Turn your fear of zippers and bags into a thing of the past. I’m here today to give you a cute, FREE tutorial for making a zipper pouch in no time flat We couldn’t get enough of the new Canvas At Home Collection by Bonnie & Camille for Moda Fabrics. It’s such a great quality fabric that will hold up after use making it the perfect pair for this tutorial. The finished pouch measures approximately 5″ X 9″. Let’s gather our materials and get started!
(UPDATE May 9, 2022 – You can find step-by-step instructions in this video, with a better way to attach your zipper than the instructions listed below.)
- Super Easy Zipper Pouch Sewing Tutorial Free PDF
- 1/3 yard or two 10″ squares of fabric (We used At Home Canvas Fabric)
- Heat ‘n Bond Ultrahold
- Chartreuse 24″ Handbag Zipper
- Wonder Clips
- Rotary Cutter
Click on the photos below to enlarge them.
We hope you enjoyed this tutorial and we can’t wait to see how your pouch turns out. Be sure to use #FQSDIYPouch and share it on social media.
I wondered myself. There are tips on each picture if you click on it, but I can’t figure out how to save it and print 🤷🏻♀️ Does 3/4 yard seem like a lot of fabric to make a 5×9 zipper bag?
The instructions say you need 10″ square of each outside, lining and heat and bond.
You’re right, Marge. I think my math was off and you don’t need that much fabric. I adjusted the amounts.
Thanks Kate! Math was never my strong suit, but 3/4 yard seemed like a lot.
Tap each picture and it will show the instructions for that step.
Diane, I’m sorry but we don’t have a PDF for this. All the instructions are with the photos, which you can see full size if you click on each photo.
I find it very hard to get the zipper end on, I have had to re trim the edges multiple times and still have not been able to get it put on
I made a few of these without cutting the zipper tab off. If a long 24” zipper is used like instructions suggest, just have the OPEN end of the zipper hang off one edge about 1”, then it’s pretty easy to sew in the zipper and topstitch.
Is it best to use the canvas fabric for the zipper pouch or can I use a layer cake?
I have made several of these with my Tula Pink layer cakes. Instead of the Heat n Bond, I used pellon fusible fleece on the outside square only. They came out great.