diy: pouf zippy pouch

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When I figured out how to make this pouch, I was pretty excited. I had been trying to recreate a pouch that Casey had and it took a few tries but I got it! It's so simple, it blows my mind. If this is your first time sewing something, it may not be as exciting for you but, I will try to explain it as best I can!
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First off, you will need:
- Felt (Just a standard 9"x12" piece that you can purchase at a craft store)
- A piece of fabric cut to the same size
- 14" Zipper
- Bias tape
- Thread
- Pins
- Scissors
- Sewing Machine
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Lay your fabric down face up. Lay the zipper face down on the top edge (the 9" smaller side). Lay the felt face down on top of the zipper. Pin the edges together.
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Sew it all together along the edge.
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Fold the fabrics down and iron the edge down exposing the zipper.
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Sew along the edge to keep the edges from getting stuck in the zipper.
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Fold the fabric on top of it self and line the opposite edge up with the other side of the zipper. Do the same with the felt on the back side.
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Sew along the edge.
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Unzip the zipper so you can iron the edges again around the zipper. Sew the edges down.
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Zip up the zipper and turn everything inside out.
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Now you will fold the sides into itself. Take the folded edges and fold the inward toward the zipper.
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From the side it should look like this. Pin it down on both sides.
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Cut a 2 inch piece of bias tape and fold it in half.
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Slide it on top of the zipper and into the folded mess. It should be parallel to the zipper and directly on top of it. The raw edges of bias tape should line up with the other edges.
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Sew the edges all together. Make sure you unzip the zipper a little so you don't sew it up on the outside of the pouch. Trim the edges so they are all even.
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Sew bias tape around the edges to make them look finished.
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Turn the pouch inside out.
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And it should look something like this.
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The shape may not look like this right when you turn it inside out. You'll need to adjust it a little on the inside. The bias taped edges should sit straight on the inside. If you look inside the pouch in the picture, you may be able to see what I mean.
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These would be perfect to make for a last minute gift! You can also purchase these pouches and larger versions in our Etsy shop!

xo, Savannah


  1. This to me is awesome, and completely not even feasible for me! I don't even know how to turn the sewing machine on! Oh gosh! BUT this looks great!

    Andrea Fer

  2. How creative! This is so cute. :)

    ♡ Ysabel
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  3. This is great! I've been looking for a zippered pouch tutorial that's easy to follow. Thanks!

  4. I love it!! I've linked to your tutorial over at Craft Gossip:

  5. This is such an awesome tutorial! Not just the actual pouch but how the photos are so straight forward and easy to follow. Great photos! I am really excited to try this out soon! I'm relatively new to using sewing machines and have been trying all sorts of tutorials and this is definitely a must do! Thank you for the post :)

  6. My daughter decided to make some of these and oh my... they are adorable! Thanks! I posted her first 2 on my blog.