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Simple Lined Zipper Pouch Tutorial (Bag)

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

Even if you have never put in a zipper, you can do this!  This zipper is easy.  This pouch is completely lined with no raw seams exposed. 

Pouches and bags can be used for many purposes - like holding makeup and personal items in your purse. To use to stuff household items.

Watch the video and read the instructions to learn how to this bag.Lined Zipper Pouch - fb


Printable PDF Version - Keep reading for a free version of this tutorial. If you would like to purchase an ad free printable version of this tutorial, please visit our Etsy Shop listing for Simple Lined Zipper Pouch Tutorial (Bag). For a small fee, you can purchase a PDF downloadable version of this tutorial.


Watch our video tutorial below or click the link if you prefer to watch Simple Lined Zipper Pouch Tutorial (Bag) in Youtube.


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WHAT YOUR WILL NEED for the lined zipper pouch

  • Zipper
  • Two Coordinating Fabrics
  • Thread
  • Sewing Machine
Lined Zipper Pouch Inside Showing the inside of the lined pouch.  No raw seams are showing inside.

INSTRUCTIONS for a simple lined zipper pouch

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.Lined Zipper Pouch Supplies

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.Lined Zipper Pouch Pin Zipper

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

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 close to the zipper edge, backtacking at the beginning.Lined Zipper Pouch Sew Along Zipper

When you get close to the zipper pull, with the needle in the down position, lift the presser foot, zip the zipper closed, and continue sewing, backtacking at the end.Lined Zipper Pouch Zip Zipper Closed

STEP 4: REPEAT STEPS 2 AND 3 For other side of zipper

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 - Fabrics

 STEP 5: IRON AND TOPSTITCH 

Iron outer fabric and lining fabric away from the zipper. Do not touch nylon or polyester zippers while ironing because zippers may melt.

Topstitch fabric on either side of the zipper close to the fabric edge.Lined Zipper Pouch - Topstitch around zipper

 

STEP 6: MATCHING OUTER FABRIC AND LINING

Open zipper about 3/4 of the way.

NOTE: THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT. If you do not open the zipper, you will not be able to turn the pouch right side out.Lined Zipper Pouch Open Zipper Three Quarters

Start with outer fabric, place right sides together, and pin.Lined Zipper Pouch - Match fabrics

When you get to the zipper, match the outer fabric at the zipper and fold the zipper teeth toward the lining.Lined Zipper Pouch - Fold Fabric

Continue with pinning the lining fabrics together.Lined Zipper Pouch - Pin Fabrics

The pinned bag is ready to be sewn.Lined Zipper Pouch Pin Right Sides Together

STEP 7: SEWING Lined Zipper POUCH

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

The opening should be large enough to insert your hand.

STEP 8: TURN RIGHT SIDE OUT & STITCH OPENING

Before turning the pouch right side out, clip corners.Lined Zipper Pouch Clip Corners

Insert your hand into opening and turn the pouch right side out.

Push out corners with a point-turner.Lined Zipper Pouch Poke Corners

Fold in the seams of the unfinished lining edge. Topstitch the opening closed.Lined Zipper Pouch - Topstitch

 Push lining inside the pouch and your pouch is finished.Lined Zipper Pouch Finished Bag

These pouches are so quick and easy to make, you can sew a bunch in an hour or so.  These make wonderful gifts!Lined Zipper Pouch - Complete

Printable PDF Version - If you would like to purchase an ad free printable version of this tutorial, please visit our Etsy Shop listing for Simple Lined Zipper Pouch Tutorial (Bag). For a small fee, you can purchase a PDF downloadable version of this tutorial.



QUESTIONS?

If you have any questions about this project, contact us through the YouTube Video comments or our Contact Us page. We respond to questions in e-mails and YouTube comments regularly.

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