A friend contacted me the other day with a sewing dilemma! She has never sewn a zipper before but wanted a great tutorial to walk her through all of the steps to make a simple zippered pouch. She plans to make them as gifts, so she wanted them to turn out fabulous. Not only do I enjoy helping out a friend, I also love finding crafting ideas and solutions. This video by Made Every Day with Dana is perfect! I love that it is clear, not too long and has great visuals.
Zippers can be tricky. People talk of zipper feet, basting stitches and cover stitches, but this video takes the challenge out of zippers. By lining the zipper pouch, the pouch looks professional, sturdy and elegant. No basting stitches are needed for this project, so that makes it even simpler. Most importantly, you can customize it to just about any size!
These pouches are great for holding just about any items that need containing or taking on the go. Sew up a few and you will discover that it’s the perfect pouch to hold hair and makeup accessories, crayons and markers, baby wipes and diapers, toys and even your feminine hygiene products. It’s a great project for beginners AND they make great gifts, too. A zipper pouch is easy to personalize with fabrics to suit men or women and embellishment options are endless. Go ahead and whip up a few of these and you’ll soon realize that you can use a dozen more!