Intro to Improv Zip Pouches 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 rough 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 (in English) & color photo instructions + 5-pages of full size pattern pieces.
Sewing Skill Level
Intermediate - You feel fairly confident 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 (Not Included)
• fabric scraps
• fusible interfacing scraps
• fusible fleece scraps
• 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)
Sew It & Sell It
You're welcome to sell items made from this pattern. Please offer michellepatterns.com design credit in written descriptions.
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