Sew five sizes of zippered pouches with box bottoms using this PDF sewing pattern.
These sewing instructions demonstrate how to make a zipper pouch from two or more pieces fabric using only one main pattern piece and some improvisational cutting.
This is a quick way to put together a pouch in interesting fabric combinations, while using up your fabric and interfacing scraps. It's also a great way to sew if the cutting part is your least favorite part of the sewing process!
The pouches can be divided either horizontally, vertically, or even a mixture of both. Add some trim to the seams, use decorative topstitching, or piece several print fabrics together to create unique pouches.
Includes step-by-step cutting and sewing instructions and pattern pieces for 5 sizes.
This document is a paper & ink friendly 12-pages: 7-pages text & color photo instructions + 5-pages of full size pattern pieces.
Sewing Skill Level
Intermediate - You are comfortable with sewing and have experience with zippers. This zipper technique and/or the way of sewing might be new to you, so you should be open to trying new things.
Dimensions (w x h x d)
Size 1: 4" x 2.75" x 1.5"
(10cm x 7cm x 4cm)
Size 2: 6.75" x 3.25" x 2.25"
(17cm x 8cm x 6cm)
Size 3: 5.25" x 4" x 2.25"
(13cm x 10cm x 6cm)
Size 4: 6" x 4.75" x 3.5"
(15cm x 12cm x 9cm)
Size 5: 4.75" x 6.5" x 1.5"
(12cm x 17cm x 4cm)
Supplies (Materials You Provide)
• fabric scraps/small pieces
• fusible interfacing scraps/small pieces
• fusible fleece scraps/small pieces
• 6" - 9" polyester coil zipper
• 1" (25mm) split key ring
• claw staple remover
• fabric marking pen or chalk
• cutting mat with grid (optional)
• 1/4" foot w/guide
• zipper foot (optional - 1/4" foot can be used for zippers)
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Sew It & Sell It
Pouches made using this pattern can be sold in your own online store, local boutiques, craft fairs, etc. Please offer michellepatterns.com design credit in written descriptions.
This print-at-home pattern is available for instant download once your payment is processed.