”! ONLY 11 EASY steps . . . and VIOLA, finished! FAB choice of prints & colors for outside & lining. Also LOVE the different colors of snaps! I plan to sew a couple for myself: I’d use one for cosmetics inside my large Coach satchel bag & the other to store my crochet hooks & supplies. THANKS for sharing. Sarah in Minneapolis

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