Corny Pouch

The Corny Pouch by Miriam Coffey is a fun and colorful way to show off your sweet tooth. Follow along with Miriam as she takes us step by step during this short but sweet tutorial. 

Skill level:  Advanced beginner

Janome Supplies:

  • Janome Embroidery machine
  • Minimum hoop size 5” x 7”
  • Janome Blue Tip needle
  • Janome Sewing machine
  • ¼’’ foot O
  • Candycorn.jef design

Fabric and notions:

  • 3” x 5 ½” yellow fabric
  • 2” x 5 ½”’ orange fabric
  • 2 ½” x 5 ½” white fabric
  • 7” x 14” backing fabric
  • 13” x 13” tear away stabilizer
  • 7” zipper
  • Assorted colors embroidery thread
  • Neutral color all-purpose thread


  • Embroidery tape or painters’ tape
  • Sharp scissors
  • Paper scissors
  • Basic sewing supplies


Sewing Strips:

  1. Using a ¼’’ seam allowance, sew 5 ½” strips together in following order; yellow, orange, and white
  2. Press seams in direction of white fabric
  3. Cut sewn strips in half at 2 ¾”.


  1. Thread machine with embroidery thread.
  2. Select Edit icon from home page.
  3. Select hoop icon.
  4. Select hoop with minimum size 5” x 7”.
  5. Insert USB with Candycorn.jef design.
  6. Select open, navigate to folder, select Candycorn.jef. 
  7. Select OK button to go to Ready to Sew screen.
  8. Hoop stabilizer and then attach hoop to machine.
  9. Lower foot

In The Hoop Instructions: Colors in (parenthesis) are color stop in design.

  1. (Dark Green) Press the Start Button to sew zipper placement.
  2. Select Hoop icon, to move hoop to front for easy placement.
  3. Place zipper with pull at bottom of hoop, align center stich line with zipper teeth.
  4. Tape in place at the top and bottom of zipper.
  5. Open zipper pull towards the center about 2’’.
  6. (Blue) Stitch zipper in place.
  7. (Black) Stitch out placement lines for candy corn strips.
  8. On the left side of zipper place raw edge of one striped piece to zipper tape (yellow fabric should be at the bottom).
  9. (Orange) Sew fabric to zipper tape. 
  10.  Fold back fabric and finger press at seam.
  11. Tape raw edge to stabilizer, to keep fabric in place.
  12. Repeat on right side.
  13. (Red) Sew right side of zipper.
  14. (Lime green) Top stitch fabric in place.
  15. Make sure zipper pull is centered, for easy turning. 
  16. Fold backing fabric in half wrong sides together (7’’ x 7’’)
  17. Place backing fabric in center covering corn.
  18. (Pink) Tack down backing.
  19. (Purple) Double stitches the outer shape.
  20. (Yellow) Stitch out protective edge.
  21. Lift foot and remove hoop from machine.


  1. Remove project from hoop
  2. Use sharp scissors to cut out candy corn, close to protective stitch line.
  3. Use paper scissors when you reach the zipper.
  4. Remove all stabilizer.
  5. Open the pouch through zipper.
  6. Turn project right side out.
  7. Finesse seams till the side seams are even.
  8. Press in place.


Give yourself a pat on the back because you are done!

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