Zipper Pouch Sewing Tutorial ~ A few weeks back I shared a photo on Instagram of fabric that I ordered. I just couldn’t wait to get started on my sewing project! There’s actually a little story behind my sewing project. Both my daughters were asked to bring in headphones to school this year. Instead of buying them ear buds that I know will keep falling out of their ears, I decided to invest in good pairs of headphones. Since they are good ones and I want them to last, I decided that it would be great idea to make pouches for them to put them in when they aren’t being used. Great idea, right?!
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Easy Zipper Pouch Sewing Tutorial
– Canvas fabric
– Pins or these fabulous binding clips!
– Sewing machine (Mine is the Singer 7470 Confidence.)
– Iron (I LOVE my iron, my husband bought it for me last Christmas. haha Oh! I didn’t realize he spent so much for it! Now I understand why it works so much better than my old cheapy one!)
Step 1: First thing I did was cut my fabric to the desired size. I measured the headphones and I determined that I would need 2 pieces of fabric 10″ wide by 8.5″ high. P.S. I used a 9″ zipper (the overall length is 10 1/2″).
Step 2: Next, I pinned the zipper face down to the top of the good side of the fabric. You’ll notice that I pinned the bottom part of the zipper.
Step 3: Time to start sewing! I put my zipper foot on my sewing machine and placed it on the left side of the zipper. The zipper foot must always be on the opposite side of the zipper allowing the needle to be between the zipper foot and the zipper. For example: zipper foot – needle – zipper
Once I got towards the bottom of the zipper, I stopped sewing but I kept the needle down to lock the zipper in place. I lifted the presser foot lifter and proceeded to unzip the zipper pull back past the zipper foot. This process makes sewing the zipper easier. Once the zipper pull is past the zipper foot, I lowered the presser foot lifter and finished sewing the zipper.
Step 4: Next I turned over the zipper and fabric I just sewn together making sure to flip the zipper so that it’s flat. I placed them over the good side of the second piece of fabric. I lined up the top of the zipper with the top of the fabric. I pinned the bottom of the zipper to the fabric.
Step 5: I moved back to the sewing machine and proceeded to sew the zipper to the second piece of fabric. Again placing the zipper foot in order to make sure the needle was between the zipper and the zipper foot. For example: Zipper – Needle – Zipper Foot I also used the same technique of pulling back the zipper pull as I approached the end of the zipper.
This is what the two pieces attached to the zipper looked at this point:
Step 6: Before continuing to the next step, with the help of my iron, I pressed the fabric along the zipper line (making sure not to touch the zipper with my iron).
Step 7: To give a nice finished look to the zipper, I top-stitched the edge between the zipper and the fabric. I placed my zipper foot like previously always making sure the needle is between the zipper and the zipper foot.
Step 8: Before sewing the two pieces of fabric together, I opened the zipper, folded the two pieces of fabric together (face together), and I made sure that the zipper was pointing outwards. It’s very important to unzip the zipper before sewing the fabric together, if not… you will not be able to open the zipper!
Step 9: I moved the fabric over to my sewing machine and sewed the three edges together.
Step 10: I snipped the corners with scissors, this prevents extra bulkiness in the corners when you flip the pouch right side out.
Step 11: To make sure the fabric doesn’t fray after a while of being used, I added a zigzag stitch to the edges.
Step 12: I flipped the pouch right side out. And voilà!
Here’s another one I made at the same time:
Headphone Pouch – Headphone Case
Zipper Pouch Sewing Tutorial
What do you think of the zipper pouches? I absolutely adore them! You should have seen how happy my daughters were when I gave them to them! They couldn’t wait to put their headphones inside to make sure they fit. hehe
Have yourself a FABULOUS day!
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