This project can be made using small pieces of fabric to create a zip pouch that can be used as a coin purse, cosmetics bag, or for your crafting notions. In this tutorial we will be using the scraps left over from the previous two Fat Quarter Fun posts to make three scrappy zip pouches, but you can use any fabric you have available.
You will need the following:
Free Small Zipper Pouch Pattern
7"-10" zippers (1 per pouch)
Fusible Fleece (6 pieces around 5" x 6")
Fabric scraps from previous projects, or 6 pieces approximately 5" x 6 1/2"
After making the three drawstring bags from previous posts, I had the pieces shown above remaining. The solid pink is around 12" x 20" and each of the pieces sewn together as strips measures 6 1/2" x 14". I decided to use the 6 1/2" as the width of each pouch and to make them 5" high.
Cut six pieces from the lining at 6 1/2" x 5". These measurements are just a guide - feel free to make your pouches any size you like! Just make sure you cut 2 pieces of the exterior fabric and 2 lining pieces of each size!
For this project I cut two pieces 6 1/2" x 5" from one of the larger pieces of fabric sewn together in strips (the scrappy fabric) to make the first pouch. Do the same with the second scrappy fabric for the second pouch. The remaining pieces of these scrappy fabrics will be pieces together later to make the third pouch.
Now you should have the necessary pieces to sew two pouches following the Small Zipper Pouch pattern. I used the remaining pieces of the pink lining fabric to make the side tabs by cutting a piece 2" by 12". Press this piece in half lengthwise (1" x 12"). Unfold and press each raw edge to the center crease and then fold and press the center crease again (1/2" x 12"). Sew close to both long edges and cut into 6 equal pieces.
For the third pouch I had only these small pieces remaining. I chose to make one side of the pouch using the remaining "scrappy" pieces - one each side - and adding two strips of the other fabrics to the tops. I trimmed these to my desired size of 6 1/2" x 5" and then sewed following the pattern.
Enjoy your finished projects!