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The All Ears Pouch Sewing Pattern

The All Ears Pouch is a whimsical curved top zip pouch pattern with options to add three different ears (a mouse, a cat & a bunny)! We’ve even included instructions to turn the pouch into a cute little crab!

cover of all ears pouch sewing pattern with cat, bunny and mouse zip bags

Today, I’m excited to share with you a new sewing pattern that’s been in the works for over two years! We were planning a trip to Disney World, and I decided that I wanted to make something to take with me!

If you’ve been a long-time follower, you may know that one of my FAVORITE things to do is create a project to take with me on vacation! It’s a great way to “stretch” out the joy of a vacation and build a little pre-trip excitement.

All About the All Ears Pouch

I LOVE dreaming up projects inspired by my vacation destinations. Disney has always been one of our family’s favorite trips; I have a million sketches in my book for cute projects inspired by the parks.

woman holding gray mouse zip pouch in front of epcot ball

I sketched out the first version of the All Ears Pouch a few years ago and decided last year it was time to create it.

black and gray mouse bags on sewing table

I stitched up two versions, one in black and one in gray. I then got busy with other projects and didn’t release the pattern.

woman holding gray mouse zip pouch in front of epcot ball
black mouse zip bag on bed in front of mickey mouse art

I got the pattern ready last summer but didn’t release it. It felt like it was missing “something.” Earlier this year, I figured out what it was missing; it needed a few more body parts, LOL!

Introducing the Alice Bag Sewing Pattern. A whimsical and versatile purse sewing pattern featuring bunny ears! It can be made in two sizes and features 4 different handle style options including cross body straps!

Inspired by my Alice Bag Sewing Pattern, I added the option for additional ears! In addition to the ears, I added two crab claws similar to a project I made for my Let’s Be Mermaids line a few years ago.

Bunny Version

bunny zip bag on stack of books

The first version features two bunny ears with contrast fabric. The contrast on the ears is raw edge appliqued. If you want, you can add a face by using the enclosed applique pattern (it’s the same pattern as the cat).

Cat Version

cat zip bag with face on stack of books

The cat version includes a pattern for two cat ears with contrast. As I look at this photo, I realize that I put the ears on wrong. The pink contrast should be facing out, not in! You can place the ears in any way that you like when you sew your own bag!

Shown is the appliqued face version that can also be used on the bunny and mouse pouches.

Mouse Version

mouse zip bag with stack of books and teapot

This version can be a cute “field mouse” type pouch with the added applique face pattern. You can also make the Disney Mickey-inspired pouch by sewing it out of black fabric (although I think the gray looks pretty good for Disney stuff, too!)

black zip bag with mouse ears from the side

Crab Version

red crab zip bag on beach

At the last minute, I added one more version of the pouch, the crab! Instead of ears you can add two claws to the bag.

The eyes are created by sewing buttons to the finished pouch.

red crab zip bag on beach

How to Get the Pattern

If you are outside of the USA, you’ll need to order on Etsy.

US Orders for the All Ears Sewing Pattern PDF or use the button below.

Sew Along Information

bunny, cat and mouse neutral color zip pouches on table with books

Every six weeks or so, I host a quilt or sew along on Instagram & YouTube. Our Spring sew along will be the All Ears Pouch.

NOTE: The All Ears Pouch Sew Along is now over, but you can still find all instructional videos on our YouTube Channel.

The sew-along is FREE if you buy the pattern. There’s no additional fee for the instructional videos.

How Do I Sign Up?

Subscribe to our YouTube channel, and you’ll be notified when the sew-along videos are posted.

Supply List

Fat Quarter Sparkler Fabric for Pouch Lining (or 3/8 yard fabric)

Fat Quarter Sparkler Fabric for Pouch Outside (or 3/8 yard fabric)

16″ or Longer Polyester Zipper

Flex Foam, Fusible Fleece & Lightweight Interfacing

additional supplies listed on the pattern

Frequently Asked Questions

What fabric did you use?

All of the pouches except the crab are made from my Sparkler fabrics collection. The colors are Gray, Beach (bunny), Pina Colada (cat) & Ballerina (lining of ears).

Can I add a face to all versions?

The pattern includes one face applique. Since there is only one size bag, it fits on all the zip bags. So you can create a bunny, mouse, or cat pouch with a face.

What is the difficulty level? Could a beginning sewist make it?

I believe anyone can sew anything if they take their time and read all the directions. One of the best ways to learn how to sew is JUST to DO IT! That being said, I would say this is a confident beginner project. If you’re a quilter and have never made a bag, you should be able to complete this project as well.

Can I use Fusible Fleece instead of Flex Foam?

I would not recommend it. The foam has unique qualities that give the pouch its shape. The pouch stands up well, doesn’t wrinkle easily, and retains its shape with multiple uses. You can get Flex Foam online. If you can’t find flex foam, then I recommend Auto Liner Foam, which you can buy at big box fabric stores.

Can the ears & claws also be used for the Alice Bag?

Yes, if you’d like to make a cat or crab version of the Alice Bag, the “ears” on this pattern will fit the Alice Bag as well.

Are paper copies of the pattern available?

Not right now; we may offer paper copies in the future if there is demand.

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