how to make a zipper pouch

By Hatun Comak Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Let's have a break and work on something quick and simple. Zipper pouches are perfect items to work on. Everyone needs them. They are useful. You can make one for yourself or as a gift. As mothers' day approaches, why not make a gift for your mom or moms around you.
There are dozens of tutorials on the net. Mine is a bit different, quicker and easy to make. I have it on my own style. I hope you'll like it and find it useful. If it is not, please let me know so that I can make the tutorial in another way.
Here we go!!


  • Cut two pieces of fabric measuring 9"x12" , one for outer and one for lining. You will also need 9" zipper. For the outer piece, I appliqued a little owl, with a little touch of a patchworker. For another pouch, which is down the page, I appliqued a sailboat. You can make a little touch of yours.

  • Fold the 9" side of the both fabrics through the wrong side with 1/2" and press with iron. Then place the lining wrong side up, put the zipper on the folded part and place the outer fabric right side up. Have a look at the picture above to have a better understanding.

  • Pin the three layers and if you like you may baste it. I sew without basting though. You sew the three layers together; outer, zipper and lining.

  • You do the same process for the other side of the zipper, you pin both outer, zipper and lining together and before sewing, do not forget to open the zipper or else you won't be able to sew it.

  • When you finish sewing it, turn the inside out to sew the left and right edge. Before sewing, draw 2" squares to both down edges and cut the squares.

  • Sew along the left and right sides of the pouch. 

  •  Fold the corners as in the picture and sew both the corners.

  • When you finish sewing, turn the rightside of the pouch. Here it is!

Zipper pouches are easy to make and practical. Everybody needs them. So you can make zipper pouches for yourself and people around.
Hatun Çomak

I'm Hatun from Turkiye. I love quilting and patchwork and this is my patchworld. I share my projects, process, patterns and tutorials here in my blog. .