How to make rainbow zipper pouch

rainbow zipper pouch
The pouch works perfectly as a break-away clutch to put inside a larger tote. It’s so bright and colorful, you’ll always be able too to spot it! (I have a feeling I’ll be making a 2nd one of these when my little missy comes home from Nana’s house…)
rainbow zipper pouch

rainbow zipper pouch

I always wanted to make a regular pouch with a zipper top, but since one of my sponsors (Zipper Lane) sent me so many zippers, I thought I would make my interpretation of a “zipper pouch”.
All the zippers actually work, so you can open it any place you want
 rainbow zipper pouch
(Zipper Lane sells wholesale priced YKK zippers, you can get 100 7 inch zippers for $28. Perfect for big projects, you just need to plan ahead since they ship from India and it takes a little bit longer…)
Do you want to make one too? It really is easy, you can use any size zipper to get different shaped bags…
Of course, it doesn’t have to be a rainbow, I picture it in a red and navy blue or all black for boys. Or how about a cute pencil bag in your school colors?
Materials needed for the ultimate zipper pouch:
Several zippers (I used 13 7 inch zippers)
Sewing machine
zipper foot (not mandatory, but it helps)
Sharp needle
Hand sewing needle and thread
extra fabric or bias tape if you would like to add a hand strap
fray check (optional)
Unzip your zippers and begin sewing the zippers together. (right sides together) Carefully line up the metal zipper edge pieces when sewing together.
 rainbow zipper pouch
As you get close to the other end of the zipper, slide the zipper closed to move the zipper pull out of the way.
 rainbow zipper pouch
Keep sewing the zippers together. Once the zippers are all sewn together, fold the zippers in half (right sides together,) to make a pouch and sew the two end zippers together.
To sew the along the sides of the pouch, you will need to open the zipper. At this point, I had trouble keeping the zippers in a perfect line. The only way I could keep them lined up was to sew a tiny basting stitch to keep them in place, shown below. (You could also try binder clips or wonder clips.)
 rainbow zipper pouch
If you would like to add a hand strap, cut a piece of bias tape to the desired length and sew along the edge.
Fold the bias tape in half and slide it inside the pouch, lining up the edges as shown below. Pin in place.
 rainbow zipper pouch
Sew along the size of the pouch, getting as close to the metal zipper stops as possible.
 rainbow zipper pouch
Then flip the pouch right side out and gently press the edges with a warm iron.
 rainbow zipper pouch
rainbow zipper pouch
Thank you!
courtesy: scatteredthoughtsofacraftymom


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