Happy Monday!! I’m excited to have my flower zipper pouch pattern be part of the sew crazy challenge at Crazy Little Projects today. Amber is hosting a series that tackles different sewing challenges we encounter. So, since many stitchers are intimidated by the word “zipper” , I thought this pouch pattern was perfect. I promise with a little practice you can stitch them like a pro!
Flower Zipper Pouch Pattern
This project is for all levels.
Skill Level- 1 1/2 Buttons (zipper)
- Fat quarter of fabric
- Fabric scraps assorted colors
- Fusible fleece
- Paper backed fusible
- 7″ zipper
- Zipper pouch pattern
*Tip- Want to use a longer zipper? Check out this post for shortening instructions.
- Trace flower petals and center shape on the paper side of fusible. You need between 7 – 9 petals for each flower. Leave approximately 1/4″ between each piece. With a cool iron, iron the fusible on the wrong side of your fabric. Carefully cut out pattern pieces. Set aside.
- Following manufactures instructions; fuse interlining to wrong side of main fabric pieces. Position 1st layer of flower petals on the front of your bag. Iron in place as per packing instructions. Add a decorative stitch in center of petal. Repeat the process for the 2nd layer of petals. Attach center and stitch in place. Repeat for other flower. Hand embroider a contrast running stitch.
- Position zipper (teeth side down) on the right side of fabric along top edge of bag. Turn back the tail of zipper at a right angle towards seam allowance. Layer lining on top, right side down. Pin in place. Sew with zipper foot and straight stitch. Repeat on opposite side.
- Press open: stitching lining and zipper tape together.
- Flip fabric so that the exterior fabrics (pretty sides) are together and the lining pieces are right side together. (Zipper will be hidden in the middle.) Open zipper half way. Pin edges together, leaving 3 1/2″ opening along the bottom edge of lining.
- Straight stitch all around bag; making sure to get close to the zipper ends.
- Box stitch the corners by pining each corner together and aligning the side/bottom seams. Use a ruler and fabric pen to mark a perpendicular line 5/8″ from point. Straight stitch; trim and repeat for all corners.
- Turn right side out; press and straight stitch the hem opening closed.
Ready to get started? Great, grab your flower zipper pouch pattern here.
Think you have zipper installation down? Then you will want to check out this round-up of free zipper pouch patterns.
ps- don’t forget to swing by Crazy Little Projects. Amber has a bag filled with a goodies that she is itching to give away!
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