Easy Zipper Pouch Sewing Tutorial

7 materials
$3
30 Minutes
Easy


If you want to create something both fun and functional, check out this zipper pouch tutorial. This easy zipper pouch is a perfect beginner’s project, with simple lines and an adorable final product. Choose fabrics with cute prints for an extra dose of charm.

Tools and materials:

  • Fabric
  • Interfacing
  • 7” zipper
  • Clips or pins
  • Iron
  • Scissors
  • Sewing machine
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Zipper pouch pattern

Cut the fabric

For this project, you will need two pieces of outer fabric, two pieces of inner fabric, and two pieces of interfacing. Each piece should be 13 centimeters (5 inches) by 17 centimeters (6¾ inches).

 

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Iron on the interfacing

Iron the interfacing onto the outer fabric

Lay the pieces of outer fabric with the wrong side facing up, and iron a piece of interfacing onto each one. 

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How to make a zipper pouch

Layer the zipper between the inner and outer fabrics

Lay one piece of outer fabric with the right side facing up. Lay the zipper across the top edge of the fabric, right side facing down. Layer a piece of inner fabric on top of the outer fabric and zipper, right side facing down. Pin everything together along the top edge.

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Sew a zipper pouch

Sew them together

Sew everything together. Use the zipper foot on your sewing machine to sew as close as possible to the zipper. 

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Pin the fabric to the zipper

Attach the second pieces of outer and inner fabric

Fold the inner fabric behind the outer fabric. With the right side of the outer fabric facing you, lay the second piece of outer fabric on top of the first piece, aligning the edge of the fabric with the top edge of the zipper. Clip it in place, then flip everything over, and do the same with the second piece of inner fabric.

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Sew it together

Sew it together

Sew everything together.

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Put the zipper in the middle

Top-stitch next to the zipper

Arrange your project so the zipper is in the middle and there is a piece of inner fabric and a piece of outer fabric on either side of it.

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How to sew a zipper pouch


Top-stitch along each side of the zipper.

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Pin and sew all the edges

Sew all around and leave a gap

Arrange the fabric so the two outer pieces and two inner pieces are facing each other, and the zipper is hidden in the middle. Pin the fabric at the ends of the zipper, and then align all the edges and pin them together, as well. 

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Leave a gap in the stitching


Sew all the way around, but leave a gap of a few inches on the long edge of the inner fabric.

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Snip the corners

Cut the corners

Snip the corners off the outer fabric.

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Turn the pouch right side out

Turn the pouch right side out

Push the outer fabric through the gap you left in the stitching of the inner fabric until the outer fabric is right side out.

 

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Basic zipper pouch

Close the gap

Fold the raw edges of the gap inwards, and sew it closed.

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Make a zipper pouch

Push the inner fabric inside

Push the inner fabric into the pouch and zip it up. 

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Zipper pouch with lining


You’ve created an adorable zipper pouch with a lining.

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DIY zipper pouch


If you choose to make this project with a stiffer fabric, like this tapestry fabric, there’s no need to use interfacing.


I hope this tutorial was helpful. Share it with all your friends who love to sew!

Suggested materials:

  • Fabric
  • Interfacing
  • 7" zippers
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