How to Sew a Simple Lined Zipper Pouch (Bag)

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Lined Zipper Pouch

This tutorial by Needlepointers.com will show you how to make a simple lined zipper pouch.

Watch the video and read the instructions to learn how.



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WHAT YOUR WILL NEED:

Zipper
Two Coordinating Fabrics
Thread
Sewing Machine

INSTRUCTIONS

STEP 1: CUTTING FABRIC
Cut two pieces of fabric for the outside of the pouch and two pieces of fabric for the lining. The size of the fabric will be determined by the size of the zipper. The width of the fabrics should be the exact length of the zipper tape. The length of the fabric will be whatever length you want but add 3/4" to the measurement.

For the video demonstration, the zipper tape measured 8 1/2" and I wanted a pouch about 5" in length. So, I cut my fabric 8 1/2" x 5 3/4".

STEP 2: SANDWICH THE FABRICS AND ZIPPER
Sandwich the outer fabric, zipper and lining fabric, by placing one outer fabric right side up.

Unzip the zipper a little and align and pin the zipper, with pull side down, around the raw edge of the outer fabric.

Place one lining fabric, right side down, aligning along the same edge as the outer fabric and zipper. Pin in place.

STEP 3: SEWING SANDWICHED FABRIC
Attach the zipper foot to the sewing machine.

Line up the edge of the presser foot with the edge of the fabric, straight stitch backtacking at the beginning.

When you get close to the zipper pull, with the needle in the down position, lift the presser foot, rezip the zipper and continue sewing, backtacking at the end.

STEP 4: REPEAT STEP 2 AND 3
Sandwich other outer fabric, zipper and lining fabric in the same manner as steps 2 & 3. You can sew the sandwiched fabric together in either direction.

Lined Zipper Pouch

STEP 5: IRON AND TOPSTITCH
Iron outer fabric and lining fabric away from zipper. Do not touch nylon or polyester zippers while ironing because zipper may melt.

Topstitch fabric on either side of zipper close to fabric edge.

Lined Zipper Pouch

Lined Zipper Pouch

STEP 6: MATCHING OUTER FABRIC AND LINING

Open zipper about 3/4 of the way. NOTE: THIS IS A VERY IMPORTANT. If you do not open the zipper, you will not be able to turn the pouch right side out.

Start with outer fabric, place right sides together and pin.

Lined Zipper Pouch

When you get to the zipper, match outer fabric at the zipper and fold the zipper teeth toward the lining.

Lined Zipper Pouch

Pin lining fabrics together.

Lined Zipper Pouch

STEP 7: SEWING POUCH

Sew around the fabrics using a 1/2" seam allowance leaving an opening at the bottom of the lining.

The opening should be large enough to insert your hand.

Lined Zipper Pouch

STEP 8: TURN RIGHT SIDE OUT & STITCH OPENING

Before turning pouch right side out, clip corners.

Insert hand into open and turn pouch right side out.

Push out corners with a point turner.

Top stitch the opening closed.

Lined Zipper Pouch

Push lining inside pouch.

Ta-Da! The pouch is finished.

Lined Zipper Pouch

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