How to Make a Mini Pouch With a Zipper

9 Materials
$5
1 Hour
Easy


This adorable DIY mini pouch can serve as a coin purse, storage for hair accessories, or any other small items that you might need on the go. For step-by-step instructions on how to sew a mini pouch, keep reading.

Tools and materials:

  • Outer fabric
  • Inner fabric
  • Interfacing
  • 6-inch zipper
  • Scissors
  • Pins
  • Ruler
  • Iron
  • Sewing machine
DIY mini pouch

Prepare fabric

Cut the fabric and attach the interfacing as shown in the video from 0:53-1:53.

mini pouch coin purse

Mark the centers

Mark the centers of the fabric pieces by folding them in half and making a small snip on the fold. Mark the center of the zipper by measuring its length, and marking the halfway points on both sides of the zipper. 

mini pouch bag

Pin

Pin the zipper to the long edge of the outer fabric, with right sides together.

Easy mini pouch

Pin and sew

Pin the inner fabric on top of the zipper and outer fabric, with the right sides of the fabric facing each other. Then sew across the top edge.

Sew a mini pouch

Flip and pin

Flip the fabric so the outer fabric is on top and the inner fabric is underneath and pin the bottom edges of the fabric together.

Make a mini pouch

Pin and sew

With right sides facing each other, place the two outer fabric pieces together, with the top edge of the zipper aligned with the top edge of the outer fabric.

How to sew a mini pouch

Then place the second piece of inner fabric on top of all the layers, also with the top edge of the fabric aligned with the edge of the zipper, and pin all the layers together. Then sew. 

How to make a mini pouch

Iron

Iron all the layers flat. 

mini pouch tutorial

Pin and sew

Pin all the layers together, and make a line of topstitching along either side of the zipper. 

Flip, pin, and sew

Flip the fabric so the two inner pieces are together and the two outer pieces are together, right sides facing. Pin along both sides and sew, leaving a 1 centimeter (⅜ of an inch) seam allowance. 

Trim

Trim the seam allowance as close to the stitching as possible, as well as any extra fabric on the zipper. 

Flip, pin, and sew

Open the zipper all the way. Flip the fabric so the side seams are in the center. Pin and sew the long edges, leaving a 1 centimeter (⅜ of an inch) seam allowance. Leave a gap in the stitching on one of the edges. 

Trim

Trim the seam allowances as close to the stitching as possible. 

Flip, pin, and sew

Flip the fabric so the open edges of the inner and outer fabric are aligned, and the gap in the stitching is in the center. Pin the open edges together, and sew them down. Then trim the seam allowances.

Turn and sew

Turn the pouch right side out, and sew the gap in the stitching closed with a needle and thread. 

Iron

Iron the side seams flat for a nice, clean finish. 

Your pouch is complete! What will you be keeping in your mini pouch bag? 


Suggested materials:

  • Outer fabric
  • Inner fabric
  • Interfacing
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