Flat Zipper Pouch

This is a classic zipper pouch! It is a great project to start sewing zippers if you want to learn. These make great pencil bags. They are also fun to fill and give as gifts.

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This is also a fun project to use decorative stitching on. I love adding a cute stitch to the contrasting bottom panel.

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This is a flat pouch, kind of like a pencil pouch. So, it does not stand up on its own.

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That said, it still holds quite a bit!

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You can easily adjust the size of the rectangles to make the bag as bid or small as you would like.

The bag I made has final dimensions of approximately 6 x 9 inches.

Supplies

Two 7 x 10 inch rectangles for the lining fabric

Two 7 x 10 inch rectangles of lightweight fusible interfacing (optional)

Two 4.5 x 10 inch rectangles for the outside TOP fabric

Two 3.5 x 10 inch rectangles for the outside BOTTOM fabric

One 11 inch Zipper

Here is the free pattern if you would like it.

Flat Zipper Pouch Pattern by learncreatesew

DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS:

QUICK OVERVIEW:

2 thoughts on “Flat Zipper Pouch

  1. Shirley says:

    I am new to sewing. When you choose your material does it matter what it’s made out of or does that material you iron onto the back make any material good enough? Thanks.

    • SewEvermore says:

      Thanks for your question! Cotton fabric would be best for this project, especially if you are just beginning to sew. It is the easiest to work with, you can iron it, and holds its shape really well. I would avoid any fabrics that are stretchy, silky, or really heavy. I hope this helps!

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