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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A beautiful little zippered clutch is the kind of accessory that’s a snap to make and a joy to give (or keep). This version has a chic vintage look thanks to delicate cross stitch machine embroidery.
We love the idea of concealing a cutting-edge electronic device inside a vintage wrapper. This sleek pouch has three generous pockets to hold a selection of devices; the front pocket is completely sealed with a zipper.
We used a modern batik for the exterior, but it’s just a small fabric cut; you may already have something perfect in your stash. Braided yarn straps are secured with side loop channels. And a triple tier tassel accents the zipper.
Little stuff? Zip it up! A zippered pouch is always handy to hold whatever small necessities you need to carry. This one is part of our matched trio of monogrammed travel essentials. The bottom darts add a bit of extra fullness.
This one tutorial gives you all the basics you need to create the first of what will be many zipper pouches. Learn how to cut a zipper to size, add end tabs, box the bottom corners, and insert a fully finished lining.
Two sizes – tons of uses. Designed to drop into a larger bag or tote, these little pouches are really too pretty to hide! They’re long and slim with a full 12” zippered opening. Use bold mix-and-match scraps + a fun zipper.
We used gorgeous Renaissance Ribbons to hold the zippers in place on these handy 6” x 9” pouches. Clear vinyl on the front lets you easily glance at the contents. There’s even a free pattern to create the rounded corners.
It can be super hard to find small items in a big bag. This handy pouch helps you corral your important stuff. Like a leash, simply reach in, grab onto the lanyard, and reel up your mini bag o’ belongings.