Oh the whoas of summer, you want a popsicle but the ice pop is freezing your hand. Sure you can use a paper towel like a normal person, but what about a cute Popsicle Pouch? Wouldn’t that just be so fun? I thought so. And I really thought my niece would have fun making them so we went for it and I’m so glad we did. It was a perfect beginner’s sewing project for her (she’s 9 and was able to sew these together herself) plus she was so proud of the end product. I highly recommend this for beginning sewers, I hope you enjoy.
We used a variety of fabrics in red, white and blue so that they would match our 4th of July decor. Of course you could do them in any patterns that you like—pineapples or flamingos would be really cute for summer. Joann Fabrics usually has a nice selection of seasonal prints.
I placed our set of 12 Popsicle Pouches inside a small wide-mouth mason jar. This is both perfect for displaying at a party and to provide easy access to them in the kitchen.
We made our pouch size based on large ice pops. If using smaller ice pops, you may want to adjust your pouch size or just know they will be slightly bigger than your popsicle.
How to Make Your Popsicle Pouch
Makes one popsicle pouch.
- Two 3″ by 7.5″ pieces of cotton fabric
- Two 2.5″ x 4.5″ pieces of heavy-weight fusible interfacing
- Coordinating thread color
Please note: I forgot to take pictures of the process of making these so I’ll be sure to add pictures once I take a couple to help you better understand the instructions.
- Cut your fabric and interfacing per the dimensions above.
- Place your interfacing onto the back side of each of your cotton fabric pieces. Leave a 1/4″ border on both sides of the 3″ width and 1/4″ on the bottom of the long 7.5″ side. Iron your interfacing pieces onto each cotton piece.
- Next you will fold down the top of each of your cotton pieces. You’ll first fold it 1/2″ and iron and then you’ll fold it 1/2″ again and iron. This will give your opening a clean edge.
- Sew your folds down by sewing along the top edge 1/8″ and then along the fold edge 1/8″.
- Next pin your pieces right sides together and sew along the sides and bottom using a 1/4″ seem.
- Cut your corners and then turn out.
- Place an ice pop inside and enjoy!