FAQ: How To Sew A Boxed Bottom Bag With Lining And Zipper?

How to Sew a Zip Pouch with a Flat Bottom

I love that the pattern is pretty simple and can easily be modified or customized depending on what you want to use the bag for. Zippered pouches are my “go-to” handmade gift because they stitch up quickly and are a great way to use up fabric scraps.

Before you begin, a few sewing tips

Video Tutorial

I created a video to demonstrate how to make this easy bag-sauce pouch.

Printable Version

Basic Sewing Supplies: u00bc yard Pellon Shape Flex Interfacing, 1 yard Fusible Fleece Interfacing, and 10u2033 or longer polyester zipper Basic Sewing Supplies: u00bc yard Pellon Shape Flex Interfacing, 1 yard Fusible Fleece Interfacing, and 10u2033 or longer polyester zipper

Cutting Directions

Construction Steps

Finishing

Press the zip pouch well with your iron and plenty of steam; don’t skip this step. Push the corners of the bags out with a hera tool or other “pointy object” (not your scissors, as they may poke through the fabric) until they are crisp.

How do you make a tote bag with a flat bottom?

Boxing the bottom corners to give a bag a flat bottom to stand on takes away from the width and height, resulting in a bag that is narrower across the width of the bag at the bottom seam and shorter in height along the side seam from top to bottom.

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    How do you sew a bag with sides and bottoms?

    Sewing a Bag with Sides and a Bottom: Steps

    1. Step 1: Pick your fabric.
    2. Step 2: Cut your fabric.
    3. Step 3: Sew the faces to the sides.
    4. Step 4: Sew the lining together.
    5. Step 5: Sew the straps.
    6. Step 6: Sew the lining to the fabric.
    7. Step 7: Sew the lining to the fabric.

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