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Itty bitty fun

October 16th, 2009

I had so much fun with making my Poochie Bag pattern… I decided I’d make some Itty Bitty Poochie Bags too.  Pee wee fun size bags.
Itty Bitty Poochie Bags

Itty bitty Trick-or-Treat bags filled with treats.  H’ween fabric used is from my stash cupboard - it must be 5+ years old and I have no idea who/what it is.
Itty Bitty Poochie Bags

Originally I was going to call them Poochie Bagettes… but my mind thinks in food - and it looked like “baguette” - and all I wanted to do was stuff the bags with feta, basil, balsamic vinegar and tomato slices.  Thanks to Jenny for helping me with the name.  Messy food crisis averted.
Itty Bitty Poochie Bags

While I was sewing my Itty Bitty’s… I had a visitor just outside my window.  This is Frank.

Frank alerted Frosty and Heidi that I was on to them.
Frosty, Heidi and Frank

Side-show over, back to sewing.  Giving the Itty Bitty’s some “pooch” is easy.  Just pin up the bottom corners - and tack with a few hidden stitches.
Itty Bitty Poochie Bags

Ready to be filled. And not just for kids! The Itty Bitty’s interior measures at about 4½” square (4″comfortably).  What to put inside… any treat filling ideas?
Itty Bitty Poochie Bags

I have a tutorial at the Moda Bakeshop for the Itty Bitty’s.  I’ve used Moda Layer Cake sheets of American Jane’s Happy Campers and fabric ribbon to make the Itty Bitty’s.  Very yummy harvesty vintageishy looking fabric - I just love it.

My favorite thing about the Itty Bitty’s… they’re the carrier for Ding-Dong-Ditch.

Edited in:
GASP! Look at Kimberly’s Itty Bitty’s! So darn cute - she’s a fabric whisperer!

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56 Responses

  1. The fabulous badlandsquilts allegedly said:

    Cute, cute… itty bittys for the little ones that go boo!

  2. The fabulous Kim Walus allegedly said:

    Love Love LOVE your new bag! I’m planning on making some Halloween one’s tomorrow if I can manage my time and not spend too much of it cleaning. I have company coming on Tuesday for a month.

  3. The fabulous blop allegedly said:

    crap…I’m suppose to be packin’…now look what you are MAKING me do!!!
    Tooooo cute, as usual!!

  4. The fabulous pamkittymorning allegedly said:

    Oh my so cute!
    And I thought Frank was a rabbit..oh wait that’s Frank-ie ..I get confused with the plethora of wildlife there. Xo

  5. The fabulous Thimbleanna allegedly said:

    Cah-UTE!!! LOVE all those b&w polkies with the bright straps. I’d stuff them with fabric and candy corn!!! And probably pics of hubby LOL!

  6. The fabulous Lori Holt allegedly said:

    Hey there to the fabulous Monica…long time no talkie! Everytime I come over to see you I kick myself that I didn’t come sooner.
    I just can’t seem to keep up with all of your cuteness.
    Kass and I will have to make some mini’s…hmmm…what do we put in them?
    I think we’ll stick with the mini theme and put all of our favorite candy only in mini-size….then we’ll head out to the movies with some friends and hand out a bag for each….(of course we will have to sneak them in first, the candy NOT the friendss LOL!)
    do you wanna come?

  7. The fabulous Simone allegedly said:

    Lovely pattern great tutorial. The fabrics you used are very pretty!

  8. The fabulous Vickie E allegedly said:

    awesome Monica..can I ask do you use Adobe Illustrator or Publisher?? for your patterns

  9. The fabulous Carmen allegedly said:

    My daughter is sitting with me and just said ‘oh COOL!’ So am thinking I better get on with this learning to sew malarky pretty quickly now ;)

  10. The fabulous Jackie allegedly said:

    Where does the brilliance end??? You know the pooch is just oh so cutes!

  11. The fabulous LauraJ allegedly said:

    You make the most beautiful things. These are so cute and are definately going on my two make list…. I see them with Christmas fabrics. :)

  12. The fabulous Heather allegedly said:

    Super cute - off the go check out the tutorial!

  13. The fabulous Kolleen allegedly said:

    These are SOOO cute–I had planned on making poochie bags for little girls’ Christmas gifts, and now you’ve given me more great ideas! Thank you!

  14. The fabulous Mary on Lake Pulaski allegedly said:

    Very cute!!

  15. The fabulous Pam allegedly said:

    gosh I agree with the rest above me here, how does one gal just keep turning out the most adorable stuff? That water in Astoria must be the best. I will rush over to Moda Bake Shop and get cracking on these for my sweet Lil Red for trick or treating. I want one too, except I only accept coins or paper money :)

  16. The fabulous Marsha allegedly said:

    “Poochie” Cute!


  17. The fabulous Sherri allegedly said:

    LOve these! Can’t wait to make some!

  18. The fabulous Ricki allegedly said:

    How stinkin’ adorable (I think I over use that phrase when I visit your blog!).

    I just made a regular poochie to use as a purse on my trip to Minnesota. Now I wish I had time to make a bunch of these!

    I think these would be great for putting a bag of caramel corn in (make it so some of the corn shows out the top in a see thru bag that is tied with a scrap of fabric).

    Love it. Maybe I can do some Christmas ones for delivering fudge or Christmas cookies! Wheels are spinning now!

  19. The fabulous Ricki allegedly said:

    P.S. Obviously my brain thinks in food too :)

  20. The fabulous Kersten allegedly said:

    LOVE the MBS tutorial! My five year old son has been asking me for like EVER to sew him a bag. I have thought of several difficult ways to sew it and put it off. THANK HEAVENS, because this is far easier!!! I think he will love it! I might even make one of the bigger ones your linked back to. Thanks a bunch!

  21. The fabulous jenny b harris allegedly said:

    Diggin’ those witty itty bitty woochie poochie bagsies! They’re so cuuuuuute! I can just picture them filled with Hershey Kisses or Andes Mints or something else from the chocolate family.

  22. The fabulous Rita allegedly said:

    These are just too cute! Thanks so much.

  23. The fabulous Kimberly allegedly said:

    Hi Monica, thanks for your sweet comment and for creating such a do-able pattern! I just love it! I’ll let you know when I do up some Christmasy bags.
    Hugs, Kimberly

  24. The fabulous Elizabeth Hutton allegedly said:

    Thanks for another great pattern! These would be really cute in Christmas fabrics to put gift cards in and hang on the tree :)

  25. The fabulous Paula allegedly said:

    OHOHOH! Adorable trick or treat bags! Now I’m irritated that I already made bags for the grandbabies this year. These are on my list for next year and I just might be able to get to them by then. Love ‘em my most talented friend!

  26. The fabulous Jodi allegedly said:

    Oh cute! Those itty bitty’s are adorable!

  27. The fabulous jaybird allegedly said:

    just made one in under 10 minutes.. soo cute!! i’ll upload pics soon!

  28. The fabulous Mary Ann/Ca allegedly said:

    Love the fabric too Monica, I made a quilt about 5 years ago with that adorable border print of Halloween babies, of course the selvage is long gone! it hangs in my office and I get lots of comments. But I am sure I have something in my stash…..

  29. The fabulous Jen in NY allegedly said:

    I think I’m gonna cry they’re so cute. *sniff* I forgot to take a pic of another poochie bag I made with Halloweenie fabrics…and alas I already sent it off to my sis with gifts inside. Oh well, I’ll just make more. Too cute!!

  30. The fabulous Rose allegedly said:

    This is fabulous! I may have to make a couple of these for my kids!! Great tutorial, thanks for sharing!!

  31. The fabulous Susan Ramey Cleveland allegedly said:

    Itty bitty poochie bags are so cute.

  32. The fabulous Etta allegedly said:

    Those are so cute! I saw them over on the bake shop earlier and really like them. If only I had an unlimited amount of time…

  33. The fabulous Camille allegedly said:

    If I hide the darth vader and batman halloween buckets from last year, think I could get my boys to switch over to these? Cuz DARN they are cute!

  34. The fabulous Kathi D allegedly said:

    Dang! That Kimberly is FAST!!

  35. The fabulous Rene' allegedly said:

    Way too cute!!! Love, love, love them!!! Definitely gonna make some of my nieces for Christmas…and maybe one for myself. I would put my cellphone and lipstick inside on date night with hubby. Thanks for sharing. Gonna check out pattern now!!!

  36. The fabulous amandajean allegedly said:

    they are so darn cute!!!

  37. The fabulous CitricSugar allegedly said:

    How about a good old-fashioned yo-yo? Or a gyroscope? Mini-kaleidoscope?

  38. The fabulous Alicia allegedly said:

    I just finished my adorable Crayon Jack and the the bags are next. Thanks for the cool patterns.

  39. The fabulous Cheryl allegedly said:

    I have finally crawled out from under my rock and I just had to visit you…love your bags…so darn stinkin’ cute. Heidi, Frosty and Frank, love them…they look so different than they sound on the radio :-)!!!!! Happy week to you Ms. Zombie!

  40. The fabulous nanette allegedly said:

    Sweeter than sweet. It is such a good idea and so cute. I love the details and the different bags.

  41. The fabulous Karen Snyder allegedly said:

    Way cute. I’m coming trick-or-treating at your house!

  42. The fabulous Sally allegedly said:

    OMG, these itty bitties are beyond adorable. You’re killin’ me with that polka-dot fabric, too. And doesn’t the lime look lovely with that color combination . . .

  43. The fabulous Alice allegedly said:

    Wowzer ….I love these little itty bitty bags! How cute is that? (Deer not included.)

  44. The fabulous peggyann allegedly said:

    I’ve made three since last night. So darned easy and fast….once I got the hang of it. Here’s an invitation to see them on my blog. I made them with a twist with a different colour lining, as I seen now that the Big Poochie is made, plus I let a little of the lining peek over the top edge.
    There is that wordy enough? LOL

  45. The fabulous Megan allegedly said:

    You are a GENIUS! I needed a couple of quick THANK YOU gifts and I whipped these up, put a wax paper baggie filled with cookies in it and off to school they went. THANX SO MUCH you smartie you!

  46. The fabulous Sheila B. allegedly said:

    Adorable bags -I am going to start looking for T-day fabric to make fancy bags for my relatives to carry their leftovers home in.
    BTW that fabric is Kari Pearson, from KPKids I’m pretty sure. I have bits of it in a Halloween quilt hanging on the wall right next to me. I loved that - wish I had more.

  47. The fabulous Candace allegedly said:

    I think I’ll dress up as Heidi, carry the poochie bag and wear your dang-cute cat shoes - people will treat me just to make me go away - ROFLOL!!

  48. The fabulous Candace allegedly said:

    Oh darn - that sounded like I didn’t like your cat shoes, Monica - I LOVE them!!!!! And the bag, and Heidi and Frank, too!!!

  49. The fabulous AnyoneCanQuilt allegedly said:

    I think I forgot to leave a comment on these…. woops! It must be the BRB withdrawals… I love these!!! They are so darn cute. We may even need to make some for Blythe doll overnight bags. SO CUTE!! x

  50. The fabulous Amanda allegedly said:

    Hi…..Love the bags and your blog..this is my first visit…stunning shoes too, I’ll be back! Amanda

  51. The fabulous Sarah Fielke allegedly said:

    You are so lucky to have Franks and Heidis outside your window! How very cool… can you tell no deer at my house in Sydney?

  52. The fabulous Donna allegedly said:

    The bags are so cute. Ihave been making bags too, but only for Christmas. Never too early to get started, it will be here before you know it!

  53. The fabulous Carole Ann allegedly said:

    I know this is late coming but loved your little bags and I had the idea to make them as gift bags for my grandson’s 1st b-day. My daughter picked a baseball theme, the Phillies, going to get busy soon. Need them for Jan. Would be great if they win the Series.
    I just might steal your idea for next Halloween.

  54. The fabulous Lizzy Hernandez allegedly said:

    OMG!!! These are great! I was trying to figure out what to do for Christmas as a project and Eureka!!! I have found it! Thank you so much for sharing this with us!

  55. The fabulous Morgânia Almeida allegedly said:


  56. The fabulous elise allegedly said:

    Hi! I LOVE the poochie bags!! I have one question: What are the finished measurements of the big Poochie bags and the little Poochie bags?? I can’t find that information anywhere. Thanks!

    Thanks, Elise! The sizes vary depending on the “pooch” made in the bottom corners. Finished size for an Itty Bitty without poochie corners is 4.5W x 4.75H.

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