This is a nice, quick tutorial for beginners and pros alike! Not only are zipper pouches easy to make, but they’re practical as well. They make great little clutch purses, or make up bags, or storage for art supplies (or whatever else you want to use them for)!
Click below to watch a video version of the tutorial, or keep scrolling for a photo/text tutorial.
Here we go!
Collect your materials. You’ll need an outer fabric and a lining fabric, plus a zipper. I’m also adding a wristlet strap, but you could customize yours in lots of ways. You could add a keyring or swivel hook on the end of the strap, or you could skip the strap. Add a pocket or handles. Go crazy! You can also play with the size and dimensions.
The dimensions I used are as follows (and incidentally fit my Nook quite nicely):
- cut two outer fabric rectangles 9.5″ wide and 6.5″ long
- cut two lining fabric rectangles 9.5″ wide and 6.5″ long
- cut one outer fabric strap rectangle 12″ wide and 3″ long
- the zipper should be at least 3 inches longer than the width of the bag (so in my case, 13″ or longer)
I have interfaced my outer fabric, but only because it’s a stretch fabric, and I really don’t want it to stretch. Otherwise, interfacing is optional! Continue reading…