let’s make some zipper pouches!
This is a lined basic zipper pouch tutorial that is great for beginners!
They are great for everything!
To begin you need four pieces each measuring 6.5″ tall by 8″ wide. A front, back and two lining pieces. If you’re going to add a label, do that first. And you need a zipper, about 8″ long.
Lay your zipper face down on the front piece.
Sandwich it in with the lining piece. Your front piece and lining piece will be right sides together. Pin it up.
Stitch at 1/4″ with a straight stitch.
This is what you’ll have.
Press the front piece.
Topstitch close to the edge.
Repeat with the back and second lining pieces. You’ll make a stack that looks like this:
When you’ve topstitched both pieces, your pouch will look like this:
Open the zipper.
Pin back and front right sides together and lining pieces right sides together. The end of the zipper should be pinned to the lining pieces.
Sew it up with a 1/2″ seam allowance, leaving a few inches open at the bottom of the lining.
Trim the bag down to 1/4″ and clip the corners. Then turn it right side out. Press and pin the opening in the bottom edge of the lining.
Sew it up with a straight stitch, backstitching at each end.
Push the lining to the inside and you’re all done!