This easy sewn zippered pouch tutorial is a perfect gift to whip up this holiday season! With a little planning you could make several of these handmade gifts for all your girlfriends! Handmade gifts allow you to pick everything and are always made with a little extra love. This month we are sharing over 100 handmade gift tutorials. I have teamed up with Thirty Handmade Days , Your Homebased Mom and Classy Clutter to share the best homemade gift ideas. We have over 100 tutorials so you will have the best homemade holiday ever!
Easy Sewn Zippered Pouch Tutorial
This easy zippered pouch tutorial you can follow along to make some beautiful gifts. These zippered pouches make a perfect handmade gift alone or make them extra special by filling them with goodies like gift cards or fun make up! They sew up quickly so you can make a bunch at one time. It really is an easy sewn gift your friends will love!
Download the zippered pouch pattern and print with no scaling selected on copy paper or card-stock. Cut out two of each piece from your favorite pre-washed fabric. You will also need 1 – 7 inch zipper.
How to sew a zippered pouch tutorial
Mark fabric where it should be pleated. Bring one mark over to the next and pin.
Place outer top piece face down on pleated piece, line up edges and stitch across 1/4 inch from the edge. Open up and press. Repeat with other two pieces to make the other side.
Make a zipper sandwich. Place 1 piece of outer fabric face up, then the zipper and then the lining right side facing down. Line up the three edges.
With a zipper foot sew across the top, between the edge of your zipper sandwich and the zipper teeth (closer to the zipper teeth).
Bring lining and outer fabric to the same side.
Make another zipper sandwich on the other side of the zipper.
Open up and it will look like this. You can top stitch at the edge of the fabric along the zipper now, if you like (I didn’t).
Bring both pieces of lining to one side and both pieces of the outer fabric to the other side. Un-zip zipper at least halfway so you can turn it once it is stitched. If you forget to un-zip the zipper you won’t be able to turn your pouch right side out.
Pinch zipper towards outer fabric, making sure it is laying nicely as you pin.
Using 1/4 inch seam stitch all the way around the pouch leaving a two inch opening in the bottom of the lining for turning.
Turn right side out. Hand stitch (or machine stitch) opening in lining closed.
Push lining inside the pouch and it is finished!