How To Make A Fancy Stitched Quilted Zipper Pouch

How To Make A Fancy Stitched Quilted Zipper Pouch

Crafting Time:
  • 1-2 Hours
Skill Level:
  • Intermediate
Project Courtesy of: Coats and Clark
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Additional Information



  • Coats Dual Duty XP® All-purpose thread
  • Coats® Polyester Embroidery thread
  • Coats Dual Duty Plus® Button & Craft thread
  • Coats® Polyester All-purpose zipper, 9"
  • 1/3 yd fashion fabric
  • 1/3 yd lining fabric
  • 1/3 yd batting
  • 2 flat buttons, 1" diameter
  • Sewing machine
  • Basic sewing supplies
  • Serger (optional)
  • Iron & pressing surface


  1. From the fashion fabric, lining and batting, cut two rectangles 10" x 8".
  2. Layer the lining, batting and fashion fabric wrong sides together.
  3. Following the fabric design or using a quilting guide, quilt the layers together using all-purpose or embroidery thread. Repeat for the second rectangle.
  4. Serge- or zig-zag-finish the rectangle edges.
  5. With the zipper right side up, center and pin the zipper on top of the rectangle short edges overlapping the finished fabric edge 1/8"-1/4".
  6. Select a decorative stitch on the machine and, using embroidery thread, stitch along both zipper tape edges. Slide the zipper pull out of the way as needed.
  7. On each lower rectangle corner, cut out a 1" x 1" square.
  8. Fold the rectangles right sides together and using a 1/4" seam, stitch the sides and bottom edges together, sewing carefully over the zipper area. Press the seams open. Trim any excess zipper tape length.
  9. To box the corners, fold the bottom seam directly on top of the side seam. Sew across the corner using a 1/4" seam.
  10. Turn the bag right side out and gently poke out the corners.
  11. Sandwich the zipper tab between the two buttons and using multiple strands of Button & Craft thread, sew the buttons in place, tying the ends.