Let's Make a Zipper Pouch with a Lining!


There's no such thing as too many pouches, right? Pouches like this are perfect for storing your sewing supplies, make up, pens and pencils, really anything.


Before you start sewing make sure you have the needed supplies:

  • 40 cm x 50 cm of an outer fabric, We used the Kauniste Helsinki fabric, which is 55% linen and 45% cotton

  • 40 cm x 50 cm of a lining fabric, any cotton fabric is good

  • The printed pattern

  • A zipper 20-25cm

  • A sewing machine and sewing tools


Then let’s get started!


1. Cut a total of four pieces of folded fabric; two pieces of the lining fabric and two pieces of the outer fabric.


2. Lay out one outer fabric and one lining fabric; right sides facing together. Place the zipper in between like shown in the picture above. Make sure fabrics and zipper are lined up nicely and put pins.


3. Sew these pieces together. Sew as close as you can to the zipper teeth - we used seam allowance of 1 cm. Flip both pieces of fabric back so you can see the right sides of fabrics and the zipper too. Repeat number 2. and 3., so that you have both sides attached to the zipper. Make sure you open the zipper before next step.


4. Lay out your project so that both lining and outer fabrics are facing right sides together - as shown in the picture below. Pin the edges like in the picture; leave the corners open and a gap (about 5-7 cm) to the side of the lining fabric. 


5. Make sure the zipper is like in the picture above and put pin there too. This makes the zipper look better when you have finished the project. It’s now time to sew the pouch together using 1 cm seam allowance. Remember to leave the corners and the gap open -  this is because we need to flip the pouch inside out after sewing. 


6. Next step is to sew all the corners - you will need to complete this step four times. Match the side seam and the bottom seam of one corner together - pin the corner and sew together with 1 cm seam allowance. Follow the pictures above.


7. Once you have done this for all four corners you can flip the pouch inside out. Do this by using the gap you left in the lining fabric. After this it's time for the last step - hand sew the gap in the lining fabric as seen in the picture above. Then tuck the lining fabric inside the pouch, and now we're done! 

Milla Koukkunen