Make your own easy and quick zipper pouch. You don’t even need a sewing machine, just some fabric glue, a needle and thread. Get creative and make any shape you like!
I don’t need to go outside for my mental health. Sewing is my therapy. I forgot how much I loved it, until I finally unpacked my grandmothers’ sewing machine and set up my sewing nook in my new appartement. There’s just something about the sound of that machine that soothes me. Maybe I do need proper therapy.
What you’ll need:
- Fabrics, 1 for the outside and 1 for the lining
- Needle and thread (or a sewing machine)
- Fabric glue (optional)
I wanted to share this quick and easy zipper pouch diy with you guys. It’s in no way the right way to sew a zipper pouch, but it’s the easy way. And that’s the way we like it.
Unless you master the art of drawing a perfect circle, use a round object as your stencil. I used an IKEA bowl. Draw a circle on the ‘wrong’ side of your outer fabric and draw the same circle on your lining fabric.
Cut the circles in half. I folded them in half first to see where the centre is. Take one of each and glue them together, ‘right’ sides facing out. You can also stitch the edges together if you have time/patience/a sewing machine.
If you used fabric glue like me, wait for it to dry completely. In the meantime, cut out the ears if you want to make a cute cat like me. I cut out 4 triangles and glued them together to make 2 ears. This way it looks good from both sides.
Now put the 2 halves on top of each other, the outside fabric facing towards each other. Place the ears in between, ears pointing inwards. Sew along the round edge, leaving a half inch seam allowance. For best and quickest results, use a sewing machine. Leave the straight edge open.
Open your zipper and pin each side to one of the sides of the opening. Sew the zipper onto the pouch. The easiest way I found was sewing it by hand.
Tadaa, now you only have to stuff your zipper pouch with cute stuff and you’re ready to go!