How to make a Ribbon Chevron Pouch

Chevron Ribbon Pouch   

The concept of Ribbon Art opens up a world of creative possibilities using the woven jacquard ribbons offered by Renaissance Ribbons. With this technique, you can create your own fabric by stitching ribbons together

This Ribbon Chevron Pouch is a small project to get started!

  Cutting and sewing Instructions

1) Cut the fabric and interfacings as follow:

  • Exterior back:  fabric A  cut 1 piece 6 ¾” by 8 ¼” wide
  • Lining: fabric  A cut 1 piece 7 ¾” by 15 ½” wide
  • Pellon fusible 808 ( craft Fuse)  for the exterior front trim 1 piece 6 ¾” by 8 ¼” wide
  • Fusible Fleece for the exterior back trim 1 piece  6” by 7 ½

Note: if you use a non fusible foam or other interfacing cut it 6 ¾” by 8 ¼” wide


2) Create the Ribbon front Exterior piece 

This Pellon 808 ( Fusible craft weight interfacing) is used as a base to stitch the ribbons on.

Place shiny face up - do not iron until the end! Place the Pellon piece horizontally (3 photos below)

Mark a horizontal line ½” from top ( that will be your seam line when you are assembling front and back, a vertical line marking the middle and a few 45 degree lines from your middle line - see illustration A - TIP: be sure to respect the 45 degree angle

Ribbon Chevron Pouch FREE TUTORIAL Ribbon Chevron Pouch FREE TUTORIAL 

TIP: Make sure the two ribbons overlap exactly on center line 2 and overlap the top of the base Pellon piece - this will determine the rest of the ribbon placement.- see illustration B

Continue building your chevron pattern making sure that the ends of the ribbons consistently overlap the line 1 and the center line 2. - see illustration C 

Ribbon Chevron Pouch FREE TUTORIAL Ribbon Chevron Pouch FREE TUTORIAL


Trim the ribbon panel to 6 ¾” x 8 ¼” to match the back fabric. 

Press the finished Ribbon Panel from the wrong side.


Cut a 3” piece from the ⅞” ribbon to make the tag, position it 1” from top of ribbon, baste in place on the Exterior - see illustration D.        

3) Assemble front and back: 

TIP:To avoid bulky seams, precut the fleece panel ⅜”” smaller than the fabric.

 Center the fusible fleece panel  on top of the WS of the exterior back panel (fabric A) - Iron and fuse fleece and fabric.Square both panels at the same size, align and stitch RS together with a  ⅝” SA on sides and bottom, trim the corners, turn inside out, gently poking the corners out.

4) Prepare and assemble the lining and the bag

Fold in two. Stitch up the 7 ¾” vertical side  with ¼” seam allowance making a tube.

TIP: before stitching, check that the lining and the assembled bag fit exactly. 

Assemble the lining following these steps:

  1. Insert the exterior bag inside the lining tube, right sides together.
  2. Align/pin neatly both raw edges ( lining and bag), carefully matching both seams
  3. Stitch along the top edge
  4. Push inside the lining - fold the top to create a ½ “ border - press with fingers and for a better finish stitch  in the ditch on the outside along the seam

TIP: stitch in the ditch for a better finish

5) add a closure by inserting a magnetic snap on both sides of the lining, approximately ¾" below the top of the bag. Alternatively, you can use colored plastic Kam Snaps on the outside  for a unique touch. 

TIP: Search: “How to install a magnetic snap” online, if you are new to this technique. Here is a full video Tutorial and an other one too by Emmaline Bag

6) Complete the bottom seam. Press the fabric inside and out to give it a clean finish.

 et Voila!



1 comment

  • Alicia Key

    Awesome idea! I’ll try it! I had some of your ribbons available in my quilt shop but did not realize your site offered so many ideas! Love it!

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