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Jungle Jalopy Zippered Pouch Pattern

Posted by  ·  November 24, 2014  ·  Last Updated: May 21, 2016

This  Jungle Jalopy zippered pouch pattern makes a cute car shaped bag perfect for keeping all those tiny toys together! Since kids love having a way to store and bring along their favorite toys and trinkets it will be a well used and loved handmade gift!

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 Zippered Pouch Pattern

Jungle Jalopy Zippered Pouch
Hi, there, fellow sewing enthusiasts! This is Bonnie from Sew Fishsticks and Fishsticks Designs. I’m so excited to be back here again to share a new sewing tutorial! I’ve been sharing some ideas on my blog recently for ways that you can combine a quick handmade project with a small store-bought item to put together a thoughtful gift that will be appreciated by the receiver. This little bag goes right along with that theme. Stitch up a Jungle Jalopy Zippered Bag, add a package of toy animals, and you’ll make any little one happy!

Jungle Jalopy Zippered Pouch

Supplies for a zippered pouch pattern

2 fat quarters (one each for inner and outer top)
Scraps for the outer bottom and windows
1/4 yard lightweight fusible interfacing
Steam a Seam or another fusible web
One 9″ or longer all-purpose zipper

How to make a zippered pouch

Print the zippered pouch pattern pieces found here: The Jungle Jalopy Zippered Bag. (Be sure to print “actual size” and check the measurement of the 2 1/2″ square.) Cut out two of each pattern piece. Be sure to cut one, then cut the second reversed. You’ll also need a 9″ or longer all-purpose zipper. The included seam allowance is 1/4″.

Jungle Jalopy Zippered Pouch
Sew the bottom panels to the top outer pieces. Press the seam allowance open.

Jungle Jalopy Zippered Pouch
Iron the windows to each side using fusible web. I used Steam a Seam 2.

Jungle Jalopy Zippered Pouch
Once the windows are ironed on, topstitch around each side about 1/8″ from the edges. Iron the finished front pieces to lightweight fusible interfacing.

Jungle Jalopy Zippered Pouch
To prepare the zipper, place the top edge of the zipper right side down on the shorter zipper tab so that the right sides are facing.

Jungle Jalopy Zippered Pouch
Pin in place and stitch across several times about 1/8″ beyond the metal zipper stop.

Jungle Jalopy Zippered Pouch
Trim the seam allowance to 1/4″. Fold the fabric out at that end of the zipper and lay it out flat with the top facing you. Trim the tab to 1 1/2″ in length. Measure 8” from the seam and trim zipper at that point.

Jungle Jalopy Zippered Pouch
Line your second zipper tab up at the cut point with right sides facing. Sew across, back- and forward-stitching a few times to secure the end of the zipper. Fold the fabric out away from the zipper.

Jungle Jalopy Zippered Pouch
Place the outer piece that faces to the right (the one shown in the photo) in front of you with the right side facing up. Place the zipper right side down along the top edge of the outer piece with the zipper stop facing the front of the jalopy. Line up the raw edge of the zipper 1/2″ from the center of the curve.

Jungle Jalopy Zippered Pouch
Place the matching inner right side down on top of the zipper and outer piece, sandwiching the zipper between. Line up the raw edges and begin pinning along the top edge.

Jungle Jalopy Zippered Pouch
Clip the edge of the zipper when you get to the curve.

Jungle Jalopy Zippered Pouch
Continue pinning the pieces together.

Jungle Jalopy Zippered Pouch
Using your machine’s zipper foot, sew the zipper in using a 1/4” seam allowance. Be careful not to get too close to the zipper. (For the easiest installation, position the zipper pull about halfway down the top edge. Sew to just before the pull, backstitch, remove the fabric from the machine, then pull the zipper pull past where you’ve already sewn. Backstitch across where you stopped stitching and stitch all the way to the end.)

Jungle Jalopy Zippered Pouch
Turn these pieces right side out so that the wrong sides are together.

Jungle Jalopy Zippered Pouch
Topstitch 1/8″ from the edge of the zipper. (It’s tempting here to wait until the other side of the zipper is attached so that you don’t have to switch out the foot so many times, but topstitching this side is much easier before the other side is attached.) It’s a little tricky topstitching around the curve. Go slowly.

Jungle Jalopy Zippered Pouch
Place the remaining outer piece in front of you with the right side facing up. Flip the zipper and first two pieces over, and place the free side of the zipper right side down on the second outer piece. Line the zipper up at the same point that you did for the first side.

Jungle Jalopy Zippered Pouch
Place the remaining inner piece right side down on top of the zipper and outer piece, sandwiching the zipper between. Pin in place following the same steps you used for the other side of the zipper. Sew in the second side of the zipper.

Jungle Jalopy Zippered Pouch
Flip the pieces right side out.

Jungle Jalopy Zippered Pouch
Pull the front and back pieces away from each other, and topstitch the second side of the zipper 1/8″ from the seam.

Jungle Jalopy Zippered Pouch
Jungle Jalopy Zippered Pouch
Open the zipper before moving on to the next step.

Jungle Jalopy Zippered Pouch
Flip the pieces around so that the outer pieces and the inner pieces are right sides together.

Jungle Jalopy Zippered Pouch
Pin all the way around.

Jungle Jalopy Zippered Pouch
At the end of each zipper tab, fold the center towards the inner pieces, as shown, and pin in place.

Jungle Jalopy Zippered Pouch
Jungle Jalopy Zippered Pouch
Stitch all the way around 1/4″ from the raw edges. Leave a 4″ opening in the stitching on the bottom edge of the inner pieces. Be careful to go around the curves neatly.

Jungle Jalopy Zippered Pouch
Trim the corners, clip the curves and turn through the opening, then through the zipper. Push the curves and corners out neatly. Press, but be careful to keep the iron away from the plastic teeth of the zipper.

Jungle Jalopy Zippered Pouch
Jungle Jalopy Zippered Pouch
Pull the inner out through the zipper. Pin the opening and topstitch it closed. Push the inner back down inside the outer.

Jungle Jalopy Zippered Pouch
And you’re all done!

Jungle Jalopy Zippered Pouch
Fill it up with fun toys and give it to someone you love!

opening of Jungle Jalopy Zippered Pouch
FD_BFergusonHeadshotBonnie Ferguson is the designer behind Fishsticks Designs Sewing Patterns. Bonnie’s patterns include clothing and accessories for boys and girls, as well as a large collection of quick and simple, instant-gratification projects! She blogs regularly, sharing free patterns, tutorials, sewing tips, pattern extras and a few gluten-free, all-natural recipes at Sew Fishsticks.

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  1. Yolande Bergeron
    Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018
    I have made your JUNGLE JALOPY ZIPPERED POUCH PATTERN.
    Thank you for your free pattern. I have done this pattern but my version as a
    school bus pencil case for my granddaughter who is in first grade this year.
    It is nor perfect, but I am happy to have made it. Since I cannot send you a picture of it I THANK YOU AGAIN.
    MIMIYOYO
  2. Monday, November 24th, 2014
    Cute!!! I've got a Craft Gossip post scheduled for this evening that links to your tutorial:
    http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-jungle-jalopy-toy-animal-zippered-pouch/2014/11/24/
    --Anne