DIY Not? Zipper Pouch

Posted on July 6, 2017 by Molly Hannelly
Zipper Pouch

Zipper Pouch

I've been in desperate need of organization lately. I am a mess, a hot mess of course, but still a mess. So, I decided to start with my purse and created this little zipper pouch to hold my lip gloss, travel-sized mascara, and bobby pins. It's super cute and super easy, and the electric turquoise vinyl I used for the outside really stands out, making it easy to find when rooting around in a dark purse. All you need are two complementary fabrics and a zipper!

Fabrics & materials used:

Red Clay Floral Printed Cotton Voile

Red Clay Floral Printed Cotton Voile

Scuba Blue Wrinkled Faux Patent Leather with a Green Fabric Backing

Scuba Blue Wrinkled Faux Patent Leather with a Green Fabric Backing

Orange Metal Zipper with a Gold Pull and Teeth - 4.5

Orange Metal Zipper with a Gold Pull and Teeth - 4.5"

Instructions

First, I sewed the zipper onto the fabric. I laid the vinyl, which would be the outside of the pouch, face up and the zipper face down on the left side of the fabric, the two edges lined up.

Zipper face down, vinyl face up

Zipper face down, vinyl face up

Then, I laid the cotton voile, the lining, face down over the zipper, again lining up the edges.

Cotton voile layered over the zipper

Cotton voile layered over the zipper

I sewed along the edge, sewing together the outside, the zipper, and the lining.

Zipper sewn in

Zipper sewn in

The next thing I had to do was sew the zipper in on the other side. I pulled the vinyl around and clipped it to the zipper, again with the faces together. I did the same with the lining, face to the back of the zipper.

Clipping the fabric to the zipper

Clipping the fabric to the zipper

Then, I sewed them all together, creating two tubes.

Sewn Tubes

Sewn tubes

After this, I flipped the lining to the outside so I could sew the bottom part.

Flipped inside out

Flipped inside out

I sewed along the bottom, where the zipper sits when open. I trimmed the excess fabric to keep it looking clean.

Sewn at the bottom

Sewn at the bottom

Here comes the trickiest part. Not because it's actually difficult, but because it's a little hard to explain. Take the pouch, and pinch the top side together horizontally so that the zipper is on it's own side.

Clipped horizontally

Clipped horizontally

Top view

Top view

Zipper on its own side

Zipper on its own side

I sewed along the top edge, and then trimmed the fabric again. I opened the zipper, flipped it around again, and there it was! My very own triangular makeup pouch.

Cute pouch is cute!

Cute pouch is cute!

Make your own in a variety of shapes and colors, and don't forget to show me in the comments! What would you do differently?

 

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