Perfect Zipper Bag for your sewing tools

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Since, I’m starting to branch out more and meet up with local sewing groups, I thought it would be fun to create a little zipper bag to carry all my tools.  This bag stitched together quickly and used supplies I already hand on hand.

Zipper Bag


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This project is for all levels.

Skill Level- 1 Button


  • Colored Felt
  • Zipper
Click for the printable sewing bag template
**Note: the embroidery design was stitched before the pattern pieces were cut out.

Basic Instructions:

  • Print out template and cut two pieces of felt on fold for bag.
  • To attach zipper: cut one side of bag 1 3/4″ below the top edge.  This will be your zipper placement.

Easy Zipper Bag Pattern

  • With zipper foot attached on machine; position cut edge of felt up close to the zipper.  Straight stitch along each side of zipper.  Take your time, this stitch line is exposed and will be visible. To add additional stability and keep my zipper tape in place, I added a decorative stitch along the top edge of tape.

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  • Pin right sides together and stitch all around using a straight stitch and 1/4″ seam allowance.
  • To create mitered corners match the side seam to bottom seam; fold.  With your straight ruler, draw a line 1 1/2″ from the point; draw line.  This is your stitch line.  Straight stitch across this line.  I like to stitch twice for security.

Mitered Corners |

  • Trim and clip corners all around the inside of bag.  Turn right side out and lightly press.

Zipper Bag

  • Fill with goodness!

Zipper Bag The Sewing Loft


I just love that all my goodies have a safe case to travel in.

ps- did you “spy” the embroidery?  It’s yours for the grabbing!  And if machine embroidery isn’t your thing- no worries, I’ve gotcha covered.  More projects on the way!


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  1. Could you please tell me where it is you download the embroidery file for the cute saying? I’ve looked all over and can’t find it.

    Thanks in advance!

  2. Please disregard my last comment. I was sent the link already for the file.

    Thank you so much!

  3. This is a great tutorial. I wish I could write better tutorials….how long have you been blogging? I love making zipper bags, they’re great for everything!

  4. How cool is that!

  5. I love how you put the embroidery on the bag. its really cute!

  6. Love your little sewing (or anything) bag! Very cute, great idea! Thanks!

  7. How do I access the hand embroidery pattern for “Dangerous With Scissors” sewing pouch? Thanks.

    • Just sign up for the weekly tutorial newsletter and the coupon code for the free download will be emailed directly to you!

  8. Jessica at Me Sew Crazy says

    Love all of these dangerous with scissors embroidery!!! This is such a great bag, love it!

  9. I can’t find the Embroidery Design for the ,
    Perfect Zipper Bag for your sewing tools.
    It said it is yours for the grabbing.

    • it sure is Bev! Check your in box. The link and free code are sent direct when you signed up. Would love to see what you create with it!

  10. Jeanne Marie says

    nope no website as of yet too busy gabbing with who ever about my quilting, and yes my embroidery, but it is fun to sew or embroidery I love to do that, not many want to. I loved what my grandmother showed me long ago, so I entered a lot in the fair and won a bunch of blue ribbons for all I did in my sewing. I do like this site and hope to see something fun to do. you all take care and have fun, hugs Jeanne xox

  11. Hi Heather, I absolutely love this bag. I noticed you included a layer of interfacing behind the embroidery which is visible in the photos, but not mentioned in the text…

    • So glad you like the bag. Yes, when stitching the machine embroidery I backed my fabric/felt with stabilizer. This is only needed if you embroider the design.

  12. Rochelle Marouski says

    Just received the newsletter and downloaded the scissor freebie. Found this tutorial for the cute bag also and hope to give it a try tonight! Love your ideas!