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Embroidered Pouch


Embroidered floral pouch tutorial

We are willing Spring to arrive with our newest tutorial! Maker Team member Emily of @givemeastitch is sharing a delicate floral design that you can add to any stitchable surface. She is our resident embroiderer and is here to guide your hands and needles to lovely results, so let's get started.

Can't everyone use another small bag? Why not add some flare to yours? This is a fun and easy way to dive into embroidery and learn four common stitches. The pattern and color guide will help you along and you won't even need an embroidery hoop to stitch on this canvas pouch. It's time to show off your creativity and embroidery skills. Enjoy!

Skill Level: Beginner / Intermediate

Time: 3 - 4 hours

Project supplies


Canvas Zipper Pouch
Embroidery Floss - DMC 310 and Pixie Dust Palette
Moonstone Iridescent Sequins
Amethyst Iridescent Sequins
Amethyst Iridescent Beads
Tracing Pen
Embroidery Scissors
Embroidery Needle
Needle for Beads and Sequins
Floral Pattern Guide  (click to download)
Embroidery Stitch Guide  (click to download)


1. Download the Floral Pattern and Embroidery Stitch Guides above and make sure you have all of the supplies laid out.

2. Trace or copy the pattern onto the canvas pouch. A Frixion tracing pen can be used to transfer the design and then erased with heat. There are many different ways you can do this step. Choose the method that works best for you.

Transferring design to pouch

3. Once you have the pattern on the canvas, start by "coloring in" the design. Use a satin stitch with DMC 945 to fill in the petals. DMC 963 is used for the center. Then move on to the leaves (DMC 369) and butterfly (DMC 157, 3078, 162 and 3836.)

Filling in design with color

4. Once all sections are filled in, use a backstitch (DMC 310) to outline the design. Add some French knots (DMC 25) for dimension.

Adding stitch outline

5. Attach the sequins and beads to the pouch to your liking. This is where you can add your creativity!

Adding sequins and beads

6. Lastly, to create depth and more dimension, take one strand of DMC 746 and add short, straight stitches on the petals. DMC 25 can be used to add highlights to the butterfly.

7. If you used the Frixion tracing pen, use a hair dryer to remove any visible markings.

Finished pouch

You’re finished! Your canvas pouch is ready to be filled and used. This pattern can be scaled smaller or larger and can be stitched on any fabric. Have fun and stitch away!

Finished pouch

Thanks to Emily for designing and writing this tutorial! You can follow her on Instagram @givemeastitch or visit her website. Stay tuned for more tutorials from the Benzie Design Maker Team!