How to Make a Cube Pouch

How to Make a Cube Pouch

How to Make a Cube Pouch

How cute is this little cube pouch? I just had to recreate this project for you.  This is a standard beginner zipper pouch that anyone with basic sewing skills can make.  It takes no time at all to create this adorable little bag. If you can sew a straight stitch and do a little hand sewing you can create this bag. They are so quick to make you can make several of them to store everything you need.  Choose some fun fabrics to really make it your own. 

As those of you who follow Sew Very Crafty know, I love fun and colorful fabrics and this project is no different. I chose an encouraging word printed outer fabric with a bright purple lining and zipper for my cube pouch. I happened to get the outer fabric over at Fabric Frenzy who shipped it out to me immediately and I purchased the lining fabric at Joann’s.  Of course you could head to Hobby Lobby or Fabric.com to get exactly what you need for your cube pouch.  This post contains affiliate links that if you click on them and make a purchase I may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. 

What you will Need: How to Make a Cube Pouch  

  • 1/4 yd outer and lining fabric
  • 1/4 yd fusible fleece 
  • 1 8″ zipper
How to make a cube pouch
What you will Need cube pouch

Step 1: Cut your Cube Pouch Fabrics

Cut an outer, lining, and fleece to measure 8 3/4″ x 16 1/4″.  Cut to binding pieces that measure 5 1/2″ x 1 5/8″. 

Fabrics

Step 2: Fuse the Fleece

Fuse the fleece to the outer fabrics following the manufacturers instructions.  

Fuse fleece

Step 3: Add the zipper

Lay the lining fabric right sides up on your work surface.  Place the zipper right sides up on the lining and clip or pin.  Open the zipper and place he outer fabric wrong sides down onto the zipper making a zipper sandwich.  Using a zipper foot, stitch the along the zipper teeth through all of the layers.  Remember to stop stitching and move the zipper pull out of the way when you reach it to avoid bumps in your sewing.  Turn right sides out and press.  Top stitch along the zipper for a more professional look and to prevent the lining from catching on the zipper.  

Fold the lining so that it meets the other side of the zipper.  Fold the outer fabric so that it meets the zipper as well and again making a zipper sandwich.  Stitch the same way you did for the first side.  Turn right sides out.  Press and top stitch the zipper. 

Layer zipper
Layer outer fabric
Stitch zipper
Layer other side of zipper
Finished zipper

Step 4: Stitch around the raw edges

Using a 1/4″ seam allowance stitch around the raw edges of each end of the bag.  

Stitch around the ends

Step 5: Create the strap

Fold the strap so that the raw edges are in toward the center and press.  Fold in half again and press.  Stitch along the center. Fold the strap in half.  Stitch the strap to the zipper end of the bag on the back side so that the loop is facing toward the bag.  

Create strap
Add strap

Step 6: sew the cube pouch ends

Turn the bag wrong sides out so that the lining is facing. Fold the bag so that the zipper is in the center of the bag.  Create pleats on either side of the bag so that the bag is 4 1/2″” wide and clip.  Stitch along the ends through all layers using a 1/4″ seam allowance.  

Create pleats

Step 7: add the binding

Take one of the binding pieces and place it right sides together with one end of the pouch.  Stitch together using a 1/4″ seam allowance.  Fold the extra fabric around the ends and the rest of the binding over to conceal the raw edges.  Hand stitch the binding to the lining. Repeat for the other side.  Turn right sides out.  You have now finished your adorable little cube pouch. 

Add binding
Finish binding

 

How to Make a Cube Pouch
Finished Cube Pouch

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