How to Make a Small Zippered Makeup Pouch

I am always looking for pouch ideas to make. I just find them un and functional. This small zippered makeup pouch is a simple sewing project even though it has. zipper. Then zipper is easy to stitch and the pocket is useful to have. There is a free pattern that comes with this simple sewing project to make it super easy to put together. if you would like more zipped makeup projects check out my other zippered makeup bag here.

I used some fun fabrics that I purchased at JOANN Fabric & Craft Stores for his project but you could head to Amazon Fabrics, or to get exactly what you want for your zippered makeup pouch. This post contains affiliate links that if you click on the 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 Small Zippered Makeup Pouch

What you will Need

Step 1: Cut out your Fabrics

From the accent fabric cut a rectangle that measures 6 3/4″ x 5 1/8. The outer fabric should be cut 9 7/8″ x 9 1/2″. From the lining Fabric cut two rectangles, one that measures 9 7/8″ x 14 1/8″ and one that measures 6 3/4″ x 6 1/4″. Finally, cut a piece of interfacing to measure 9 1/6″ x 13 3/8″.

Cut your fabrics

Step 2: Cut the Interfacing

Use the two pattern pieces and cut two pieces of interfacing.

Step 3: Fuse the Interfacing

Take the small interfacing piece and fuse it to the accent rectangle so that it is in the center. Fuse he other interfacing piece to the outer fabric also in the center. You should have about a 3/8″ seam allowance around both pieces. Trim the excess fabric leaving a 3/8″ seam allowance all the way around.

Fuse the interfacing

Step 4: Add the Zipper

Find the center top of the outer piece and the center of the zipper. Place the two pieces right sides together so that the center points match. Place the small lining rectangle so they are right sides together with the zipper to create a zipper sandwich. Using a zipper foot stitch the zipper to the two the layers. Turn right sides out. Press and topstitch along the zipper to secure the lining. Fold up the lining pice so that it matches the top of the zipper. Place the accent piece on top of the zipper so that there is a zipper sandwich. Stitch the pieces together using a zipper foot. Turn right sides out and topstitch along the zipper.

Add the first half of the zipper
Add second half of zipper

Step 5: Add the Lining

Place the entire piece right sides together with the main lining piece. Stitch all the way around the piece all along the interfacing leaving an opening at the bottom for turning. Trim the seam allowance to 1/4″ except on the bottom. Clip the outer and inner corners.

Add the lining

Step 6: Turn Right Sides Out

Turn the piece right sides out. Poke out the corners and press. Stitch along the bottom to close up the opening.

Turn right sides out

Step 7: Create the Pouch

Turn to the lining side. Measure 1 5/8″ from the top of the inner corner of the bottom part of the pouch and mark on both sides as shown. Take the top corner and fold it to meet that mark on both sides. Stitch the two sides. From the point measure up 4″ and make a mark on each side. Fold up the bottom corner of each side to meet the marks. Stitch along the sides and top f the pouch.

Measure u q1 5/8″ and Stich
Measure up 4″ and stitch

Step 8: Stitch the Front Sides

Pinch the front corners of the pouch and stitch along the corners to define them.

Pinch the sides and stitch

Step 9: Add the Kam Snap

Find the center of the flap of the pouch and measure about 1″ down from he top and add one half of the Kam Snap. Fold the flap over and determine where the other half of the Kam Snap should go and place it there. You have now finished your small zippered makeup pouch.

Add the Kam Snap
Finished small zippered makeup pouch

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