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Design Your Own Fabric & Make Your Own Zipper Pouch #DIY

I decided to make a zipper pouch to hold all my new pens in. Today I thought I would share how you can make your own. I hope you enjoy this tutorial you can always use fabric instead of making your own for the zipper pouch diy. And there are lots of really good tutorials on the web. As a matter of fact I did a round up to share with you of some of my favorites and it’ s posted below at the end of this post! Not only did I decide to make the zipper pouch I decided to use my permanent markers to make my own fabric. This is an easy process and I will share that too!

Zipper Pouch, handmade fabric, Theresa Huse 2013-

Whose ready to get their craft on today?

Diy Zipper Pouch, Theresa Huse 2013

It’s easier than you think!

How to make your own printed fabric with permanent Markers;

Fabric Print made with permanent markers, print on fabric, flower fabric, handmade fabric, Theresa Huse 2013-

Grab some pre-washed muslin fabric (I cut 4 pieces approximately 13 x 22″ each) preferably pressed & your permanent markers. Then create your design. Don’t worry about being perfect, if you get bleed lines incorporate it into the design. Use a light hand by not pressing hard onto the fabric which will help keep it from bleeding. Once done press with a iron to heat set. Protect your iron by covering fabric with waxed paper. Your done!”

How to make and assemble the zipper pouch;

Step By Step zipper Pouch, © 2013 Theresa Huse

Now for the sake of easy viewing I added these 6 steps into a collage (click to see full size)

  • zipper size 9-13″ will be perfect
  • 1. Lay right side fabric face down, place lining on top then iron back a seam (do this twice) Now with right side fabric faced down on table pin (or hand baste) your zipper to each side in place. (zipper pull facing down to table) 
  • 2.When you flip it over it should look like this image. Then sew your zipper into place.
  • 3.Pull open zipper slightly, fold fabric in half right sides together, pin and sew around all sides meeting zipper area that is already sewn. (this is why you need zipper slightly open) Now turn it inside out. Check sewing, clip edges and corners.
  • 4.To create a boxed bottom fold corner as shown and pin
  • 5.Check placement to make sure seams match
  • 6.Then sew a straight line across ( you can trim or tack extra fabric on the inside)

Zipper Pouch, Theresa Huse 2013

  • If you need to wash it use cold water, wash separately on gentle or hand wash (you may use warm water but, bleeding may occur).
  • Now toss in your pens, grab your paper, go have fun!
  • Oh, and if you’d like some other projects and  to win a set of your own pens come enter for your chance right here! Sorry the giveaway is over but, you can still see the post!
  • In case you need how to see to add in a zipper how to

Hope you are able to make one of your own zippered pencil- pen pouch and create your own fun fabric designs. If you use this tutorial be sure to share what you made with me at my weekly party, via comments or by a link or by emailing me. I’d love to see it!

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    • says

      Hi T’onna, Thanks for stopping by & leaving me a comment. I’ll be sure to drop by soon. It is fun & I really did this one pretty quick just to share how. Glad you like it. Thank you!

    • says

      Hi Sharon, Thank you. They can be a bit tricky at first. I am no expert. I think I’ll share a link list of some good tutorials for them soon. Trick use zipper foot, makes it easier: unzip zipper part way down, then as you get to zipper stop & zip it up (keeping needle where your at) then continue sewing. Hope that makes sense for any newbies.

  1. says

    I would love for you to share and link up at my weekly TGIF Link Party if you haven’t already this week. Your favorite posts, most popular, recent or new! The party is open every Thursday night and closes Tuesday’s at midnight. Followed by (Not SO) Wordless Wednesday!
    I would be honored if you join us and follow to stay connected Have a wonderful week!
    Hugs, Cathy

    • says

      Hi Susie, I hope you do give it a try. Just take it slow when sewing the zipper & you’ll be fine. I shared a few good how to zipper videos you can reference too.