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Rainbow Zipper Pouch Tutorial

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Make this Amazing DIY Zipper Pouch all from zippers. Kids love pouches, they are easy to make and a great way to use up leftover zippers.

diy zipper pouch tutorial

Rainbow Zipper Pouch

I love my new Rainbow Zipper Pouch!  

Anything bright and rainbow-colored is especially popular around here, and who couldn’t use a new pouch?  It’s the perfect project if you have been wondering what to do with leftover zippers.

DIY Zipper Pouch Tutorial

The zipper pouch works perfectly as a break-away clutch to put inside a larger tote.  It’s so bright and colorful, you’ll always be able to spot it!  (I have a feeling I’ll be making a 2nd one of these when my little missy comes and sees this pouch, lol)

zipper pouch tutorial

I always wanted to make a regular pouch with a zipper top, but since I had so many leftover zippers, I thought I would make my interpretation of a “zipper pouch”.

All the zippers actually work, so you can open it any place you want!

rainbow zipper pouch

How to make a Rainbow Zipper Pouch

Do you want to make one of these adorable DIY zipper pouches too?

It really is easy, you can use any size zipper to get different shaped bags. And of course, it doesn’t have to be rainbow! I picture it in a red and navy blue or all black for boys. Or how about a cute pencil bag in your school colors?

Materials needed for the ultimate DIY zipper pouch:

  • Several zippers (I used 13 7-inch zippers) Great deal on 8-inch zippers.
  • Sewing machine
  • zipper foot (not mandatory, but it helps)
  • Sharp needle
  • Hand sewing needle and thread
  • iron
  • extra fabric or bias tape if you would like to add a hand strap
  • fray check (optional)

Instructions:

Step 1: Sew the Zippers together.

Unzip all the zippers and begin sewing the zippers together. (right sides together) Carefully line up the metal zipper edge pieces when sewing together.

As you get close to the other end of the zipper, slide the zipper closed to move the zipper pull out of the way.

Keep sewing the zippers together.  

Step 2: Make the pouch.

Once the zippers are all sewn together, fold the block of zippers in half, right sides together, to make a “pouch.” Sew the top edge together, so you have a “tube” of zippers.

Next, sew along the sides of the pouch. It helps to open the zippers halfway. (The pull tab gets in the way of the presser foot.)

If you have trouble keeping the zippers in a perfect line, you may need to sew a tiny basting stitch to keep them in place, as shown below.  (You could also try binder clips or wonder clips.)

If you would like to add a hand strap, cut a piece of bias tape to the desired length and sew along the edge of the bias tape.

Fold the bias tape in half and slide it inside the pouch, lining up the edges as shown below. Pin in place.

Sew along the sizes of the pouch, getting as close to the metal zipper stops as possible.

Then flip the pouch right side out and gently press with edges with a warm iron.

There you go! Isn’t it cute!  If you make a zipper pouch, please come back and share your creations on my facebook page or tag me on Instagram using the #scatteredmompatterns!

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64 Comments

  1. This is so cool! I definitely want to make myself one of these:) I found you at the Flamingo Toes link party!!!

  2. I just love the execution of this idea! So well done!

  3. Wow – this is beautiful! Found it at the Craft, Create & Inspire Party – so glad I did!!

    Have a great weekend!
    Danielle
    SewMuchCrafting.com

  4. Greatest idea EVER!!! I love it so very much! And I want one. Or two. I'm terrified of sewing zippers so this should probably be my worst nightmare, but I really want to try it! 😉 Too cute!

    1. I don't know what is up w/ pinterest… A few people have mentioned they are having trouble pinning, but there are others with no problems at all. Let me know if you figure out the issue…
      ~Jamie

  5. I.Am.In.Love! I already have a thing about zippers. I make flowers, shamrocks, bunnies, headbands and anything else I can out of them. Because of my love of zippers I was super jealous to read about the delivery of zippers you received! I can't wait to try this!

  6. this is fabulous! I wanted to pin it and it looks like Pinterest has been disabled…

  7. Thanks for sharing, this is amazing, I always wanted a pencilcase made of zippers when I was a kid, it looked so cool!

  8. Me encanta!! Que bonito, práctico y sobre todo original. Me gusta de estuche para el colegio o para ir a la playa. Un Saludo
    Sonia

  9. This is so great! Pinned it so I can remember to give it a try one of these days! Although I haven't quite mastered zipper sewing yet, so this may be a challenge for me… Visiting from Ginger Snap Crafts!

  10. wow! So fun! I love these and have never made one. Your tutorial is great, so is the tip for cheaper zippers :o) I stopped over from Ginger Snap Crafts… would love to have you come check out my link party..

  11. Thanks for sharing where you got the zippers from. After seeing the picture yesterday on Insagram I was dying to see the tutorial. I will definitely put this on my list to sew. I can already see my girls stealing it though. 🙂

  12. This is adorable. I need to order me some of those zippers. Thank you for sharing!