Super Easy Tutorial for a Zippered Pouch |  Easy Zipper Pouch Tutorial featured by top US lifestyle blog, Design Mom: image of 4 zipper pouches

By Amy Christie.

Gabrielle has mentioned that in France, her kids are required to carry pencil bags at school. So I thought it would be fun to create a DIY for a simple and easy zipper pouch in fun fabrics that could work for boys or girls. It would make a fun fall gift for your child.

But then I made some, and I’ve been using them for all sorts of tasks! Who doesn’t love a little pouch to zip up things in?

I’m going to tell you right now: Sewing is not my forté. Add zippers to the mix and I start sweating. But this little easy zipper pouch only requires five lines of stitching. Five! That’s it! And two of them are for looks so if you nix those, you are down to three. If I can do it, so can you.

 |  Easy Zipper Pouch Tutorial featured by top US lifestyle blog, Design Mom: image a girl holding a zipper pouch
 |  Easy Zipper Pouch Tutorial featured by top US lifestyle blog, Design Mom: image a girl holding a zipper pouch
 |  Easy Zipper Pouch Tutorial featured by top US lifestyle blog, Design Mom: image a girl holding a zipper pouch
 |  Easy Zipper Pouch Tutorial featured by top US lifestyle blog, Design Mom: image a girl holding a zipper pouch

Try this easy zipper pouch tutorial, and I’m betting you’ll be adding pouches to purses, suitcases, and yes, backpacks too!

Lets get started.

Simple & Easy Zipper Pouch Tutorial:

 |  Easy Zipper Pouch Tutorial featured by top US lifestyle blog, Design Mom: image a zipper pouch being made

Supplies Needed for your Zipper Pouch:

-inner and outer fabric, cut to size and pressed with an iron
-zipper
-thread
-scissors
-needle
-zipper foot — not necessary but beneficial
-iron

The dimensions of this easy zipper pouch are 9 inches by 7 inches and the zipper is 9 inches.

 |  Easy Zipper Pouch Tutorial featured by top US lifestyle blog, Design Mom: image a zipper pouch being made

1. Stack the fabric. First, lay down the outer fabric, right side up. Add the zipper, right side down. Top it with the inner fabric, right side down.

 |  Easy Zipper Pouch Tutorial featured by top US lifestyle blog, Design Mom: image a zipper pouch being made

If you have a zipper foot, add it to your machine and sew the stack together.

 |  Easy Zipper Pouch Tutorial featured by top US lifestyle blog, Design Mom: image a zipper pouch being made

2. Repeat the stack on the other side — the outer fabric, right side up, the zipper, right side down and the inner fabric, right side down.

 |  Easy Zipper Pouch Tutorial featured by top US lifestyle blog, Design Mom: image a zipper pouch being made

Sew the stack together.

 |  Easy Zipper Pouch Tutorial featured by top US lifestyle blog, Design Mom: image a zipper pouch being made

3. This detail is optional. Press the fabric around the zipper, get it to lay flat. With the regular sewing foot back on, topstitch on either side of the zipper, very close to the fold. It holds the fabric back from the zipper and gives it a finished look.

 |  Easy Zipper Pouch Tutorial featured by top US lifestyle blog, Design Mom: image a zipper pouch being made

4. For the final leg of stiching, begin by unzipping the zipper half way.

 |  Easy Zipper Pouch Tutorial featured by top US lifestyle blog, Design Mom: image a zipper pouch being made

Pull the outer fabric pieces together and pin. Do the same with the inner fabric pieces.

 |  Easy Zipper Pouch Tutorial featured by top US lifestyle blog, Design Mom: image a zipper pouch being made

Using a 1/2 inch inseam, begin at the bottom of the inner fabric and sew all the way around the pouch, stopping to leave at least a three inch opening. Trim the threads.

 |  Easy Zipper Pouch Tutorial featured by top US lifestyle blog, Design Mom: image a zipper pouch being made

Trim the corners and turn right side out.

 |  Easy Zipper Pouch Tutorial featured by top US lifestyle blog, Design Mom: image a zipper pouch being made

5. Use a thread and needle and hand-stitch the opening closed at the bottom of the pouch.

 |  Easy Zipper Pouch Tutorial featured by top US lifestyle blog, Design Mom: image a zipper pouch being made

Then you, my friend, have sewn a zippered pouch.

 |  Easy Zipper Pouch Tutorial featured by top US lifestyle blog, Design Mom: image of 4 zipper pouches

THIS EASY ZIPPER POUCH WOULD ALSO BE GREAT FOR:

– A cosmetics pouch for your teenage daughter.
– A pouch with simple medicines (ibuprofen, pepto, bandaids) for a friend taking a big trip.
– A toy pouch filled with surprises for a car ride.

P.S. — We love making gifts! You can find all the posts in this series here.