Laminated Lace Zipper Pouch Bag Free Sewing Tutorial Thermoweb Iron-On Clear Vinyl Riley Blake Designs Just Add Sugar Fabric

Easy Laminated Fabric Zipper Pouch Tutorial


Laminated Lace Zipper Pouch Bag Free Sewing Tutorial Thermoweb Iron-On Clear Vinyl Riley Blake Designs Just Add Sugar Fabric

I’ve teamed up with Thermoweb to create this easy Zipper Pouch Tutorial featuring clear Iron-On Vinyl and we’ve even set up a fun giveaway to go along with this DIY!

My daughter has been begging for some cute little bags and because she’s just a bit hard on her things (I’m pretty sure that’s a common problem for most kids) I decided, why not add some clear Iron-On Vinyl to this zipper pouch project to make it a bit more durable?

I stopped dead in my tracks at the local fabric shop when I spotted this adorable lemon print fabric from Riley Blake Fabrics! Isn’t it just the cutest? Of course, I had to get it in both colorways because I can never say no to a good fruit print!

Make sure to watch the video tutorial below and subscribe to my brand new YouTube channel!

 Supplies
Sewing Machine
Coordinating Thread
Zipper Foot
Iron
Directions
Let’s get started!
Cut 2 exterior fabrics and two lining fabrics 9 inches wide by 6 inches tall.
Cut 2 pieces of Iron-On Vinyl 9 inches wide by 6 inches tall.

Laminated Lace Zipper Pouch Bag Free Sewing Tutorial

Gently peel back the white liner and apply the vinyl sticky side down to the right side of the main print, then cover the vinyl with the liner. Press the vinyl for 10 seconds with a hot iron, then let it cool completely before carefully removing. Repeat this step for the other main fabric.
With right sides together, sew the top of the lining and the top of the exterior fabric together using a 5/8th’s inch seam allowance. Backstitch at the beginning and the end.

Cover the fabric with the liner and press the seam towards the lining and turn the fabric right side out. Repeat with the other side.

Laminated Lace Zipper Pouch Bag Free Sewing Tutorial

Lay one of the fabrics with the main print facing upwards. Lay the zipper on top of the seam and pin in place.

Laminated Lace Zipper Pouch Bag Free Sewing Tutorial Riley Blake Fabric

With the zipper open, sew the left side of the zipper to the left side of the pouch, using a zipper foot. If this step is tricky for you, be sure to use plenty of pins and go slowly.

Once the first side is sewn, zip the zipper back up and pin the other side. This will help you to align each side perfectly. Unzip the zipper and sew along the zipper. Once you reach the zipper, back stitch and lift the presser foot. Zip the zipper to the top and begin stitching again until you reach the end.

Laminated Lace Zipper Pouch Bag Free Sewing Tutorial

Align the exterior pieces of fabrics with right sides together and repeat with the lining fabrics. Make sure to leave the zipper open before you begin sewing!

Carefully align all seams together before sewing. You may need to hand crank the sewing machine to get it over the zipper.

Laminated Lace Zipper Pouch Bag Free Sewing Tutorial

Pin well and stitch (5/8th’s inch seam allowance) along all four sides leaving a 3-inch hole for turning along the bottom of the lining.

Laminated Lace Zipper Pouch Bag Free Sewing Tutorial

Don’t forget to leave an opening for turning! It needs to be at least 4″ wide to fit the pouch through without damaging the iron-on vinyl.

Laminated Lace Zipper Pouch Bag Free Sewing Tutorial

 

Trim back the seam allowance around the entire bag, especially the corners. This will eliminate any excess bulk.

Laminated Lace Zipper Pouch Bag Free Sewing Tutorial

Gently pull the bag through the small hole. Push the corners out using a turning tool.

Sew the opening closed by stitching close to the edge. Cover the laminated fabric with parchment paper or the original liner and press it firmly for 10 seconds to get rid of any wrinkles that may have occurred from the turning process.

Laminated Lace Zipper Pouch Bag Free Sewing Tutorial

Push the lining back into the bag. If needed, press the bag using a protective layer again.

Laminated Lace Zipper Pouch Bag Free Sewing Tutorial

I hope you enjoyed this Zipper Pouch Tutorial!

Laminated Lace Zipper Pouch Bag Free Sewing Tutorial Thermoweb Iron-On Clear Vinyl Riley Blake Designs Just Add Sugar Fabric

Variations

Try adding some fun trim to the bag or even an applique. You can also slice apart the pattern to add different color combinations. Just remember to add the seam allowance in wherever the changes are made.

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2 Comments

  1. Love the look of these. Could easily be used as a pencil case for school. Very cute fabrics too.

  2. Deanne Collier

    I love these bags! All your projects are amazing! I want to order a few lace zippers but when I followed your link to the 9 inch lace zipper, they are listed as 8 inch. Are these the right ones that you ordered? Thanks so much!

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