I’ve got a thing for really cute zippered pouches and I’m not ashamed! They are just so handy to have and so satisfying to make. I rounded up 21 of the best and cutest zipper pouch patterns I could find and I think this list will make you love zip pouches as much as I do. Ruffles, embroidery, tassels and watermelons. So much to love!
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I tried to find a solid variety of free zipper pouch patterns so there’d be something appealing for everyone!
There are make-up cases, pencil cases, boho clutches and tiny coin pouches. If you are looking for a zippered pouch tutorial, it’s sure to be on this list.
Zipper pouches are so great for organizing your stuff, I use them in every corner of my life; my purse, kid’s backpacks, the car, for travel, you get the idea! Plus they are a sewing project that can be made in an afternoon and make fantastic gifts!
And if you are totally in love with these free zippered pouch patterns but you’re new to sewing and kinda daunted at the prospect of zippers, I got you. Scroll on down to the bottom of the post where you’ll find some helpful links and videos for how to make a zipper pouch, for beginners!
Zipper Pouch Patterns
Most of these are free zipper pouch patterns. Actually I think there’s only one that’s a paid pattern.
So dive into your fabric stash and get making!
1. Emergency Zipper Pouch
This would be really cute to send along on a girl guide’s or scout’s camping trip. Just pop in a few bandaids, some polysporin and mild pain killers and you’re all set!
2. Felt Watermelon Pouch
This one’s my design, fresh and bright for all your summer essentials!
3. Waterproof Phone Pouch
Perfect for taking to the beach or other summer outings.
4. Quilted Zipper Pouch
I love that these are simple but still so pretty!
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5. Triangle Zip
Because, why not? 🙂
6. Ruffle Zip Tutorial
So cute and feminine!
7. Pencil Box
Learn how to sew a boxed zipper pouch that is soooo handy for art supplies or makeup brushes!
8. Faux Leather Pencil Case
I like that this one has an elastic strap for attaching the case to a notebook.
9. Zippered Box Pouch
This one would be a great travel case for toiletries.
10. Flat Bottomed Pouch
It’s so handy to know how to make a flat bottomed bag. I use this technique for a lot of DIY sewing projects.
11. Embroidered Zip Pouch
I DO need more shiny things!
12. Hexagon Pouch
I love these for stashing earbuds! I carry a pair around with me in my purse because I’m constantly listening to audiobooks on the go.
13. Quilted Tassel Pouch
This zipper pouch pattern includes a DIY on how to make these super cute tassels.
14. Skinny Canvas Pencil Pouch
This is great for a pencil case or to carry re-usable straws and cutlery.
15. Coin Pouch
So tiny. So cute. So practical.
16. Scrappy Heart Zipper Pouch Pattern
I love finding ways to use up scraps!
17. Slider Pen Pouch
So the top part (flowers) slides down over the bottom orange part to reveal a tidy stack of pens or markers.
18. Bow Front Zippered Clutch
I love the fabric they used for this one! Swoon!
19. Foldover Clutch
Maybe when 2020 is over and I start leaving the house again I can make some cute clutches like this for nights out!
20. Boho Vibes Clutch
Fringe! I love it!
21. Angled Zip Clutch
A really cute variation on a basic foldover clutch pattern.
How to Sew a Basic Zipper Pouch
If you’re a beginner sewist and the idea of zippers is terrifying, don’t let it stop you! Zippers aren’t the enemy and you CAN do this! To help you out, here are a couple of resources to ease your anxieties.
This post from See Kate Sew is a fantastic tutorial for learning how to sew a zipper pouch, beginner-friendly style!
Or if video is more your learning-language, watch this very clear, step by step instructional tutorial from Made Everyday on how to sew a zippered pouch:
Ok so which of these too-cute-for-words zipper pouch patterns are you going to run off and make today?
Linda Felkel says
So refreshing, your ideas. Make me want to start sewing right away. Thank you so much.
Regards from Germany
Love this !