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:

Pocket (Gift Card) Pouch

With the fabric I had left over from the Toilet Paper Drawstring bag, I wanted to make another little project. A gift card pouch seemed perfect!

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I had enough fabric to make the pouch in two sizes.

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The smaller pouch is perfect for gift cards, and the larger pouch can hold items that are a little longer.

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They are super easy to make, 1/10 on the difficulty scale. They don’t take much fabric, they’re very fast, and make great gifts!

Pocket Pouch Pattern by learncreatesew

I made two videos for this project. The first include detailed instructions and explanations for each step.

Detailed Instructions:

The second is a quick overview if you already know the basics 🙂

Quick Overview:

Pencil Pouch Instructions

Who doesn’t love a great little clutch pouch? Here is a tutorial for a quick and easy pencil pouch.

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You can make two pouches with just 1/4 yard of fabric. It is also a great way to use that scrap fabric that you may have laying around the house.

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TWO OPTIONS:

There are two tutorial options of the pouch available.

Option 1: The “Easy” option has a standard zipper installation and raw edges inside the bag. Difficulty level 3/10. You need to know how to use a zipper foot. The project also has lining and interfacing.

Easy Pencil Pouch Instructions

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Option 2: The regular tutorial provides options for a decorative zipper as well as detailed instructions for hidden and bound seams. Difficulty level 4/10.

Pencil Pouch Instructions with Options

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Happy Sewing!