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The Cosy Drawstring Pouch

A PDF sewing pattern by The InComplete Stitch

The Cosy Drawstring Pouch

The Cosy pouch pattern is a versatile gem, offering three different sizes—small, medium, and large. But that's not all; it also comes with three creative color-blocking layouts: Diagonal, wave, and curve. And if you prefer simplicity, there's an option to keep it straightforward. With these choices, you have the freedom to personalize your pouch to suit your style and needs.

A Skill-Building Adventure:

The Cosy pouch is classified as a "beginner" level pattern, making it accessible to sewists who are just starting their journey. While it's a straightforward project, it does present a few gently challenging elements that can help you develop your skills. Some of these challenges include sewing binding, crafting a curved base, and handling multiple layers of fabric. If you're new to sewing, starting with the large size is recommended, as it's the easiest version. As you gain confidence, you can tackle the smaller sizes with their trickier curves. The comprehensive tutorial provided with the pattern is designed to empower beginners, guiding you through every step with clarity and confidence.

Sew the Cosy Pouch PDF Pattern

The Perfect Fabric Choices:

The Cosy pouch is designed to shine with light to mid-weight fabrics for both the outer and lining. Fabrics like linen, quilting cotton, and lightweight canvas are all excellent choices. The pattern accommodates various woven fabrics, so don't hesitate to experiment with different textures and colors to create unique and personalized pouches.

Keep in mind that the drawstring casing needs to gather to close, so if you opt for a heavier fabric for this part, it may not function as smoothly. The Cosy pouch provides an ideal canvas for playing with different fabric weights, allowing you to explore your creativity and showcase your favorite textiles.

Approximate Finished Dimensions:

To help you envision the final product, here are the approximate finished dimensions for each size:

  • small: 12cm (4 3/4") diameter by 8cm (3") tall

  • medium: 16cm (6 5/16") diameter by 11cm (4 3/8") tall

  • large: 20cm (7 7/8") diameter by 14cm (5 1/2") tall



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