How To Create a Fleece filled & Lined Pouch


  1. Measure the original between the sewing lines
  2. Determine how the final version will look
  3. Work backwards to figure out materials required
Pencil & paper is my favorite way to design. I work through sewing project notebooks. Here's the page for this project:


  1. Determine size of pieces, HxW:
    1. Target (measure original between stitches, if available): 4.875" x 2.625"
    2. Add 1/8" to each of 3 sewing sides for thickness of Fleece: 5.125" x 3.125"
    3. Add 1/4" for sewing outer & lining pieces together on all 4 sides: 5.625" x 3.625"
    4. To have 1/2" more of lining fabric than outer fabric:
      1. Outer (subtract 0.5"): 5.125" x 3.625"
      2. Lining (add 0.5"): 6.125" x 3.625"
  2. Fussy Cut outer pieces and larger lining pieces
  3. Stitch outer & lining together along short side 'top' with 1/4" seam allowance
  4. Press towards lining, & Top stitch 1/8" from seam to hold seam allowance in place
  5. Fold right-sides together (do not press), stitch sides & bottom corners with 1/4" seam allowance, leaving space for turning on the bottom. Trim corners
  6. Fold opening up on both side for easy finishing later
  7. Measure & cut fusible fleece to size inside the sewing lines
    1. It was a little smaller than expected, but that's fine since there was extra space added
    2. Size: 5" x 3.125"
  8. Iron fleece to lining-side fabric, use extra time and press from both sides with pressing cloth to be safe
  9. Turn through opening, use sharp tool to get corners crisp & press each panel
  10. Align 2 panels lining-up sides, pin & clip in place
  11. Sew 1/8" seam allowance around 3 sides finishing all edges, extra back-stitching at each end and around the corners
  12. Insert object & test size
  13. Enjoy!

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