Zipper pouches are a quick and easy project, perfect for beginners. Organize your stuff – whether it is in your purse, bag or backpack, your sewing, quilting and embroidery projects or even in your office! Seriously, these are super quick – you can make a zipper pouch in 20 minutes. This is a lined zipper pouch tutorial. All you need is some fabric and a zipper. We’ve put together this step-by-step zipper pouch tutorial.
Make zipper pouches in different sizes! Use pretty much any size zipper and cut your fabrics to the sizes you’d like. To have the zipper go across the top with no excess fabric, cut your fabric 1″ wider than the actual teeth of the zipper. So that your pouch isn’t too deep for the opening, cut your fabric about 1/2 of the total width PLUS 2 – 3″. Here are sizes I like to use:
- 4-inch zipper, cut fabrics 5″ wide x 4″ high for a finished pouch 4″ x 3″
- 9-inch zipper, cut fabrics 10″ wide x 7″ high for a finished pouch 9″ x 6″
- 12-inch zipper, cut fabrics 13″ wide x 8″ high for a finished pouch 12 x 7″
You can use up to four (4) fabrics and have some fun. Make these zipper pouches for gifts, or use as gift wrap for small items. Pick a bright and cheerful color and design for the lining. Stay away from white or light colors – they get dirty fast.
Are zipper pouches washable?
Yes! I prewash all of my fabrics before I use them, so I don’t need to worry about shrinkage. Just toss in the washer and dryer, if your pouch gets dirty. Stubborn stains? Pretreat with a stain remover before washing.