I can’t believe that summer is almost over! How did that happen? We’re getting all of our back-to-school shopping done, and I thought it would be fun to make a cute zipper pouch for my son to hold some of his supplies in. Everything at school has to be labeled with names, so I made it extra cute by embroidering his name on the front. I just love the look of hand embroidery!
- fabric (I used canvas)
- blue and red thread
- dark gray embroidery floss
- embroidery needle
- 9 inch zipper
Cut your fabric into four 9 1/2 by 5 inch rectangles. Two will be the outside of your zipper pouch, and two will be the lining. You can make the lining a different color/fabric if you want. This fabric is actually part of a big canvas drop cloth that I’ve been using to make things.
To sew the pouch together, I used this fantastic tutorial from Noodlehead. She makes sewing a zipper pouch super easy! The measurements are different since she was making smaller pouches, but the steps are all the same. Just don’t include the key ring loop.