Zipper Pouch, Manicure Wallet, Free pattern

How to Sew a Zipper Bag: 10 FREE Patterns & Tutorials

The best way to learn how to sew a zipper bags or pouch is by practice.  Below I listed some FREE patterns for different bags styles including cosmetics bags, wrislet, cross-body bags, pencil cases, and also a cute manicure kit bag.

Each pattern include step by step illustrated instructions and you’ll learn various bag making techniques including:

  • How to install a zipper
  • How to make wrist or shoulder straps
  • How to install hardware
  • How to add zipper tabs and zipper ends.

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DIY Halloween Treat Bags

1 Pyramids

These cute Pyramids were perfect as candy bags for my daughter’s friends.  They are very easy to make.  The instructions includes the lining and all seams are enclosed.  You can add a tap with a D-Ring if you like to add a key ring or a swivel hook if you like to hang it.


Nautical Zippered Pouch

2 Nautical Bag

The Nautical Bag is a nice pouch that can be used as a makeup bag or as a wristlet.  In this tutorial I explain how I attach the D-Rings to the zipper tabs (many people ask me how I do it)

For this project I used the Nautical Zipper Kit that includes three zipper colors and anchor pulls.


Cute Zipper Pouch - FREE Pattern

3 Tiny Zipper Pouches

I made these cute zipper pouches with the Teeny Tiny Zipper Coin Purse Pattern.  You can download the FREE pattern on Craftsy. They are very small and easy to sew.

You can learn how to sew a cute Teeny Tiny zipper pouch with the video tutorial.  It is very handy to attach a key ring or clip to hang it on your backpack or gym bag. It is very small, the finished size is about 3.5 long, 1.25 inches tall and 2.25 inches wide.  You can carry a lip balm, coins, money, or small items.

For these little pouches, I used the Rustic Holiday Zipper Kit.  I used short hearts, regular, and flower zipper pulls… they are so cute!


double zipper pouch


4 Double Zipper Pouch Tutorial

This double zipper pouch tutorial is for a lined pouch that you can use as a pencil case, cosmetics bag, or as a clutch.

The finished measurements are approximately 10″ wide x 5 1/2 tall.

This is a good project to use your fabric scraps and to feature your favorite fabric.


How to Sew a Zipper Bag


5 Open Wide Zippered Pouch

Open Wide Zippered Pouch Tutorial from Noodle Head shows you how to make these pouches that open wide so you can easily see what its inside it.  The tutorial include three sizes.


How to Sew a Zipper Bag

6 The Gemini Pouch

The Gemini Pouch by Chris W Designs features two zippered storage pockets! Perfect for pens & pencils, or even sewing supplies.


How to Sew a Zipper Bag

7 Petal Pockets Cosmetic Bag

Carry your cosmetics in style with this Petal Pockets Cosmetic Bag by Cozy Nest Designs.  It is a quick and easy cosmetic bag. Features a top zipper and is loaded with personality and design possibilities.


8 Three Ring Binder

The instructions are for a 3 ring binder, but you can customize it to your needs. All the binder pouch seams are enclosed and it features a vinyl window to feature your favorite fabric.  A binder pouch like this can be used for school and can have many other uses.  I use mine for my scissors and other sewing supplies.


How to Sew a Zipper Bag

9 Susie

Susie by Pattydoo is an adorable small pouch with a zipper and fancy box-pleats that you can use as a makeup bag.  This tutorial includes a video.


How to Sew a Zipper Bag


10 Snappy Manicure Wallet

The Snappy Manicure Wallet by Noodle Head is a little wallet specially designed for nail polish and a few manicure essentials. And it’s a snap to make!


Check the article More Free Patterns for Zipper Bags for more free patterns!

I invite you to check my Zippered Bags Ideas & Patterns Pinterest Board. In this board I pin FREE patterns to sew zippered bags.


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