Easy Zipper pouch tutorial

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Materials needed
Zip in co-ordinationg colour to fabric- 8'' or 10'' long
cut x2 outside fabric cut to 9''x 6 1/2''
cut x2 lining fabric cut to 9'' x 6 1/2''
Thread
Zipper foot and normal sewing foot


Place outside fabric facing up once you have cut it to the size you need it


Place zip facing down. If you have a zip that is too long it can be sewn over and cut down


Then place lining fabric on top- they should all line up at the top.


Pin and sew 1/4'' using a zipper foot along the top edge.


The zip will need to be moved at some point when you are sewing. Just before you are near to it- keep the needle in the down position- lift the foot- zip the zipper past where you are working (away from you)- put foot down and continue sewing the length of the zip.


I couldn't decide what colour zip to use but choose the white with this fabric. It should look like this when you open it out after you have sewn along the edge.


Now repeat with the other side of the zip placing and pinning outside fabric, zip and lining and sew together. It should look like this below.

Outside
Inside
Next step it to pin outside fabrics together and inside fabrics together. NOTE- you will need to open the zipper up to half way. This makes it much easier turning it all back in the right way after you have sewn around the edges.


Sew 1/4'' around the outside and make sure you leave an opening in the lining fabric. Trim off corners


Now turn it in the right way.


Press and pin closed the gap once you have pushed out all the corners. Sew the gap closed.


Now you can push the lining and you have a fully lined zipper pouch!



Super easy and quick to make. These make great gifts and handy for storage, pencils and other small items!!!
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2 comments:

  1. I'm glad you trimmed those corners young lady!!!!

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  2. Great tutorial! This was my first time sewing anything with zippers and this was easy to follow. I made two pencil cases for my nephews and they look great!

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