I love zipper pouches. They are so fun. This triangle zipper pouch is a fun little pouch with no raw edges to get in the way. I did a triangle pouch a long time ago but there was a raw edge on the inside. This one is free of all raw edges and just as easy to make. It is a simple beginner sewing project that anyone with basic sewing skills can make even though it has a zipper. This zipper is a simple install that should expand any beginner’s sewing skills. If you are not a beginner this is easy peasy. This entire project can be made in not time. Do lets get started.
I used remnants for this project that I purchased at JOANN Fabric & Craft Stores for 50% off. I used a zipper that I shortened for this project and some fusible fleece for structure. If you don’t have a stash of fabrics head to JOANN Fabric & Craft Stores, Fabric.com or onlinefabricstore.net to get exactly what you need for this project. 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.
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What you will Need: How to Make a Triangle Zipper Pouch
- Remnant or fat quarter of outer fabric
- Remnant or fat quarter of lining fabric
- Scrap of Fusible fleece like Pellon 987F
- 4″ zipper
Step 1: Cut your Fabrics
Cut two outer pieces, two lining pieces and two fleece pieces that measure 5 3/8″ x 4 3/4″. Cut one outer piece that measures 6″ x 3/4″ for the handle.
Step 2: Fuse the Fleece
Fuse the fleece to the wrong side of the outer fabrics following the manufacturer’s instructions and using a hot iron.
Step 3: Add the Zipper
Place one outer piece right sides up on your work surface. Place the zipper right sides down on the outer piece. Lay one of the lining pieces right sides down on the zipper creating a zipper sandwich. Pin or clip the three layers together. Stitch the layers together. Open the pieces so that the outer piece and lining piece are wrong sides together and press. Top stitch along the zipper. Repeat for the other side of the zipper with the remaining outer and lining pieces.
Step 4: Create the Handle
Take the 6″ x 3/4″ piece and fold the long edges in to the center and press. Fold in half lengthwise to enclose the raw edges and press again. Stitch down the middle of the handle.
Step 5: Attach the Handle
Fold the handle in half and place it 1″ from the zipper on the right outer piece of the pouch as shown. Stitch it in place.
Step 6: Stitch the Sides
Place the outer halves right sides together and the lining sides right sides together. Stitch along the outer side and the lining side using a 3/8″ seam allowance but leave an opening in the lining side for turning.
Step 7: Stitch the Bottom
Fold the pouch so that the seams you just stitched Lin up with the zipper. Clip the bottom using wonder clips so that the outer fabric seams and the lining seams are lined up with the zipper. Stitch along the bottom using a 3/8″ seam allowance.
Step 8: Stitch the Top
Unzip the zipper. Place the outer fabric right sides together and the lining fabrics right sides together so that the top forms and arc. Stitch all along the arc using a 3/8″ seam allowance. Trim the seam allowance and excess zipper on the bottom.
Step 9: Turn Right Sides Out
Turn right sides out through the opening in the lining and the open zipper. Stitch the lining closed using ladder stitch or your machine. Stuff the lining into the outer pouch and you have finished your triangle zipper pouch.
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