Zippered Fabric Pouches
Easily customized to any size, these zippered cotton pouches work well as change purses, makeup bags, or even tablet cases. This simple project is the perfect starting point for anyone interested in learning how to sew a zipper.
With these basic steps, you can make any size zippered pouch you’d like. The zipper you use will determine the width of your completed pouch. Once you decide how big you want the finished pouch to be, add ½ inch to the length of the zipper (measured from metal end stop to metal end stop) to get the width measure you should cut. Add ¾ inch to the desired length—this is your length measure when cutting out the fabric. Our finished bag is 7 by 4 inches (we used a 7-inch zipper), so we cut fabric pieces that measure 7 ½ by 4 ¾ inches.