Monday, January 17, 2022

Mini Faux Leather Zip Pouch Tutorial

 If you're looking for a super fast, easy zipper pouch to make I have the perfect one for you right here on the blog. With these I am using faux leather so there is no need for interfacing, however if you decide to use cotton fabric you can easily add some fusible interfacing and follow the same pattern.

For these pouches I have made them in mini sizes but if you want to size them up for a larger pouch the steps are the same.

All you need is 

1 piece of faux leather (mine is 4"x6")

The best patterns for this are ones that have allover or multidirectional patterns, if not your pattern will end upside down on one side.

1 craft zipper

Wonder Clips (you really don't even need them) 

That is it

Step 1:

With your faux leather pretty side up, put your zipper tape face down and sew together using your zipper foot.

Step 2:

Turn your project over and finger press the zipper and faux leather open. Topstitch down the entire length of the pouch

Step 3:

Fold the other raw edge up to your zipper tape and repeat step 1

Step 4:

Open your zipper to turn the project right side out, topstitch down.

Step 5:

Zip back up but leave the zipper pull within the barriers of your project! If not you'll have a non working bag!
Leaving about 1/4" at the top of the bag, make sure your zipper tape is together and sew up both sides.
(If you are making a larger pouch you can leave about 1"-1 1/2" space at the top.

Step 6:

Trim excess zipper from both sides, if you want to and have a lighter on hand you can quickly seal the edges where you cut the zipper tape.

Step 7:

Turn project right side out through the zipper and poke out your corners. 

You are done!

So simple, so cute! I love to play around with different leather/zipper combinations.

Happy Sewing!

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