Hello everyone! Jessee here from an Art School Dropout's Life to share with you a fun zipper pouch tutorial using one of my favorite quilting designs. Check out our 15 Ways To Conquer The First Day Of School blog for more useful tutorials!
- Big Shot™ Pro
- Sizzix Bigz™ L Die - Drunkard's Path Quarter Circle (#657169)
- Sizzix Bigz Pro Die - Rose Dream, 7" Assembled (#658122)
- Lining Fabric
This pouch can be made using the Big Shot Pro and the Rose Dream die, the Drunkard's Path Arch & Fan die, and the Drunkard's Path Quarter Circle die. Both of them make drunkards path designs, except the Bigz Pro Die is 1" bigger. So your pouch will be slightly different depending on the die you use.
For my pouch, I used the Rose Dream die and my Big Shot Pro.
I started out with two fat quarters of fabric. One for the rounded pieces, and one for the outside and back. I cut two 6" squares from each of them, and placed them on top of my die.
I only needed to crank the fabric through one time to get all the pieces I needed.
Pin your curved seams, then find the centers and match them up.
Once the corners and center are pinned, match up the rest of the shape and pin carefully.
Next, stitch the sides using a 1/4" seam. Make sure not to tug on the fabric much, as that will cause distortion.
If all goes well, this is what the back side of your block should look like. Repeat with the other set of pieces.
Once you have both pieces sewn and pressed, pin them together with the half circles meeting. Make sure to match your seams. Press it again to give yourself a nice crisp piece.
I like the look of a quilted zipper pouch, so using some scrap batting, quickly stitch some horizontal lines on both the front and the back piece.
This is how my quilted and trimmed pieces looked.
Now it's on to the zipper! I used a 14" zipper and marked the edges of the pouch.
I flip the zipper over so the raised teeth are pointed towards the pouch. Stitch close to the edge, just to get that zipper on there.
This is what it looks like with the zipper attached.
Next you need to place the lining piece down on top of the pouch. Clip or pin it in place, lining up the edges along the way.
Top stitch along the edge of the zipper.
Repeat for the back piece and lining.
Open your zipper about 1/2 to 3/4 of the way. You want to take your two quilted pieces and place them together, right sides touching. Then, do the same with your lining pieces. Pin them together, as shown above.
Its fine if your zipper is sticking out. Just make sure the teeth are folded into the lining side, not the quilted side.
Stitch around the entire perimeter of the pouch, leaving a 2" opening in the lining for turning later. Once you are done stitching, trim all the corners without cutting into the thread, and cut off the excess zipper pieces.
Using the 2" lining opening, turn the pouch inside out, making sure to use a pointy tool to get those corners perfect.
Top-stitch the open lining together. Stuff the lining into the bag and you're done!
Ta-Da! You've got yourself a brand new zipper pouch. This size is perfect for pencils, pens, and markers.
Thank you for stopping by today and checking out my project! I hope I made zippers and curved seams seem less scary. I'm here if you have any questions, too.