Zip Pouches PDF Sewing Pattern | Sew zipper storage bags in 3 sizes with this intermediate sewing project tutorial.


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Make zipper pouch storage bags in three different sizes using this simple sewing pattern.

These zipper pouches feature darts at the bottom for depth and a front embellishment piece for visual interest. Use this piece to show off some of your favorite fabrics and buttons.

The embellishment can also be left off so you can use the main pattern pieces to make basic zipper pouches. Another mod is to skip sewing the darts and have flat zipper pouches.

The zipper installation in this pattern is my favorite way of sewing zippers because it allows the pouch to open fairly wide. One end of the zipper is covered, while the top end is bent back and sent into the seam. This helps it open wider than a zipper with two covered ends.

This sewing pattern is a paper and ink friendly 9-pages: 5-pages of text & color photo instructions + 4-pages of black & white pattern pieces. Instructions are written in English.

Intermediate Sewing Pattern: You are comfortable and fairly confident sewing and have some experience with zippers.

Supplies (Materials You Provide):
• ¼ yard exterior fabric (40” wide)
• ¼ yard lining fabric (40” wide)
• ¼ yard fusible interfacing (20” wide) - Pellon SF101
• ¼ yard fusible fleece (45” wide) - Pellon 987F
• (1) All-Purpose Polyester Zipper - Small - 6”+, Medium/Large - 8”+
• Buttons in your desired size and quantity
• Ruler
• Fabric marking pen or chalk
• Basic sewing supplies/notions - machine, scissors, etc.

Approximate Finished Dimensions (h x w x d):
Small: 3.75” x 5” x 1” (9.5cm x 13cm x 2.5cm)
Medium: 4.5” x 6.75” x 1.5” (11.5cm x 17cm x 4cm)
Tall: 7” x 6.75” x 1.75” (18cm x 17cm x 4.5cm)

Sew It & Sell It: Pouches made using this pattern can be sold in your own online store, local boutiques, craft fairs, etc. Please offer Michelle Patterns design credit in written descriptions.

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Average review
Mar 16, 2018 by swtpeadesigns
Love the pattern. Thank you
Sep 5, 2017 by ladamus50
Dec 28, 2016 by Sophie Dallest
I made a cute zippered pouch (tall size) for my aunt for her birthday. It's a nice size to put a few cosmetics in and throw in your purse. I would definitely say this is not a beginner pattern as stated in the listing. I've been sewing for a few years now (about 5 years) and I had to re-read a lot of the zipper installing part. I have installed zippers just not this particular method. I do love the pattern and I'm sure I will be able to finish it faster next time now that I know what to do! :)
Nov 15, 2016 by Katie K.
Love this easy to use pattern! I'm making some this week!
Aug 11, 2016 by Kathy Yutzy

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