Today I’m going to show you how to take a Simple Zip Pouch Sewing Pattern and make minor modifications to get three totally different zippered pouches. If you like this project then you may also like this Curved Top Zip Pouch Sewing Pattern.
The pouches I’m showing you today are sewn from my most recent fabric line with Riley Blake, Wonderland. If you’ve been reading this blog for a little while then you know that I adore making zip pouches, I make them all the time.
Sometimes I tell myself that I should try to make something else, but that doesn’t seem to last long. These little zip pouches are just too fun to sew and are so useful. They make great gifts for both adults and kids!
Today we are going to start with one simple pattern and make minor changes to give you 3 different looks.
Zip Pouch Supplies:
For each pouch you’ll need:
1-3 Fat Quarters of Fabric for Outside (in various prints)
1 Fat Quarter of Fabric for Lining
Heat N Bond Lite
Lightweight Fusible Interfacing.
Okay, let’s start with the applique pouch.
Simple Applique Pouch Instructions:
2 pieces 6″ x 10″ from lining fabric, pouch outside fabric, fusible fleece and lightweight interfacing.
Roughly cut out 3 bunnies (or another image if you’re using a different fabric line). Iron the heat n bond lite to the wrong side of the bunny fabric then cut out the bunnies more precisely.
Next, peel off the backing from the interfacing and arrange the bunnies on the front of your 6×10 piece of pouch outside fabric. Press in place.
Apply lightweight interfacing to the wrong side of both pouches outside pieces.
Put the black thread in your machine and stitch around the edge of each bunny along the outline already on the fabric.
Skip to POUCH construction step at the end of this post.
Simple Striped Zip Pouch Instructions:
3 pieces each 2 1/2″ x 6″ from fabric A
2 pieces each 2 1/2″ x 6″ from fabric B
1 piece 6″ x 10″ from pouch outside fabric
2 pieces 6″ x 10″ from pouch lining
2 pieces 6″ x 10″ from Fusible Fleece AND Lightweight interfacing
Stitch fabric A to Fabric B using 1/4″ seam allowances. Press seams. Trim to 6″ x 10″.
Apply lightweight interfacing to the wrong side of the sewn pouch outside piece and the cut pouch outside piece.
Top stitch along the seams between Fabric A and Fabric B
Skip to POUCH CONSTRUCTION STEP
Zip Pouch with Accent Stripe Construction Steps:
Cut TWO 6″ x 10″ pieces each from Pouch Outside Fabric; Pouch Lining Fabric; Lightweight Interfacing; Fusible Fleece
Cut one 1 1/2″ x 6″ piece from a contrast fabric
Cut one 1 1/2″ x 6″ piece from heat n bond lite
Press the heat n bond lite onto the wrong side of the 1 1/2″ wide accent piece. Remove paper backing and press to the pouch outside piece in a location that you like.
Apply lightweight interfacing to the wrong side of the pouch outside pieces.
Topstitch along the two edges of the pouch accent piece.
Skip to POUCH CONSTRUCTION STEP
Zip Pouch Sewing Pattern Construction Steps:
Pin the right side of the zipper to the right side of the pouch front piece. Pin the wrong side of the zipper to the right side of one of the lining pieces. Stitch using a zipper foot. Repeat for the other side of the zipper. Cut off any part of the zipper that is longer than the pouch.
Press the pouch pieces away from the zipper and topstitch along both sides of the zipper (this will keep the lining from getting caught in the zipper).
Unzip the zipper. Pin the pouch lining right sides together and pouch front and back pieces are right sides together. Pin the zipper towards the lining pieces.
Stitch around the perimeter of the pouch leaving a 3″ opening in the bottom of the pouch to turn it right side out.
Clip the corners and turn right side out. Stitch the opening in the lining closed.
Look at all the fun ways you can change up the look of your pouches!!