Free Box Zipper Pouch Sewing Pattern

Learn to make a box zipper pouch with a free sewing pattern. This beginner sewing project is a great toiletry bag for travel or organizing!

This zipper pouch is a great toiletry bag since you can open it all the way to see everything inside. It’s so compact but nothing gets lost in the corners.

Supplies:

– Fat quarter of canvas fabric for outer fabric – Fat quarter of quilting cotton for lining – Medium to heavy weight fusible interfacing – 12 inch or longer zipper

Using the pattern piece cut out a piece of canvas, a piece of quilting cotton, and a piece of interfacing.

Fuse the interfacing to the back of the canvas fabric. Move the zipper pull to the middle of the zipper. 

Take one long side of the canvas and match it to the right side of one zipper tape. Take one long side of the lining and match it to the wrong side of the same zipper tape.

Press the fabrics away from the zipper. Edgestitch the fabrics away from the zipper.

Pin the three layers together. Sew the three layers with a zipper sewing machine foot and backstitch when you start and when you stop.

Match up the right side of the short end of the canvas with the right side of the short end of the zipper side. Pin the layers together.

Pull the lining short end away from the pinned section and down around the rest of the fabric to the other side.

Match up the lining short end with the pinned section but on the other side then the canvas. Pin all the layers together.

Match up the lining short end with the pinned section but on the other side then the canvas. Pin all the layers together. Trim off the excess zipper.

On the short ends press the fabric away from the zipper. Edgestitch the fabric away from the zipper. Turn the pouch right side out. Open the zipper all the way. You now have four open corner holes.

Fold the holes with canvas right sides together vertically from 90 degree angle to 90 degree angle and the seam in the center. Pin all four corners the same.

Sew each corner seam and backstitch when you start and when you stop. Finish the edges with either a zigzag stitch or a serger.

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