Felt watermelon zip pouch. What’s not to love?! It’s sweet and cheerful and will bring a smile to your face every time you use it! This watermelon zip pouch is the perfect size to use as a pencil case, make-up bag or to carry your keys and money. Drop it in your purse or school bag and you’re good to go!
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I don’t like to spring surprises on anyone, so here’s your heads up that this watermelon pattern is not free. It’s almost free though, lol it’s only $1.99 cad.
I love providing loads of free content here on TYB, and I have a ton of freebies you can check out. But I can’t offer everything for free. I spend a lot of time developing and testing patterns and then creating graphics and writing posts and I gotta be able to buy the tea that keeps me caffeinated!
So if you love the content you’re seeing here, show me the love and spend $3 on this adorable pattern! Charging a little bit for some patterns will help me continue to provide lots of freebies too!
This pattern is for personal use only. Make as many as you’d like for family and friends, but please don’t share the pattern or make pouches to sell. Thanks! 🙂
You will need:
Printed PDF Pattern
Pink felt, 9″x12″ piece (I used this felt in Rose.)
Light green felt, 9″x12″ piece (I used this felt in Mint.)
Dark green felt, 9″x12″ piece (I used this felt in Moss.)
Brown felt, 3″x4″ piece (I used this felt in Brown.)
6″ pink zipper
Dark green embroidery floss to match
** Note: Make sure you print the pattern att 100% or else the zipper won’t fit.
*** Another Note: A 6″ zipper is actually about 5.75″ from end to end of the metal stoppers.
**** One more note: Check out this page for more info on my favourite tools for felt.
Using the cutting instructions found with the pattern and the photo below as guidance, cut out your pattern pieces.
You will have a lining layer out of dark green, a top layer out of pink and a ring of pale green. Plus 12 little brown seeds.
For cutting out the seeds, I simply taped the pattern to the felt and cut through paper and felt all at once using embroidery snips. The seeds don’t have to be all identical.
Installing the Zipper
I like to sandwich the zipper between the inner and outer layers of felt for a nice clean look. Here’s how I do that.
The dark green layer acts mainly as a lining for the zipper pouch. Pin the zipper to the top of the dark green felt, with both metal stoppers falling inside the slot.
Using a regular presser foot (not a zipper foot) on your sewing machine, stitch all the way around the zipper.
Double check that your zipper stayed nicely lined up before you move on the next step.
Now layer the pink piece on top and similarly stitch all the way around the zipper.
I love this method because it ensures that both lines of stitching are neatly one on top of the other when you peek inside the pouch.
Sewing the Zip Pouch
Now you can trim away the zipper ends and stitch all around the edge of the pink layer to secure it down to the green.
Next layer the light green ring on the outside of the pink, pin it down with lots of pins and stitch it down. Pinning this ring in place is probably the trickiest part since it will want to shift around. Watch out for that!
Fold the zip pouch in half and pin together. Trim away any of the dark green so that it all lines up well.
Use a blanket stitch and embroidery floss to stitch the pouch closed.
Lastly, use a small amount of hot glue to glue the seeds to the front of the watermelon.
See how the zipper is neatly tucked between layers?! It makes me so happy! 🙂
And if you’re looking for more zipper pouch patterns check out this post with a round-up of 21 super cute zip pouch tutorials.
There you go! A fresh and adorable zip pouch for your summer essentials.
Don’t forget to grab the pattern here.