Zippy Pouch

Created By:

Caroline Hulse of Sew Caroline

Skill Level: Intermediate

Learn to make an adorable zippy pouch using unique stitches from the Janome Skyline S7. Follow Caroline Hulse's instructions below.

Janome Supplies Required
  • One fat quarter of printed fabric
  • One small scrap of contrasting solid fabric (approximately 6” x 6”)
  • One small scrap of contrasting fabric (approximately 13” x 10") for lining. Could use left over fabric from FQ
  • Small scrap of batting (approximately 12” x 12”)
  • One 9” zipper
  • AuriFil 40wt thread (try the Sweet Pea box by Sew Caroline)
Fabric and Notions Required

Happy Home and Chalk and Paint by Sew Caroline for Art Gallery Fabrics


Step One:

Cut from printed fabric:

(2) 3 1/2” x 6”

(1) 6” x 9”

(2) 2” x 2”

Cut from solid fabric:

(1) 3 1/2” x 6”

Cut from Batting

(1) 6” x 9”

(3) 3 1/2” x 6”

Step Two:

Layer the solid fabric on top of one of the 3 1/2” x 6” pieces of batting. Baste with safety pins if necessary and sew using the preferred stitches from your Janome Skyline S7 straight lines across. You can sew up and down or from one side to the other. Layer two of the printed fabrics on top of the other coordinating batting, baste with safety pins if necessary and "quilt" these pieces using unique stitches as well.

Step Three:

Sew the three pieces together using a 1/4" seam allowance. Repeat Step Two for the back.

Step Four

Press two of the raw edges of the 2" x 2" squares towards the center and then fold and press the folded edges together. Place these on the ends of your zipper and top stitch.

Step Five:

Layer in this order and align at the top: front piece right side up, zipper right side down, lining right side down. Pin and sew in place.

Repeat for the back piece.

Step Six:

Unzip the zipper about half way and align the front and back right sides together and the lining pieces right sides together. Pin and sew around the three open edges. Leave about a 3" opening in the lining for turning.

Step Seven:

Add gussets to each corner by aligning the side seam with the bottom seam (with right sides still facing and marking 1" from the point using a straight line. Sew across this line and cut the excess fabric in the corner. Repeat this for the remaining three corners.

Step Eight:

Turn the zip pouch to the right side through the hole you left in the lining. Carefully top stitch the opening closed and press your zip pouch.

Everyone is Talking about Zippy Pouch

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Saturday, December 17, 2016

I like the concept, but the directions are "sloppy." Nowhere in the supply list does it mention the felt or the batting (how much?). Also, I would never use a high loft batting in a placemat, or a table runner, as I think that it would be too unstable for a glass. The next time I make these, I will cut out the batting (I use flannel) and spray baste it to the wrong side of the Dresden plate before I put the Dresden plate on the felt to cut out. I have not yet washed the finished placemat, and am hoping that the single layer of felt does not curl up, or become distorted after washing/drying.
Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Friday, February 24, 2017

I made this today but your cutting directions need to be changed. You only need 4 of color 1 and color 3 4.5 squares for the triangles. Also the inner border, you only need 2 cuts as WOF is long enough to cut each in half to fit the sides.
Wednesday, August 30, 2017

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