Reindeer Pouch – Free PDF Aattern & Video Tutorial

Hello, my crafty friend!!! We are getting closer and closer to the Holiday season, so today, I want to share yet another Christmas-themed sewing project with you.

Last week, I went through my stash and found this brown fabric, which looks a bit like suede, and I immediately thought about making a Reindeer pouch. I say this a lot, but this one is so adorable, so don’t blame me if you are going to make more than one.

This is a soft pouch with a zipper at the top and a fully lined main compartment. It features a cute little face with ears and antlers, allowing you to use up your favourite fabric scraps. The Reindeer pouch can be used not only as a pencil case but also as a small cosmetic pouch, snack pouch and more.

If you are comfortable sewing zippers and curved seams, then you won’t have any problems completing this project.

The Reindeer pouch finishes at 23 cm ( 9″) high and 11 cm (4 1/2″) wide.

Supplies needed

You will need around 35 cm / 35 cm (14″ / 14″) external and lining fabrics, plus scraps of non-fraying fabric for the face, eyes, nose, ears and antlers. If you are looking for a new fabric check out Minerva! They have a large selection of beautiful materials available in many colours and prints!

When working with a lightweight fabric, such as quilting cotton or cotton poplin, you may need to interface it with some woven interfacing, I like to use Pellon SF101. A stabiliser is not required, but if you want to make more of a structured pouch, I recommend using Fusible fleece or a Decovil light.

To make your Reindeer pouch, you can use various types of materials. I used suede (brown pouch) and cotton (black pouch) on the exterior and quilting cotton for the lining. To add a bit of structure, I fused Pellon SF 101 to the back of the cotton fabrics, and some fleece (black pouch only).

You will also need:

20 cm (8″) zipper (I used #5 continuous zipper).

Fabric scissors to cut out the fabric.

Sewing machine, thread, needle to sew the snowflake pouch.

Multi-surface glue or double-sided tape to stick the snowflake cut out to the fabric.

Seam ripper in case something goes wrong.

Reindeer pouch pattern 👇

To make the Reindeer pouch cut:

  • 2 x Front – external fabric & lining fabric
  • 1 x Back – external fabric & lining fabric
  • 1 x Top panel – external fabric & lining fabric
  • 1 x Face – non-fraying fabric (cork, vinyl, faux leather)
  • 1 x Nose – non-fraying fabric (cork, vinyl, faux leather)
  • 2 x Eyes – non-fraying fabric (cork, vinyl, faux leather)
  • 2 x Ears – non-fraying fabric (cork, vinyl, faux leather)
  • 2 x Antlers (as mirror images) – non-fraying fabric (cork, vinyl, faux leather)

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Video tutorial available on YouTube

I’ve created a video tutorial for this project so you can sew along with me 😉

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