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Here is a little tutorial on how to make a fully lined zipper pouch without any hand sewing.
Mine is about 7 inches square.
For the pieced front I used this same technic with out so much top stitching. Since the pieced top is lined with interfacing I fused interfacing to the back as well, but not the lining.
My measurement will be in red.
You’ll need: Zipper, fabric, pins, sewing machine.
Cut your zipper 1 inch larger than the actual zipper. I used a 7 inch zipper and trimmed mine to 8 inches.
Decide on size of pouch. Remember it must be as wide as your zipper is long. You’ll need four rectangles the same size. Two for the outside and two for the lining. Cut your fabric as wide as your cut zipper and as long as you’d like. Mine was cut 8 x 8 inches.
Place your zipper in front of you like this photo. The left side is the left and the right side is the right. What you see is the top and if you were to flip it over it would be the back.
Pick up your top front and one of your lining pieces. With right sides together line them up along the left side of the zipper with the zipper in between them. The outside fabric will be against the top of the zipper and the lining will be against the back. Take your time and pin all three layers together. (sorry this pic is blurry)
Sew all three layers together with a 1/4 inch seam allowance. Flip your fabric back so that the wrong sides are facing and zipper is exposed. Press.
Top stitch 1/8 inch from fabric seam through all three layers.
Repeat with other side on the other side of the zipper. Your top will look like this.
Your back will look like this.
Open your zipper. Let me repeat, OPEN YOUR ZIPPER. Fold one side of your lining over to the other lining with right sides facing and one side of outside fabric over to other so that right sides are facing matching up top stitching. Pin in place. The bulk of the zipper will be on the lining side. I placed double pins where I will leave an opening.
Sew around with a 1/4 inch seam allowance leaving an opening in the lining large enough to turn. Cut your corners.
Turn right side out leaving lining exposed. Press bottom of lining and then top stitch the opening closed about 1/8 inch from edge.
Push lining into pouch all the way to the corners. Press.
Then your done!
If you use this tutorial and blog or post pictures, please link back to this post. Also let me know how it worked out for you.
Here’s another one I made the very same way.