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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Sewing a Zipper Pouch


Sewing a Zipper Pouch Tutorial

Confession: This is my first sewing tutorial. If you think something should be improved in this tutorial, just let me know in your comments and I will improve in my upcoming posts. Thank you.

Let's get started. You need a zipper, 2 pieces of outer fabric, 2 pieces of lining fabric and 2 pieces of interface fabric (I used Pellon fusible fleece 987F).

Sewing a Zipper Pouch Tutorial


Sewing a Zipper Pouch Tutorial

Fuse the interface fabric with outer fabric using iron. (Follow the instructions that come with your interface fabric)

Sewing a Zipper Pouch Tutorial

Let's make a zipper sandwich, place the outer fabric with right side facing up, on this place zipper with puller side down and then place lining  fabric wrong side facing up. Line up the edges and pin along as shown in the above picture. Sew along the edge you pinned using zipper foot on your machine. (If you are a beginner in sewing, don't forget to back stitch where ever you start and end your stitches.)

After finishing the above step, open up the zipper in middle and make next sandwich with the other open edge of zipper.

Sewing a Zipper Pouch Tutorial

Make the next zipper sandwich. Place the second outer fabric with right side facing up, on this place zipper with puller side down (now you should be aligning the second edge of zipper, with the first edge you already sew a set of fabrics) and then place second lining  fabric wrong side facing up. Line up the edges and pin along as shown in the above picture. Sew along the edge you pinned using zipper foot on your machine.

Sewing a Zipper Pouch Tutorial

Hopefully your piece looks something like this.

Sewing a Zipper Pouch Tutorial
 Bring lining pieces together ( right sides together) and outer fabric pieces together (right sides together) and then pin all around leaving 3 inches gap in the middle of lining fabrics. Before pinning make sure you unzip the zipper completely, otherwise you cannot turn your pouch right side out. Now sew along the edges you pinned. (Make sure you leave that 3 inches gap in the middle of lining fabrics.)

Sewing a Zipper Pouch Tutorial
Mark one inch line at 45 degrees angle on all the 4 corners of both sides.

Sewing a Zipper Pouch Tutorial


Crease along the lines drawn, fold and pin from one line edge to the nearest opposite line edge. Repeat on all four corners (This is hard to put in words, I guess the picture above can explain better. )

Sewing a Zipper Pouch Tutorial

Sew along the pinned lines and trim the edges.

Sewing a Zipper Pouch Tutorial

Using the 3 inches opening, turn the pouch right side out.

Sewing a Zipper Pouch Tutorial

One final step, slightly pull out the lining fabric. Pin the opening in the middle and sew it close.

Sewing a Zipper Pouch Tutorial

That's it :) There you have it, your own hand sewed zipper pouch.

Sewing a Zipper Pouch Tutorial

What are you going to fill your pouch with? I am using mine to carry my make up stuff on travel.
 Hope this tutorial was helpful. Please leave your comments. 
Thank you for stopping by.

4 comments:

  1. I was going to Google search for one of these tutes today. This is perfect. Thanks for sharing on Inspire Us Thursday!

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  2. Great Tutorial. Thanks for sharing. Beautiful colors too.

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