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

I decided to make a zipper pouch to hold all my new pens & today I thought I would share how you can make your own. This will be a pretty short tutorial there are lots of really good ones on the web. As a matter of fact I did a round up to share with you of some of my favorites in another post soon! 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 & 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!

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!

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 do
  • 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 & 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 & corners.
  • 4.To create a boxed bottom fold corner as shown & 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 &  to win a set of your own pens come enter for your chance right here!
  • Now I also made a post with several tutorials 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 & 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 & a link or by emailing me. I’d love to see it!

  • There is still time to enter a giveaway for a set of the pens on this giveaway post & see navigation bar to enter other giveaway!

Have you made a zipper pouch or created your own fabric designs?

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  1. This is so cute!!
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  2. What a great idea!!!! Designing your own fabric sounds fun. Your design is really cute! I found you via the Social Sunday blog hop.

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    • 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!

  3. This is soooooooooo creative of you !
    I love your idea and I LOVE the result
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  4. Really neat! Woo…I hate working with a zipper. That was my least favorite skill in school. However, once you get past that part, it seems pretty simple and cute!
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    • 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.

  5. I love this project! Such a great idea! I’d like to invite you to share it at my Twirl & Take a Bow party. Have a great day!
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  6. Wow! Just LOVE the fabric you designed and the pouch you sewed. Pinning to try later! stopping by from the All Things Pretty linky.

    Christine :)

  7. 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

  8. Cool! Thank you for spreading JOY and sharing at the Oh What a HAPPY Day party.

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  9. what a fun idea! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things Hop xo
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  10. Stop by House on the Way tomorrow to see your zipper pouch featured! Have a great week.
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  11. What a fun idea for designing your own print, and the pouch looks easy!

  12. That looked like even I can do it! I am not good at sewing but I think I can try that! Thank you for teaching me! I am stopping by from Inspire Me Monday Blog Hop. I look forward to your visit at Happy creating!

    • 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.

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