Use this simple to follow PDF SEWING PATTERN to stitch up a two-pocket pouch in two sizes.
Note: This pattern was updated to include the second size. If you already have this pattern, see this blog post for info about ordering the second size.
These bags only look complicated and the zipper installation is super simple! If you haven't tried sewing with a zipper yet, this is an excellent project for your first zipper.
Size 1 is a good size for many phones, Moleskine Pocket Cahier journals, or to use as a small clutch/wallet. The main pouch will hold a phone up to 5.5" x 3.5". The zippered pocket will hold a phone up to 4.87" h x 2.31" w x 0.30" deep.
Size 2 will hold a tablet computer or journal measuring up to 7.5" x 10" and up to 0.5" deep.
This document is a paper and ink friendly 14-pages: 6-pages of color photo and text instructions (in English) + 8-pages of black and white pattern pieces.
Sewing Skill Level
Intermediate: You are confident sewing and have sewn a zipper (or are ready to try).
Dimensions (w x h x strap)
Size 1: 6.25" x 4.25" x 8"
(16cm x 11cm x 20cm)
Size 2: 10.5" x 7.75" x 8"
(27cm x 20cm x 20cm)
Supplies You Provide
Supply amounts are based on 42" wide fabric, fleece, and muslin and 20" wide interfacing. Amounts are shown Size 1 first and then Size 2. Where two different amounts are not specified, the amount is for both.
• 1/2 yard exterior fabric
• 1/4 - 1/2 yard lining fabric
• 1/2 - 1 yard fusible interfacing
• 1/4 - 1/2 yard fusible fleece
• 1/4 - 1/2 yard muslin
• 9" - 14" polyester coil zipper
• zipper foot or 1/4" foot w/guide
• (2) 14mm magnetic snaps
• Fray Check
• (1) swivel clip with 0.5" attachment and a 0.25" opening
• basic tools/notions - scissors, thread, machine, etc.
Sew It & Sell It
Yes, you're welcome to sell items you make using this pattern. Please offer Michelle Patterns design credit in written descriptions.
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