Sunday 19 May 2013

Boxed Zipper Pouch

I tackled my first ever zipper project, a boxed pouch. I have a specific plan for the zipper pouch, and so I can't show you the finished version until after the person I'm giving it to opens it, but I did decide I should make a practice one first. I grabbed some fabrics from the stash, a zipper I had picked up specifically because I knew I wanted a trial run, and go to town using this tutorial from Pretty Modern.

Here is a series of pictures documenting my progress:

The finished pouch!

It was immediately gifted to my daughter who filled it with her "treasures." It was actually really simple to make, and I like the results immensely. (Plus my first zipper!) I don't like that turning the bag right side out ends up with a wrinkled outer pouch, though, and I decided to use an extra layer of fusible on the "real" pouch to make it a bit stiffer. Look for the post after the recipient gets it!



  1. Love this! That's for the great directions and photos.

  2. I have a pouch like this that I use as a toiletry bag. It got REALLY wrinkled, so for a while I didn't want to use it, but then I realized that I was going to stuff it so full (All of my nail polish, deodorant, hair brush, toothpaste, some other things go into that bag, then I have another that has my makeup and toothbrush in a separate pocket all by itself.) that it doesn't really make a difference that if it was empty, it'd be wrinkled still. Food for thought!

  3. That's funny. I've just bought a batch of zips to test out my skills as a zipstress! I had in mind a similar project to yours. I want to master zips as so many projects have them and it a bit restrictive when you can't use them! Thanks for the tutorial. Your bag looks very cute! Xx

  4. That's very cute, and I like the shape of it.

  5. Good job! So cute! I love making these as gifts for my family and friends. I think everyone in my immediate circle has one now! I finally made one for myself :) These are so fun to make, I predict you will become addicted! Stopping by from Sew Darn Crafty Linky Party. Looking forward to see what you create next!

  6. Really cute pouch! I really like the fabric you used!

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