Hey Everyone! I have ready a very highly requested sewing tutorial! An easy zippered box pouch! Super fun, fast and easy to make these are perfect gifts. These don’t require a ton of fabric, so you can use some really fun fabric combinations.
Melanie’s Easy Zippered Box Pouch
Interested in a stand up zip pouch and not this easy zippered box pouch? I have a post HERE.
WRITTEN INSTRUCTIONS AND MATERIALS
2 Outside pieces measuring 13 x 9.5
2 – Lining pieces measuring 13 x 9.5
2 – Fusible Fleece measuring 13 x 9.5 (I use Pellon 987FB10)
1 – Pull Tab piece measuring 2 1/4 x 7
14 inch zipper
(coordinating thread, sewing machine, pins, clover clips, walking foot, serger)
Attach the fusible fleece to the wrong side of the outside pieces of your box pouch using the manufacturers instructions. If you have any glue front he fleece exposed, use a pressing cloth so you don’t get your iron messy.
Place zipper teeth side down on the right side of the outside pieces along the 13 inch side. Watch the directions of the print if necessary.
Place lining right side down (so right sides are together) and clip lining, zipper and outside piece together using pins or clips.
Sew zipper in place using regular foot or zipper foot.
Place the zipper teeth down on the 2nd outside piece and place lining right side down making sure all the edges are lined up. Pin or clip in place
Now Sew the other side of the zipper in place.
Press to prepare for top stitching
Topstitch along the zipper using a coordinating thread
Put walking foot on the machine if you have it.
The Body of the Pouch
Fold pouch in half with the outside pieces touching and sew the bottom edge of the bag closed using a 1/2 inch seam allowance. Use a serger or zig zag stitch to finish the seam.
Open zipper at least half way.
Match up bottom seam of the bag (that you just completed) to the side of the zipper with the metal end pieces. fold the pull tab in half and place the raw edge along the bottom seam and zipper, pin in place well. Pin the rest of that side of the bag.
On the other side with pin the pull tab centered with raw sides together on the bottom seam. Pin the zipper with a slight overlap in place. This will help the bag from getting a large gap as the feed dogs pull the bag through.
Trim the zipper ends using no fabric scissors. Make sure the little metal end piece is trimmed off.
Zig zag or serge the seams.
Box it out
Using a water soluble pen or something similar, mark the fold edges on the long side down about 2 inches on all 4 corners. Pop the corner out and line up the side seam with the marked line. Using a ruler measure down 2 inches from the tip of the corner and draw a perpendicular line between the 1 and 4 mark on the ruler and pin. Repeat on all 4 sides.
Sew along the 4 inch line backstitching well.
Trim the corners off leaving a 1/4 inch seam allowance.
Do a Zig zag stitch or serge all 4 corners. (if you have a serger you don’t need to trim first)
Trim threads and turn right side out using your finger to push out all the corners.
Here’s a full video tutorial to make your easy zippered box pouch!
My Favorite Clover Clips
In search of some more sewing projects? This easy tote bag is a great companion to this box pouch!