Zippered Storage Pouch (Part 1 of 2)

October 3, 2011 at 4:54 PM 19 comments

Zippers can seem so intimidating until you’ve actually inserted one into a project.  Here we have a very simple project to get you using your zipper foot on your machine, and testing the waters with an actual zipper.  What’s the worst that can happen?

Zippered Storage Pouch

Zippered Storage Pouch

To make this handy little storage pouch, you will need:

  1.  7” zipper (NOT invisible)
  2. A Fat Quarter
  3. Scissors
  4. Pins
  5. Machine
  6. Zipper foot for your machine
  7. Thread
  8. Dry Iron

You will also need to understand zipper terminology.  Here are the basics:

Parts of a Zipper

Please watch the video, and sew along with us:

Remember – The seam ripper is a sewer’s best friend.  If you make a mistake, just remove the stitches and start over with your newly acquired knowledge of what not to do.  Trial and error can be the best teacher if you are open and willing to learn from your mistakes.  (Yes, that’s experience talking.  Boy, have I made a lot of mistakes!)

I use my pouch to contain all of the various sewing machine needles that I have, but it could be used for just about anything!  It could be a pacifier or dirty bib pouch, travel bag, a make-up/cosmetic bag, a manicure/pedicure bag, a bobbin bag, a notions bag, a jewelry pouch, a momma pad pouch for your purse, and more!  So, what will you use your storage pouch for?

Join us again next week for Part 2 of the Zippered Storage Pouch where we finish the project!

Also, find us online at where we show you how to sew each project we present using our customary approach of step-by-step video just like the one featured above.

This week, I am linking up with:

Keeping It SimpleBWS tips buttonMakingEverything Under the Moon

Hope Studios Tutorial TuesdayTip Junkie handmade projectsNightOwlCraftingTodays Creative BlogTuesday To Do Party

The Stuff of SuccessManic Mother

Bassgiraffe's Thoughts Thursday Blog HopThriftyThurs Thrifty Thursday Week 40Katie's Nesting Spot

Fantabulous Friday!
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Modesty T-Shirt Panel Zippered Storage Pouch (Part 2 of 2)

19 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Nikki  |  October 4, 2011 at 3:15 PM

    I am loving these frogs. Such a cute little pouch! Would love it if you would stop by and share this at my linky party!

    Have a great day!!

    • 2. modestmomma  |  October 5, 2011 at 5:21 PM

      Thank you, Nikki! I linked up. 🙂

  • 3. angie  |  October 4, 2011 at 9:57 PM

    frogs are so cute and adorn the bag so crafty what a great little bag come see me at

    • 4. modestmomma  |  October 5, 2011 at 5:23 PM

      Thank you, Angie! It was fun and easy. I’ve visited back. 🙂

  • 5. Athena  |  October 5, 2011 at 7:59 AM

    Very nice – I want one now…. Thanks for linking to Success U at

    • 6. modestmomma  |  October 5, 2011 at 5:23 PM

      Thank you, Athena! So simple…

  • 7. Adrianne Surian  |  October 5, 2011 at 8:50 AM

    I am laughing at “your newly acquired knowledge of what not to do.” LOVE this! Cute fabric choice as well!

    Found your blog at Welcome Wednesday ~ following you! Hope you have a minute to stop by Happy Hour Projects and say hello – and please feel free to add Freestyle Friday to your list of crafty link parties, I’d love to see you there!!


    • 8. modestmomma  |  October 5, 2011 at 5:25 PM

      Adrianne – I am so tickled that you got my sense of humor! Why not have fun, right? I’ll be hopping over in a bit. 🙂

  • 9. s nosler  |  October 5, 2011 at 2:26 PM

    I see your GFC is under construction?? I signed up for emails … and yes, zippers can be daunting!! Stopping in to follow from the Wednesday hop. Hope you can visit soon and return the favor.

    • 10. modestmomma  |  October 5, 2011 at 5:28 PM

      Thanks for stopping by! Yes, GFC is under construction until I figure out a way to bypass WP like I did with the button. I “play” with html, but I am by no means a master.

  • 11. ashley  |  October 6, 2011 at 12:14 AM

    so fun!! i love it

  • 12. marilyn  |  October 6, 2011 at 11:50 AM

    How unique and beautiful..I love it..I would love for you to pls link and share this via my linky party today ~ Pin Inspitational Thursdays via TY. ps: officially subscribed to ya :))

  • 13. Vanessa  |  October 7, 2011 at 11:40 AM

    What a great tutorial! I have always been intimidated by zippers but you gave such good instructions. 🙂 Thank you so much for linking this up to Inspiration Friday and for becoming a new friend At the Picket Fence!

  • 14. Lindsay  |  October 8, 2011 at 4:14 PM

    This is so adorable! I love those little frogs. So glad you showed how to make this! Thanks for sharing at Show & Share! I am glad you linked up!

  • 15. Nikki  |  October 9, 2011 at 11:27 PM

    I featured your pouch on Everything Under the Moon!! Stop by and grab a featured button if you like 🙂

    • 16. modestmomma  |  October 12, 2011 at 4:41 PM

      Thank you for the feature! 🙂

  • […] it is! Part 2 of 2. Last week we saw how to insert a centered, lapped zipper as we began to make a simple storage pouch. This week, we’re finishing the project and including gussets to the pouch for added depth and […]

  • 18. Tamara @ Etcetorzie  |  October 10, 2011 at 10:10 AM

    Great tutorial! Thanks so much for sharing at Etcetorize~

  • 19. Tanya C.  |  November 5, 2011 at 8:58 PM

    Thank you very much for a great tutorial. 🙂


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