Zip Zap pouch June 3, 2021 17:54

Keep all those fiddly little bits in the bottom of your bag safe in my new Zip Zap pouch. I recently discovered that this clear PVC sews fabulously and lets you keep the important little things safe and dry.

The pattern is great for all manner of uses but when made with a clear layer this simple little bag turns into your best friend. I have used my first sample to death since it came off the machine a couple of weeks ago and now I'm seeing how this design could be very useful!

Freckles and Co Zipped Pouch sewing tutorial

The circle shape makes it really easy to bind and you can make this one any size you like, just think about what you might put in there first. Here's some ideas: headphones, keys, sewing kit, loose change, hair bobbles, phone, mints, phone lead, wallet, dog treats, poo bags etc etc etc.

Because it's so simple I'm giving this pattern away for FREE in the Sewing Club resources section of my website. Download the PDF pattern sizes S/M/L for a quick make or drawer around any circle you have at home. The rectangle size on my pattern accounts for the seam allowance on the zip.

I picked up the PVC in my local home fabric shop (Musbury Fabrics) but I think it is readily available online too.

Here's how to make the Zip Zap pouch and some top tips for success.


Kit List:

MATERIALS

  • 2 Fabrics
  • Clear PVC fabric
  • Bias Binding S45cm / M50cm / L60cm
  • Zip - S14cm / M17cm / L20cm (you want the zip longer than required for nicest finish)
  • Threads co-ord or contrast your choice

TOOLS



Let's get started!

Firstly gather all your materials and, cut out your fabrics and choose your threads.

(1) CUT the PVC layer equally in half (NOTE Make sure you cut the rectangle width ways in portrait)

Freckles and Co Zipped Pouch sewing tutorial

(2) Next using a Zipper foot attach zip to one long edge of PVC

Freckles and Co Zipped Pouch sewing tutorial

Freckles and Co Zipped Pouch sewing tutorial

(3) FOLD PVC back to expose the zip teeth and see how close you got.

Freckles and Co Zipped Pouch sewing tutorial

(4) ATTACH other PVC strip to opposite zip tape

Freckles and Co Zipped Pouch sewing tutorial

 (5) TOP STITCH PVC down with general purpose foot.

Freckles and Co Zipped Pouch sewing tutorial

(6) Use circle as template to TRIM down your PVC to match other fabric layers, cut right through the zip ends but - KEEP THE ZIP PULL OPEN! so as not to take the pull right off

Freckles and Co Zipped Pouch sewing tutorial

(7) CLIP layers together in order as you will see them finished (there is no bagging out in this project) I love the Clover Wonder Clips for handling PVC.

Freckles and Co Zipped Pouch sewing tutorial

 (8) BIND edges with your Bias Binding (make your own or buy pre-folded)

Freckles and Co Zipped Pouch sewing tutorial

(9) SEW all the way around being careful to catch both side of the binding, then trim excess ready to finish

Freckles and Co Zipped Pouch sewing tutorial

(10) FOLD end of binding in before sewing and reversing for a neat finish.

Freckles and Co Zipped Pouch sewing tutorial

 And you are DONE!

Freckles and Co Zipped Pouch sewing tutorial

Freckles and Co Zipped Pouch sewing tutorial

 Now fill your pouch and make a dozen more... because when your friends see this they are going to want one!

Freckles and Co Zipped Pouch sewing tutorial

Have some fun changing the size and the fabrics to create all manner of handy pouches! Share with me what you come up with on Instagram @frecklesandcocraft #freckleszipzap

To make this quick and easy download the PDF Templates now in my Sewing Club