I’m excited to share this zipper pouch tutorial with you! I’ve been making these as baby shower gifts for awhile now. They are the perfect diaper bag companions. Alrighty, let’s jump on in and I’ll show you how to get started.
- Cotton fabric: for each bag you’ll need 2 coordinating fabrics
- Large Bag – 17 by 8”
- Medium Bag – 16 by 7.5”
- Small Bag – 15 by 7”
- 3 Plastic zippers: any length will do, as long as it’s longer than the width of the bag. You’ll be safe with any zipper larger than 8”.
- Zipper Foot
- Extra Large Eyelet Pack & Tool
- To add the Iron on embellishment I used:
- Line the fabrics up wrong sides together.
- Line up one side of the zipper with one short end of your fabrics. The zipper will be right sides together with your top layer of fabric. Make sure the zipper stop is lined up with your fabric edge.
- Using a zipper foot, attach zipper at 1/4” seam allowance. The wider away from the zipper teeth you stitch, the more exposed the zipper will be.
- Finish the raw edges of the fabric and zipper.
- Iron zipper open and top stitch the fabric along the length of the zipper.
- Attach the second side of your zipper. Be careful to line up the zipper stop as you did the first time around.
- Iron open and top stitch again.
- Trim the zipper to the length of the bag. Mark sure your zipper is closed so you don’t trim the zipper pull off with the end of the zipper.
- Right sides out, iron your pouch and place your zipper where desired. In this case, I placed the zipper 2 1/2” down from the top.
- With your zipper opened, sew side seams at 1/2″ seam allowance.
- Flip the bag right sides out. Press.
- Insert the eyelet according to the manufacturers instructions and you’re done! I use this pack from Jo-Ann.
I added Cricut’s Iron-On to personalize the zipper pouches. You can access my project and cut file, here.
I used Cricut’s new EasyPress2 to get the job done! Let me tell you a little about my experience working with the EasyPress2.
I’m excited to share my first experience working with Cricut’s new EasyPress 2. The new EasyPress2 comes in 3 sizes now (6×7, 9×9, and 12×10) to suit every project. This product is really easy to use and I was impressed with how fast I became confident with it. The fast heat-up time and the temp control puts my old iron to SHAME. I’ll never go back!
If you’re worried about your Iron-on’s durability to withstand washes, let me put your mind at ease. I’ve used Vinyl in the past with a old junky iron and to be honest, it didn’t last. After 3 washes it started to peel! I can tell you from my experience, it’s the heat press that was the game changer for me. The very first shirt I made for my son with Cricut’s EasyPress NEVER peeled. I wasn’t experienced. I didn’t know all the best tips and tricks, but the EasyPress will do the work for you. In fact the only reason he doesn’t wear it anymore is because he outgrew it. In addition to that, Cricut’s StrongBond Guarantee promises your happiness on their Guaranteed products or your money back.
Here are my zipper pouches in all their glory! Ready to be gifted to a new Mother and sent off to a new home. Thanks for following along.