DIY Zipper Pouch Sewing Tutorial
DIY Zipper Pouch Sewing Tutorial

Hi, I’m Clara from Online Fabric Store. Zipper pouches are handy to have around for carrying or
organizing many different items from cosmetics and jewelry to phones and
technology accessories. This is an easy project and also a good
introduction to zippers. So let’s get started. The materials you’ll need are: An outside fabric, this is Premier Prints Rosa Flamingo, a fabric for the lining, I’m using Premier Prints Polka Dot Candy Pink/White, interfacing (which is optional), thread, a cutting mat and rotary cutter or
scissors, a zipper, a fabric marker, and a ruler. First, I’m going to cut the outer and
inner fabric and the interfacing. This zipper is five inches long, which
will be the width of the pouch, and it will be 4 inches tall. I’ll be using a 3/8 inch seam allowance, so add that amount (times 2) to your measurements. In total, the outer and lining pieces are 4 and 3/4 by 5 and 3/4 inches. You can use the first piece you cut as a
template for the rest of the pieces. Interfacing is optional but it makes the pouch sturdier. A medium-weight interfacing works well
or if you want a little padding, try a fleece interfacing like this. If you’re using a fusible interfacing, meaning it can be ironed on, I like to cut it to the finished size of the pouch, so 4 by 5 inches. This will cut down on the bulk at the seams and corners. To reduce the bulk even more, cut off the corners. Lay the outer fabric wrong side up and place the interfacing in the center with the shiny fusible side down. Hold the iron in place for a couple of seconds, then move it to fuse the rest of the piece. Turn the fabric over and press the front slowly. Turn it back over and make sure the edges are well attached. Repeat for the other outer piece. Next, I’m going to attach to the zipper to
the outer and lining pieces. First, add the seam allowance of 3/8 of an inch to the ends of the zipper and mark it. Lay down the lining fabric right side up. Place the zipper face up along the top edge of the lining so that the marks are lined up with the edges of the fabric. Then place the outer fabric on top. With the zipper foot on your sewing machine, sew down the edge with a 3/8 inch seam allowance. Backstitch at the beginning and the end. Make sure the edges of the fabrics and the zipper are all lined up as you go. When you get close to the zipper pull, stop, lift the needle and the presser foot, move the zipper pull up, and then continue sewing to the end. Open up the fabric to find the other
side of the zipper and repeat, layering the fabric and zipper like before. Iron the seams where the fabric attaches to the zipper. To create a nice finished look, I’m going to topstitch about 1/8 of an inch from the edge. Again, you might have to lift the foot and re-position the zipper pull. Next, I’m going to sew the whole thing together. Make sure the zipper is about 3/4 of the way open or else you won’t be able to turn the pouch right side out. Position the fabric so the right sides of the outer fabric are facing each other, and same for the lining. I’m going to sew around the edges but leave about a 3 inch opening at the bottom of the lining fabric. Make sure the fabric is folded so that
the edges of the zipper are pointing towards the lining side. Also take note of where the metal parts of the zipper are, so you don’t hit them with the needle. Put the regular foot back on your sewing machine. The trickiest part is sewing where the zipper is, so I like to start there. Start sewing a little before the zipper and sew across it. Continue sewing down the lining. When you reach the corner, lift the foot and pivot 90 degrees. Sew a little more, but remember to stop for the opening. Go to the other side of the zipper and repeat. Now come back to the outer fabric side and sew the rest of the way around. Clip all the corners close to the stitches. Also cut off any excess fabric and the ends of the zipper. Next, turn the pouch right side out by pulling it through the hole. Then push out the corners To close the hole, I’m just going to machine sew it since it’s not going to be seen on the inside of the pouch. Tuck the lining inside the pouch. Give it one final ironing, and it’s done. Here’s the finished zipper pouch. They also make great gifts because they’re so versatile. Thanks for watching this OFS project!

70 thoughts on “DIY Zipper Pouch Sewing Tutorial”

  1. vickimargolis says:

    Nicely done, and it is as easy as she says!

  2. Mama Loves the Beach! says:

    Great tutorial!

  3. says:

    Fun gifts all year round:–M&list=PLJaX2D8UTb3XPmagcmJrM6C6A0UV9-Xdl #DIY   #handmade   #Accessories  

  4. Zombie Baby says:

    I say this in every video I like but I am gonna try this as soon as I get sone time lol nice video 🙂

  5. Tinks Sherriff says:

    What where the measurements again?

  6. fidottt says:

    thank you for this tutorial!! i'm excited to try ^^

  7. Karin SmoothSewing says:

    We Love your video I would love make these with my group

  8. CraftyChica says:

    These are cute! I always can use a zippered pouch. 🙂

  9. Crystal Shelton says:

    Perfect paci pouches!!! Thank you!!!

  10. Tishatti says:

    Great tutorial! I'm new to this. One question plz. When you cut off the corners before turning right side out, you say to trim off the excess zipper fabric. Do you trim off both ends, including the zipper pull end?

  11. suesue929 says:

    thanks for showing us this.  really helpful and nice project to do.  thank you

  12. Kathleen Nibte says:

    What kind off sewing machine did you use in this video

  13. Flower Queen says:

    what type of fabric that you use

  14. sunnysmiles777 says:

    That looks so easy ~ I'm going to have to make a few!! Thank you for sharing!

  15. Moon Flower says:

    What is Interfacing?

  16. Love to learn Maryland says:

    Great Job!! Thanks for the great Video!

  17. womandragonfly5 says:

    Great video and you explained things beautifully. I have been making larger 9" zipper pouches …a lot of them and I did learn something from your tutorial ! Thanks for thew tip on the fusible interfacing . My bags will be even more fantastic now !

  18. countybunkin6591 says:

    Can someone please help me? I like the pouches that have some strong stiffness to
    them, not the flimsy ones. When I used interfacing, even the fusible interfacing, the
    pouches were still flimsy, especially if I use fat quarter type fabric. I tried using canvas
    as the lining and that wrinkles and is too hard. Can you suggest a stiff interfacing and
    tell me the name/number for it please.

  19. countybunkin6591 says:


  20. kurt galapin says:

    like zipper pouch

  21. Johna Hart says:

    Thanks…this video is the best for a zippered pouch that I've seen.

  22. Shalini Agrawal says:


  23. coasterkat says:

    Thank you! Also a great way to use up scrap fabric!

  24. Evelyn J. Amponsah says:

    Great Tutorial..Thanks for sharing.

  25. Senalti says:


  26. Usuario Personal says:

    tan bonita esa cartuchera

  27. Nhla Kodr says:


  28. Eu Sei says:

    Very well explained and easy to follow. Thanks for sharing!

  29. Claire Sophia says:

    I love it, that is so cute and thank you for the instructions, it helps a lot! 🙂

  30. HearThis7Alpha says:


  31. SALES RPM says:


  32. Sa Sa says:

    thank you, this helps alot

  33. Sa Sa says:

    thank you, this helps alot.

  34. countybunkin6591 says:

    Can you please tell me the name of the marking pen you are using?

  35. Eusebio Sabornido says:

    what do you call to your cut. ? and where to buy it? or is it okay to use scissors?

  36. Barbra says:

    When I make zipper pouches, the lining is too bulky inside when finished. How do you avoid this problem? I tried making the lining 1/8” more narrow on the width and length of the pouch and it still isn’t solving the problem, when I increased it to ¼” it was too tight.

  37. Tracey Lafontaine says:

    is there a way to make it with waterproof fabrics, that are just as stylist.

  38. shubham bansal says:


  39. Denisa Gabriela says:


  40. karebearvan says:

    thanks so much for this! just made myself a zippered pouch to carry my phone/creditcard/keys. worked well 🙂

  41. AtomicXSquad says:

    i dont have a sewing machine :/ lol and its looks difficult. but i really want to make one!

  42. lulu Alpapara says:

    thank you:-)
    just made one, following your tutorial made it easy:-)

  43. Саша Егорова says:


  44. DIPU Sadhu says:

    not good very hard the worst video I have ever seen

  45. HRD Heather 77 says:


  46. Step It Up With Cheryle says:

    What if my machine doesn't have a zipper foot? Am I still able to sew on the zipper with a regular presser foot?

  47. sethea Sweetforever says:

    Nice one thanks it's very helpful. ..keep up a good job. .

  48. Definitely Not Miku says:

    You make it look so easy

  49. Sue Nuckles says:

    I love making zipper pouches. It's a great way to use scraps.

  50. Jessie Wheat says:

    Thanks. Very nice tutorial.

  51. Myel and Zoie's World says:

    Hi! May I know what kind of fabric you use? Thank you

  52. Charles Gabriel Dela Rosa says:

    what is the measurement of fabric?

  53. Vicki Bell says:

    Nice job with the tutorial. Very thorough. Easy Peasy! Looking for a tutorial including the little fabric pieces that finish off each end of the zipper, ya know … ? Also would like to add boxed bottom. Maybe you could help?

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  55. Anjana Kandulana says:

    so nice mam

  56. M B says:

    Finally!! A video that contains instructional details! Thank you!

  57. Dipali Panvalkar says:

    What is material u use for stiffness?

  58. Rosa Maria Salcedo says:

    Which brand of interface did you use and does online fabric store carry the interface?

  59. Sreedevi Sitharthan says:

    very nice and wonderful work

  60. Cynthia Thomas says:

    For those of us who Don't have a sewing machine -it would be nice if someone could do this and show how to do it by hand.

  61. Ingrid Coke says:

    Great demo…you make everything look easy.

  62. Anbu Incometax says:

    I did not understand this

  63. Ludy Palomo says:

    Solo viendo su viveo entiendo me encanto soy mexicana pero esta super detallada la imajen fabuloso

  64. ControlAltDelLeft says:

    Silly question.
    What was that marker you used to draw on fabric?

  65. syed sibt e akber zaidi says:


  66. general comments says:

    Best part is you can make exactly the size you need. I've been looking for. a key pouch but they are either too big or too expensive. LOVE the fact I can customize this. Thanks SO much for sharing this!!

  67. Mary Jane Steinbrecher says:

    Precise instructions, just what I need. Ty😁

  68. rls161 says:

    music was too loud and distracting, slow down a bit and it would be better!

  69. Frannie Phelps says:

    Great instructions

  70. small footprint says:

    You make it look easy. I'll give it a try. Thanks for posting.

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