EASY Rounded Zip Pouch TUTORIAL

 With the holidays kind of right around the corner, I started sewing up some little zip pouches with extra fabric in my stash.  These pouches come together really quick, are great for using up larger fabric scraps AND make a great gift.  Who doesn't love a zip pouch?

Here's what I did.  First, get the pattern HERE.
You'll need 2 exterior pieces, 2 interior pieces and a 9 inch zipper.  I added a fusible interfacing to my exterior fabric, but this is totally optional.
 Clip or pin your zipper to one exterior piece, right sides together, with zipper pull hanging off one end (zipper tape lined up to the other end).  
Pin the INTERIOR fabric on top of the zipper, right side facing down (not sure how I missed this picture, sorry!).  Sew through all 3 layers with a zipper foot and a 3/8 inch seam allowance. 
When you fold back the layers, it should look like this.  You can see the pink INTERIOR fabric in back, with wrong side of interior and exterior together.

Repeat with the other exterior and interior pieces.  
So, you'll pin the exterior piece to the zipper with right sides together (as shown).  Then place the INTERIOR piece on the other side of the zipper, right side facing the wrong side of the zipper.  Sew across the top with a zipper foot and 3/8 inch seam allowance.
 Here's what is looks like when all the pieces are sewn to the zipper and pressed down.  You can topstitch next to the zipper if you like.
 With the zipper opened all the way, match the lining and exterior pieces.  Starting at the lining piece, sew all the way around, leaving about a 3 inch opening in the bottom of the lining.  Cut off the zipper end and turn right side out.
Either by hand or by machine, stitch the opening in the lining closed.
Done!  I sew fairly quickly and each one took me about 20 minutes start to finish!  How great is that?


  1. Found this on pinterest - super cute pouch!! Thank you so much for the tutorial and pattern link!! :)

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  3. I found this in my email from Sew Can She. Ii have been looking for a simple little change purse for Christmas gifts for my grandchildren. I have already made 2 others, but this is EXACTLY what I wanted. THANKS!

  4. I need to make these! Looks easy enough. Thanks for the neat ideas you give us every day!