Easy Small Zipper Pouch Coin Purse Tutorial
These coin zipper pouches are also great for credit cards, gift cards, and business cards, and you can keep a copy near your sewing machine for easy reference.
If you don’t have these tools, make a template measuring 5 1/2 inches wide by 4 inches high, pin it to your fabric, and cut out the pieces with sewing scissors.
Attach your fusible interfacing
Pellon’s fusible interfacing is the perfect weight for sewing zipper pouches, handbags, and other similar projects. Press each piece of interfacing until fused using the cotton steam setting on your iron.
Add the zipper
The length of a zipper is 4 inches, measured from the top metal stop to the bottom metal stop. As a rule of thumb, your fabric pieces should be 1 1/2 inches wider than the length of your zipper. The zipper should be sandwiched right sides together between the outer and lining fabric pieces.
Sew the zipper
Stitch the zipper to the fabric with your sewing machine and zipper foot. Fold each fabric piece down so the wrong sides are facing each other and straight stitch along the top to give it a finished look and prevent the fabric from getting caught in the zipper.
Repeat with the other fabric pieces
Fold the outer and lining fabrics wrong sides together and straight stitch them together, then finish the inside of the zipper with the zipper foot.
Time to sew
My post How to Sew a Lined Zipper Pouch has instructions on how to sew a zipper pouch coin purse. A printable PDF version of this sewing tutorial is available for purchase HERE, and it includes 12-pages of step-by-step instructions with pictures.
You are finished!
I hope you found this tutorial helpful! Please share your finished zipper pouch project with me or leave a comment if you have any questions. Press the zipper pouch to give it a finished professional look.
How do you make a change purse?
How to Make a Purse Pattern:
- Step 1: Make a Purse Pattern by tracing the arc of the purse clasp onto tissue.
- Step 2: Draw the Body.
- Step 3: Add Corners.
- Step 4: Add Seam Allowance.
- Step 5: Cut Out Fabric.
- Step 6: Sew Bottom Edge.
- Step 9: Repeat for Lining.
How do you make a money pouch?
1. Take your fabric and cut it out.
- Place the free PDF pattern on top of your fabric and cut out the pieces.
- Attach the zipper.
- Create the pockets.
- Attach the zipper pull.*
- Stitch the pouch pieces together.
- Turn the fabric right side out.
- Add an optional closure.
How do you make a curved zipper pouch?
The “curved zipper pouch” is one of today’s handcrafted goods.
- Sew the outer fabrics right side together (don’t sew 1cm from the edges. )
- sew the inner fabrics the same way (leaving 6cm open for turning. )
- Cut off extra seams and press seam allowances open.