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Heart Zipper Pouch Tutorial

Learn how to make a heart zipper pouch with this easy sewing tutorial. This beginner sewing project is a great handmade gift idea.

Make a cute heart zipper pouch with a free sewing pattern. It’s a great size for pens, hair stuff, or treats. This is a great project for Valentine’s day or for back to school, and I love using pouches to organize my home or my different bags.

Add a loop and a lobster claw to one side so it can clip onto a backpack or add a strap so it can become a purse. It’s really easy to customize!

Heart Zipper Pouch Tutorial

What fabric works for a zipper pouch?

The fabric that works best for a zipper pouch is quilting cotton for both the outer fabric and the lining fabric. There are so many prints that will be fun to use. Add interfacing to give stability to the pouch and help it hold its shape.

Heart Zipper Pouch Tutorial

What is a pdf sewing pattern?

A PDF pattern is a sewing pattern designed on the computer and organized so that it can be printed on several letter or A4 size pieces of paper.

I love using PDF sewing patterns because if the pattern gets ruined or if my children or I changed sizes, I can always print it again. It’ll never be destroyed since I have a digital version!

How do you use a PDF sewing pattern?

Open the PDF on a computer and click print. When printing make sure that the scaling is set to 100% or no scaling so that the pattern prints at the correct size.

Once the pattern is printed it can be taped together to get the full size. Then the pattern can be cut for each pattern piece size or individual sizes can be traced so that the pattern can be used again and again.

Heart Zipper Pouch Tutorial

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Heart Zipper Pouch Tutorial

Heart Zipper Pouch Tutorial with Free Pattern

Supplies

  • Fat quarter of fabric for the outer fabric
  • Fat quarter of fabric for the lining
  • 7-9 inch zipper
  • Fusible interfacing
  • Sewing tools
  • Sewing machine
  • Free heart zipper pouch pattern – get it at the end of the post

Do you just want the pattern and tutorial as a PDF? Get the pattern and photo tutorial for just $3. You won’t need to access the internet every time you want to make it. Or get the Pattern Bundle with ALL the PDF tutorials!

Heart Zipper Pouch supplies

Cut out three outer fabric pieces, three lining fabric pieces, and three interfacing pieces.

cut out all the pattern pieces

Apply the interfacing to the back of all the outer fabric pieces.

interface the outer fabric

Organize the front pieces to one side with matching pieces and to the other side with matching pieces.

Pin the outer piece and matching lining piece to one side of the zipper tape. Sew the three layers together with a zipper foot. Backstitch when you start and when you stop.

pin outer fabric and lining to one side of zipper

Press the fabric away from the zipper. Edgestitch next to the seam to keep the fabric out of the zipper.

edgestitch away from zipper

Pin the opposite outer piece and matching lining piece to the other side of the zipper tape. Sew the three layers together with a zipper foot. Backstitch when you start and when you stop.

pin outer fabric and lining to other side of zipper

Press the fabric away from the zipper. Edgestitch next to the seam to keep the fabric out of the zipper.

edgestitch away from zipper

Layer the lining heart right sides together with the lining zipper heart, and then layer the outer heart right sides together with the outer zipper heart. Pin all the layers together.

pin lining to lining side and outer fabric to outer fabric side

Sew around the heart with a 3/8 inch seam allowance and leave a 2 inch hole for turning. Backstitch when you start and when you stop.

sew around the heart and leave a 2 inch hole

Clip the top point. Trim the bottom point. Notch the outer curves.

clip, notch, and trim the seam allowance and zipper

Turn the pouch right side out through the hole.

turn right side out

Use a point turner to poke out the curves and the point.

poke out curves and point

Press the zipper pouch flat with the seam allowance tucked inside the hole.

press flat

Edgestitch around the heart to keep the edges nice and to close the hole.

edgestitch around the heart

Get the Free Heart Zipper Pouch Pattern

If you make something using this sewing project, I’d love to see! Please share it on social media with the hashtag #heatherhandmade and tag me!

Heart Zipper Pouch Tutorial

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I just made this for my little girl for Valentine’s Day and love how fast I was able to make it. I have 4 little ones so fast patterns can be so satisfying. I think I will make a bigger one and add a long purse handle next time. I did have trouble turning at the end but I may have just left too small a hole for turning. Thanks for this adorable pattern!!