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!
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.
- 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
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)
(2) Next using a Zipper foot attach zip to one long edge of PVC
(3) FOLD PVC back to expose the zip teeth and see how close you got.
(4) ATTACH other PVC strip to opposite zip tape
(5) TOP STITCH PVC down with general purpose foot.
(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
(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.
(9) SEW all the way around being careful to catch both side of the binding, then trim excess ready to finish
(10) FOLD end of binding in before sewing and reversing for a neat finish.
And you are DONE!
Now fill your pouch and make a dozen more... because when your friends see this they are going to want one!
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