A bold bow makes a dynamic fashion statement on a small pouch. Our unique slip-thru pleated band is a clever way to clutch this clutch. Slide one hand behind the band and grab onto the bottom to carry. In our Etsy Shop.
With a slim silhouette and two deep pockets, this pouch is the go-to accessory that can go-anywhere. We used waterproof canvas bound with fold-over elastic. Brand new to sewing? This project can add to your sewing skills.
We took a classic, box-style zippered case and embellished it with a blend of Sashiko style straight stitching and Sashiko style machine embroidery. Learn the techniques to simulate this beautiful handwork tradition with your machine.
Sashiko means “little stabs” and references the running stitch that is a defining feature of this traditional handwork. The style can be created by machine using a Triple Stitch, often found in your machine’s utility stitch collection.
This adorable zipper pouch is all about the gorgeous ribbons. We show you how to stack and stitch them in place. A peek-a-boo vinyl insert through the center lets you see what’s inside your pretty pouch.
Stash and store necessities when you’re out and about. Use with your own clip-on wrist strap as a mini purse or ditch the strap and pop the pouch into a larger tote. A beginner-friendly project, but with fun, new techniques to try.
Keep your purse more organized! By loading up the essentials into this multi-pocket pouch, all you need to do when changing bags is switch the organizer from one to the other. Much easier and faster to find everything.
Can you ever have too many zip pouches? We think not! This pretty curved design is long and narrow – a classic “pencil case” style perfect for its namesake utensils as well as make up, toiletries, notions, and more.
For tiny treasures, holiday treats or gift cards, this clear-view trio is a “green gift wrap” solution for the holidays. Recipients can re-use them later for business cards, as a mini wallet or turn the Large pouch into a toiletry bag.
For the holidays and beyond, these classic zip pouches – with brilliant colors and detailed embroidery, are sweet as a set or individually. Get the instructions as well as the three custom machine embroidery designs in our Etsy shop.
One of our most popular project categories is the Zip Pouch, because you simply cannot have too many in a variety of sizes and styles. Here we combine pretty cotton at the top with a see-through bottom in flexible vinyl.
Go Hands Free! We put a number of Janome specialty presser feet to work to handle thicker layers, piping application, and seam finishing. Using the right foot for the job always makes a project faster, easier + more professional.
Two colors, two fabrics, one awesome look. We love being able to give you the inspiration and instructions to make your own beautiful bags for a fraction of the hundreds of dollars listed on designer price tags.
These little frame-style coin purses are as adorable as they come! Not only do they get five stars on the cuteness chart, they’re super easy. The front of each features a beautiful pleated strip accented with decorative stitching.
Goody, goody gumdrop! This cute zippered clutch combines several of our favorite embellishments: ribbon, beads, and tassels. The extra long zipper-pull with charms is an especially fun and unique accent.
Our pretty accordion pouch can hold jewelry, lingerie, makeup, and more in five pockets. Accordion out to drop things into the pockets; accordion in, and snap closed. It’s cotton on the outside, PUL inside, and bound all around.
At 7½” x 4” x 3½”, this toiletries bag is smaller than a standard dopp kit but is still the perfect size to fit all those bottles, jars, and tubes. It’s a “mighty mini”! Great to use on a road trip or to organize at home.
Anytime is a good time to learn (or re-learn) a new skill. If you’ve been a little intimidated by sewing in 3D or inserting zippers, we encourage you to try this pretty little case. It’s surprisingly straightforward!
Gift card, credit card, business card; this three-pocket mini wallet holds them all. It’s a fun and easy project you can finish in an afternoon and a gorgeous gift idea. We used pre-cuts, highlighted with stunning ribbons.
Gather up your fave scraps of lightweight canvas or home décor weight fabric. These work great in combination with fusible fleece to create and hold this pouch’s unique triangle shape formed with wide boxed bottom corners.
The classic rolled clutch is lightweight, lovely, and just the right size. Three flat panels cleverly wrap around and come together to produce the 3D roll. A solid exterior and patterned lining sets off the monogram on the front flap.
Our downloadable pattern set has all the pieces you need to put everything together for a perfect fit. You get 9 pockets in a variety of sizes, including a zippered coin pocket. Make it with standard quilting cotton.
You can never have too many cute zipper pouches! This one features a curved bottom with the wrist strap attached to the zipper, moving with it and changing from a simple wrist loop to a full handle as the zipper opens and closes.
Bring your zipper expertise full circle. Learn how to insert a zipper into a round, thin case with a full lining; it’s a shape that’s handy for all kinds of tasks – we turned our little sample into a mini sewing kit.
Position the pouch to rest either across the front or out of the way across the back. Its slim profile allows it to comfortably mold against your body, and it can be worn either over or under a jacket or other outerwear.
We love looking for ways to use decorative stitching, and this striking oversize clutch provides the perfect large, solid surface for concentric rings of stitching. We used the Janome Circular Sewing Attachment to make it easy.
Open wide, fill to the brim, zip it up, and go! If you’re new to working with laminated cottons, we have a full, step-by-step tutorial with lots of great tips and techniques. It’s easy and so is that wraparound zipper!
One of the best ways to add a splash of multiple colors to a project is with ribbon. This cute pouch has a row of ribbons plus a ribbon wrist loop. Zipper pouches are a fan favorite and a great basic skill building project.
How can you pack your favorite jewelry without it becoming a tangled mess?! Our unique pouch has eight, wedge-shaped pockets to hold your treasures. It gathers up with a drawstring, enclosing the pockets in an upright position.
These adorable purses are just the right size to carry a few important items. Originally designed to work as a coordinated set of Bridesmaid Clutches, they would work beautifully for so many occasions. Pattern resizing notes included.
The curved design of this toiletries bag reminds us of the classic Airstream trailers. It’s an efficient size and shape, with an open-wide zipper, so you can organize all your bath necessities whether on the road or at home.
Pretty little patchwork makes a very pretty little zip pouch. This is also a great project to feature a decorative zipper. And, we show you how to make a kicky double-tier tassel as a fun zipper pull.
This project features not 1, not 2, but 3 cute zippered pouch styles to hold life’s little necessities. Three specialty labels further customize each pouch, and we offer a free set of Mother’s Day gift tags as a finishing touch.
Sometimes extra-cute is exactly what you need. With its casual style and small size, this double-zip pouch is great for kids or adults. Clever side loops act as channels for the thin, adjustable-with-knots straps.
Darts in the bottom give this pouch a roomy base, and the zippered top opens wide so you can easily load up everything you need. Use it by itself or drop into your favorite handbag or tote. Download the custom monogram alphabet.
This fancy zippered clutch is perfect for weddings, evenings out + more; and it’s a fun way to use some of your prettiest fabric and lace scraps. The fabric peeks through the lace overlay for a lovely textured combination.
Slice, stitch, tie, give. Just a few steps to fast, festive, reusable gift wrap solutions in wool felt with cotton accents. Pretty bows and belts keep things wrapped up tight. We showcase three different sizes and styles.