Zippered Pouch Tutorial

The Zippered Pouch Tutorial teaches three unusual and easy ways to install zippers to your bags with your regular pressing foot.  I made these cute zippered pouches following the Craftsy Class Zip It Up: Easy Techniques for Zippered Bags.  The class includes three Joan Hawley patterns from Lazy Girl Designs



The three patterns: The Nickita Bag, The Runaround Bag, and The Bendy Bag are very easy to make and as the name of the designer’s website, these are Lazy Patterns.  the interior seams are exposed and finished with zigzag.  I’m use to have nice clean interiors, but this is not the case for these bags.

She teaches a few “Lazy” techniques, that might be unusual but they work.


Pattern: Nickita Bag

Fabric: faux leather for exterior, Quilting Cotton Fat Quarter for lining

Stabilizer: Fusible Fleece


In the Nickita Bag the exterior fabric is quilted to the lining.  It has a rectangular shape and it is handy to store toiletries, cosmetics, or any small items. I sew this one for my son with musical notes fabric for the lining because he likes to sing.


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Pattern: Runaround Bag

Fabric: faux leather and Quilting Cotton Fat Quarter

Stabilizer: Fusible Fleece


The Runaround bag is a small cross body bag.  It has a pocket in each side of the bag (one of them is zippered). I sew this one for my daughter to carry her phone. I changed the handle a little and added D rings. In the original pattern you sew the handle directly to the body of the bag.



Pattern: Bendy Bag

Fabric:Quilting Cotton Fat Quarters

Stabilizer: Fusible Fleece


The Finished size of the Bendy Bag is approx: 3” x 6” x 6″, it has an unusual shape and it is handy to store chargers, headphones, etc.  Joan Hawley posted a free Bendy Bits Tutorial to make a mini zippered bag with the leftovers cutouts of the Bendy Bag.


Bendy Bits


I liked the zippered techniques from this class but I didn’t like that the seams in the interior of the bags are exposed.  I still learned a few new techniques and recommend this class for beginners.


Have fun sewing these easy projects!

Happy Sewing,

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