How to Make a Double Zipper Mini Pouch

This double zipper mini pouch is a fun little pouch to make. It is perfect to put small things and makeup in. It has two zipper pockets that makes it both fun t make and functional. I love making zipper pouches and this one is no different. It is a pretty simple sewing project even though there are two zippers. A strong beginner should be able to complete this project easily by following the sewing tutorial. If you would like to try som of my other zipper pouches try my see through zipper pouch and my simple zipper pouch.

I used three different fabrics for this double zipper mini pouch. I purchased all of my fabrics atJOANN Fabric & Craft Stores but you could head to fabric.com or onlinefabricstore.net to get exactly what you need for your zipper pouch. This project 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. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

What You will Need: How to Make a Double Zipper Mini Pouch

What you will Need

Step 1: Cut the Fabrics

Outer fabric

  • 8 5/8″ x 6 1/8″ — 2 pieces
  • 1 1/2″ x 2″ — 2 pieces
  • 1 1/2″ x 13 3/4″ — 1 piece

Lining Fabric

  • 8 5/8″ x 6 1/8″ — Pieces

Accent Fabric

  • 4 3/4″ x 3 1/2″ — 2 pieces

Fusible Fleece

Use the pattern piece to cut out two pieces of fusible fleece

Step 2: Fuse the Fleece

Fuse the fleece pieces to the outer fabric pieces in the center. Layer each fabric piece with the corresponding lining piece. Cut around the fleece leaving a 3/8″ seam allowance.

Fuse the fleece

Step 3: Create the Front Pocket

Take the accent pieces and find the center and make a mark on each. Find the center of the 4″ zippered mark on the top and bottom. Lay the accent piece right sides up on your work station. Place the 4″ zipper right sides down on the accent piece matching the centers. Stitch the zipper. Place the other accent piece right sides down on the sewn zipper matching the centers. Stitch the zipper again and stitch the bottom of the pocket piece using a 3/8″ seam allowance. Turn right sides out. topstitch along the zipper.

Add the small zipper
Add other outer piece
Turn pocket right sides out

Step 4: Add the Zipper Pocket

Take one of the outer pieces of fabric and place it right sides up on your work surface with a long edge facing up. Measure down 2″ from the long edge and draw a line. Place the pocket piece wrong sides down with the zipper on the line. Stitch the zipper to the outer piece. Fold the piece down and stitch the sides and bottom using a 1/8″ seam allowance. Clip off any excess zipper tape.

Add zipper pocket
Finished outer pocket

Step 5: Add the Main Zipper

Find the center of the outer piece with the pocket and the center of the zipper. Mark. Place the outer piece right sides up on your work station. Place the zipper right sides down on the outer piece matching the center marks. Lay the lining piece on top of the zipper creating a zipper sandwich. Stitch the zipper through all layers. Repeat for the other side of the zipper using the remaining outer and lining pieces. Press and topstitch on both sides of the zipper.

Outer and lining fabrics

Step 6: Create the Tabs and Strap

Take the remaining outer pieces and create tabs and a strap. Fold the long raw edges of each piece to the center and press. Fold in half to enclose the raw edges and press. Topstitch on both sides of the tabs. Topstitch on both sides of the strap leaving 2″ from each end unstitched. Place the strap through the swivel clip. Place the ends right sides together and stitch. Re-fold the strap and stitch closed. stitch across the swivel clip to secure.

Step 7: Add the Tabs

Fold the tabs in half. Place them at either end of the zipper and clip. Stitch the tabs in place.

Add the tabs

Step 8: Stitch the bottom of the bag

Place the outer pieces right sides together and the lining pieces right sides together. Stitch the bottom of the outer piece using a 3/8″ seam allowance. Stitch the bottom of the lining fabric leaving an opening for turning.

Place lining and outer fabrics right sides together

Step 9: Stitch the Sides

Place the bag so that the zipper is in the middle and the corners are aligned as shown. Stitch the sides together using a 3/8″ seam allowance.

Stitch the sides

Step 10: Box the Corners

Place the side of the outer piece with the bottom of the outer piece to create a straight line. Clip. Place the corresponding lining piece together with the outer piece in the same way and clip. Stitch along the straight line using a 3/8″ seam allowance. Stitch opposing sides first. then repeat for the other two sides.

Box the outer corners
Add the lining to the outer fabric
Box the other corners

Step 11: Finish the Double Zipper Mini Pouch

Turn right sides out through through the opening in the lining. Stitch the opening closed using ladder stitch. Add the strap through one of the tabs. you are now finished with your double zipper mini pouch.

Turn right sides out and add the strap

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