Free Sewing Pattern – Zippered Pouch

Free Sewing Pattern Zipper Pouch

I cut up a lot of old clothes to reuse the fabric.

I can’t stand to throw anything away, and I end up turning a lot of the zippers into handy-dandy zippered pouches like this one.

Make it in grown-up fabrics to hold make-up, money, membership cards, etc.

Make it in kid-friendly fabrics to hold candy, money, colored pencils and a little notebook, tiny toys, rocks, etc.

Why does everything I make end up holding rocks?

Anyway. . .make it in a plain fabric and fancy it up with some applique or embroidery. I chose three monsters from the Monster Mash embroidery pattern to stitch on this one. Or make it in a stunning fabric that sings on its own.

Make it up once according to the pattern and you’ll have the skills to make as many as you want – in any size and shape you need. And as if that wasn’t enough – it’s a great project for launching into the brave new world of ZIPPERS!

And did I mention it’s lined?

What you’ll get

  • Complete instructions loaded with step by step photos to make a 7″ x 4″ lined zipper pouch
  • Tips for customizing the size for future pouches (You WILL make more than one, won’t you?)
  • Links to videos teaching you all the skills you’ll need to complete the project (including putting in a zipper, of course)

What you’ll need

  • scraps of fabric for the outside and the lining
  • 7 inch zipper
  • embroidery thread for embellishing (optional)
  • sewing machine with a zipper foot, thread, basic sewing tools
  • about an hour


Very easy. If you’ve been nervous about trying zippers this is a great first project using them.

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Click here to download the FREE pattern.

Happy stitching!



  1. I save clothes for the fabric and zippers and buttons too! I love making little bags like yours!