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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
6 The Gemini Pouch
The Gemini Pouch by Chris W Designs features two zippered storage pockets! Perfect for pens & pencils, or even sewing supplies.
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
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.
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!
These two patterns are not FREE, but I love them! they are in my to sew list and I can’t wait to use my Nylon Metallic Zippers. I bought a panda fabric to make the Creative Makers Supply Cases for my daughter.
Creative Maker Supply Cases by Sew Sweetness
Annex Double-Zip Box Pouch by Sew Sweetness
I invite you to check my Zippered Bags Ideas & Patterns Pinterest Board. In this board I pin FREE patterns to sew zippered bags.