Astrid pouch

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The Astrid pouch pattern includes 3 different variants and 3-4 sizes for each variant. For simplicity, I'm calling them all "pouches" but of course they could also be toiletry bags, make-up bags, a pencil case, or why not a case for your sewing accessories?

Easy and quick to sew, requiring very little fabric, this fun sewing project has a tendency to be quite addictive for the maker.

Inner pockets are not included in the pattern, but you'll find a tutorial for adding them here on my blog.

You don't need to be an advanced sewist to pull this off, the sewing instructions will guide you all the way. 

Open the tabs below for more info on sizes, supplies and fabric requirements.

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PDF PATTERN:

Delivered instantly upon purchase to your e-mail address. This PDF-pattern includes three pattern formats:

  • A4/letter size for home printing, 8 pages. Layered.
  • Projector format, layered.
  • A1 size for copy shop printing, 1 sheet. Layered.

The Sewing instructions are also included as a PDF-file, 21 pages.

PRINTED PATTERN:

Only available in Swedish. Printed in color on high-quality paper that is durable and can be used many, many times over. The sewing instructions are also color-printed, a booklet in A4-size, 20 pages. The pattern sheet and instructions booklet are packaged in a beautiful envelope you can save and store your pattern in.

PRINTED + PDF:

Only available in Swedish. You'll receive both formats. The PDF pattern is delivered to your email, and the printed pattern shipped to your address.

Here’s the approximate fabric requirement and length of zipper for each variant and size. In the column “Fabric and interlining”, note that that amount is needed for both outer fabric + lining fabric. And same for interlining if you want to use that. 

The zipper measurement is also approximate. Don’t use one that’s shorter.

 

YOU WILL NEED:

Outer fabric, medium to heavy weight woven fabric (no stretch) such as canvas, denim, twill, tapestry fabric, softshell, corduroy, oilskin (a water repellant cotton fabric). Often you can find this type of heavy, woven fabrics at the home/interior department. You can also use knit fabrics such as jersey or college, but do stabilise them with fusible interlining (no stretch) such as H250.

Lining fabric, light to medium weight woven fabric. Such as cotton, poplin, linen. You can also use knit fabrics such as jersey or college, but do stabilise them with thin, fusible interlining (no stretch) such as H200 or H250.

Fabric for zipper tabs (variant A & B): Use woven fabric, light to medium weight. No heavy fabrics.

Fabric for pull tabs and handle (variant C): Use woven fabric, light to heavy weight.

Fusible interlining (non-stretch), for added stability and/or volume. It’s not necessary but provides a great finish, especially if your chosen fabrics aren’t very heavy or stable. More info in the sewing instructions.
Iron interlining to the wrong side of the outer fabrics, or also linings if you want added stability on the inside of the pouch too (great for all variants but especially B and C to help the lining stay on the inside of the pouch). You could also choose batting/wadding for added volume. I don’t recommend interlining on the zipper tabs or pull tabs. You can use it on the handles.

Zipper (see length in the chart above), total width (tape + teeth): 12 mm, 10-14 mm is okay. You can use plastic or metal zippers, and it’s not an issue if your zipper is longer than the needed length. It’s easy to shorten. It can be a closed or open-ended zipper. You can also use a continuous zipper, see my guide on how to use them on the blog.

Zipper foot for your sewing machine is strongly recommended. It will help you sew close to the zipper.

 

USEFUL TO HAVE:

A sewing machine with coordinating thread and a needle suitable for the fabric: for woven fabrics it’s usually recommended to use a universal or denim needle, approx. size 100 if the fabric is heavy. Fabric scissors, pins/clips, iron, glue marker, wonder tape, seam gauge and tape measure.

Measurements of the finished pouches. Length x Height x Width. 

Get creative with our pattern hacks (modifications) and resources for Astrid!

Also, don't miss our collection of pictures from the pattern test:

With the included Sewing Instructions you receive help from start to finish. It’s a solid and detailed description of each step in the making of this garment. It includes clear pictures, explanatory text and tips that will give the garment a professional look.

If you are new to some of the sewing techniques this is an excellent opportunity for you to develop your sewing skills. Consider our patterns your sewing school.

The tutorial also includes a size chart and a fabric requirements chart. Measurements are provided in both the metric and imperial system.