Saturday, January 9, 2021

Boxed Zipper Pouch (how to)

Hello everyone, happy Saturday to you all!

I'm super excited to bring you a new video tutorial 😀. 

I'm a huge fan of boxed zipper pouches as they make such useful pencil or make up bags, or they can even be used as small project bags.

These pouches are fully lined with no exposed raw edges. I think you'll like how stylish and beautiful they look not just on the outside, but on the inside as well. And, to top it off, the pouch is given its shape by folding the edges of the pouch instead of needing to cut and then sew all the corners, definitely a time saver.

DIMENSIONS: 3'' wide x 7'' long x 2'' tall

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I made my pouches using quilting cotton for both the exterior and the lining of the pouch, but you could use canvas or some other slightly heavier weight fabric for the outside of the pouch if you wish.

I also used Pellon SF101 interfacing for both the exterior and the lining of the pouch, but Pellon Fusible Fleece could be used for the exterior panels instead if you wish your finished pouch to have a bit more structure.


Main Exterior: (2) - 5 1/2'' tall x 10'' wide panels
Lining: (2) - 6'' tall x 10'' wide panels
Inner Binding: (2) - 1 3/4'' x 5'' strips
(2) - 1'' tall x 10'' wide strip
Contrasting Exterior Strip: (2) - 1'' tall x 10'' wide strip
Interfacing Cut: (2) - 5.5'' tall x 10'' wide panels
(2) - 6'' tall x 10'' wide panels
(2) - 1'' tall x 10'' wide strip

(1) - 9'' long metal or nylon zipper
(2) - 2'' long ribbons

Let's get sewing, shall we? 

Here's the video tutorial for you, enjoy!


  1. Another excellent tutorial. Your videos and instructions are always so clear and easy to follow. Thank you!

  2. I watched your video yesterday and want to thank you. Your instructions are clear, precise, and very professional. And your patterns and instructions make me look like I know what I'm doing!

    1. that's absolutely wonderful to hear, thank you.

  3. Your tutorials and patterns are fabulous! Thank you.

  4. I'm sorry. Have I missed something? I'm interested in your tutorial but I can't see the video. I have made some of your other patterns before and I love your style.

  5. I love the pouch. i'm always taken with your fabric choices

  6. Wish you would add metric measurements as well. Only 2% of the world and 5% of the global population still use imperial.

  7. The video is awesome. Really clear and well paced. And I love that you have added that you need to secure the beginning and end. Many new sewers forget to do that. Will share at our community workshop.

  8. So cute! Can't wait to make it! Love your fabric!

  9. So cute. Can't wait to make this pouch!

  10. Thank you for this excellent tutorial, Svetlana! I just followed it to make a pouch, and your video was superb! What a cute design!


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