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How to Make a Half Moon Zippered Pouch

How to Make a Half Moon Zippered Pouch

I love making zippered pouches and this half moon zippered pouch was no exception.  I love the shape of this pouch. It is fun and functional.  This pouch is perfect for makeup, supplies and other small items.  It is also a perfect fat quarter project.  I used a floral remnant for this project with a bright pink lining.  I used a green zipper as an accent.  The fabrics really make this a fun project.  You can definitely make it your own.  

I obtained this remnant from Joann’s but you can head to Hobby Lobby or Fabric.com to find the perfect fabric for your project.  I added some interfacing to my pouch to give it a little more structure but otherwise it is just fabric and a zipper.  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. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

What you will Need: How to Make a Half Moon Zippered Pouch

How to make a half moon zippered pouch
What you need half moon pouch

Step 1: Cut out your Fabrics

Using the pattern cut out two outer pieces, two lining pieces and two interfacing pieces.

How to make a half moon zippered pouch
Cut your fabrics

Step 2: Fuse the Interfacing

Fuse the interfacing to the outer fabric following the manufacturer’s instructions.  If you are unfamiliar with how to fuse interfacing it is a simple process. Simply place the shiny glue side on the wrong side of the outer fabric and press with a hot iron.  The glue will begin to melt and fuse with the fabric so the two pieces will act as one.  

Step 3: Attach the zipper

Find the center of your zipper and the center of your half moons and mark.  Place the outer fabric right sides up on your work space. Lay the zipper right side down on the outer fabric matching the center markings. Place the lining fabric right side down on the zipper matching the center markings so that you have a zipper sandwich.  Clip the zipper all the way around the moon part of the bag using wonder clips.  If you don’t have wonder clips you can get them here

Stitch using a zipper foot.  Repeat for the other side of the zipper.  Top stitch the zipper on both sides.  You should now have two sides of the pouch with the zipper in the center. You will notice that I used a longer than necessary zipper.  I did this because it is what I had on hand.  I find it a little easier to use the longer zipper and just cut off the ends.  Open the zipper about half way.  

How to make a half moon zippered pouch
Add the zipper
How to make a half moon zippered pouch
Sewn half zipper
How to make a half moon zippered pouch
Sewn Zipper

Step 4: Sew the bag

Sew the bottom of the outer bag using a 1/4″ seam allowance.  Stitch the bottom lining pieces together using 1/4″ seam allowance but leaving an opening for turning.  

How to make a half moon zippered pouch
Sew the bottom

Step 5: Box the Bottoms

Box the bottoms of the outer bag and the lining by pinching the square opening closed on both sides.  You will catch part of the zipper when you do this which is the correct thing to do.  Stitch using a 1/4″ seam allowance.  You can box the lining and the outer bog separately or together it doesn’t really matter.  

How to make a half moon zippered pouch
Box the corners

Step 6: turn the bag

Turn the bag right side out through the opening you left in the lining and through the open zipper.  Sew the opening closed using ladder stitch.  You have now finished your half moon zippered pouch.  

How to maake a half moon zippered pouch
Half Moon Pouch

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If you would like more zippered pouch tutorials check out our pencil case tutorial or our makeup bag tutorial.  

How to maake a half moon zippered pouch

How to Make a Half Moon Zippered Pouch

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $5

This is a cute little half moon pouch for all of your little bits and bobs from makeup to pens and pencils.

Materials

  • Pattern
  • 1/4 yd outer fabric
  • 1/4 yd lining fabric
  • 16" or longer zipper
  • 1/4 yd. Pellon 808 interfacing
  • Standard Sewing supplies

Tools

  • Sewing Machine
  • Iron

Instructions

  1. Cut out the pattern using the pattern piece.
  2. Fuse the interfacing according the manufacturers instructions.
  3. Attach the zipper in a zipper sandwich with the lining. Attach one side at a time.
  4. Sew the bag all the way around leaving an opening in the lining for turning
  5. Box the corners by pinching the side seam to the bottom seam and sewing.
  6. Turn the bag right sides out.

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