How To Make A Zipper Pouch - Online Sewing Class | Stitch Sisters

Pleated Zipper Pouch

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Fancy learning how to make a zipper pouch? Not just any zipper pouch but one with adorable patchwork pleats?! Well, this is definitely the project for you. And once you make one, we just know you will want to make more!

So, you want to learn how to make a zipper pouch. In this class, we will show you, step by step and in detail, how to cut your fabrics, apply your interfacing, create pleats, insert a zip with a lining and how to get a really neat finish. They’ll be no more fear of zips once you’ve made one of these! 

Even if you already know how to make a zipper pouch, this is a still a great class to take if you want a quick and fun project, or you need to make something as a gift.  

The pleats really do make this pouch something special, and you won’t believe how little fabric you need to make it.  

The pouch is a large size  (12” wide and 9” high) so will be good for all sorts of uses.  Maybe yours will be a make-up bag, or a weekend toiletries bag or even used to store some of your craft supplies. 

Once you see how simple it is to make, you’ll be making them for everyone!.  


What you will get in this class…

We will provide you with a downloadable cutting guide so you can get your fabrics and supplies together to sew along with us.

13 video lessons totalling 58 minutes of tuition which you can access online via your own personal login as many times as you like.  The videos will be available on our website whenever you need it.

Step-by-step instructions at every stage by The Stitch Sisters. You can leave comments on the course and ask questions at any point. 

What people have said about this class…

Had great fun making this! Turned out lovely. I will certainly make more. Such lovely clear instructions. Thankyou

I stumbled upon you and Rachel a few weeks ago and am now binge watching all your vlogs as they are right up my street. I wished I lived closer as I would most definitely want to be mates with you both! Just watched my first class with you as I loved the bag so for me it was like buying a video pattern….. and what a video pattern it was. So clear that even my 12 year old daughter with limited sewing experience (trying to encourage more) could do it. I plan to make one for EPP projects (having watched your EPP vlog), one for hairbrushes, one for sun cream with a plastic lining, one for this and definitely one for that! Great work ladies!

I purchased this class at the weekend for an evening of sewing. I have been sewing for a while now but each step is explained really well so a new sewist could easily follow them. I had not added pleats to a bag before so the video for this was really useful and my pleats turned out perfectly. Also the instructions for adding the zip are the best I have come across and I have finally got a professional looking zip fastening on a bag. I would certainly recommend this course and will be making several more zipped pouches for all my friends.

Loved this class! Although not a beginner I hadn’t had a chance to do any sewing for a while, so to beat the withdrawals I wanted something quick and easy to do in an evening. This class really delivered – the instructions are clear and beautifully presented and explained by Nikki. I didn’t have the correct zipper in my stash, so I hacked a dressmaking 21″ zipper with no stoppers by sewing across the teeth at one end. This doesn’t give it quite the professional finish the Stitch Sisters class aims for, but it’s good enough for my makeup bag, given the abuse it will get  The finished product is already stuffed full of makeup and such. Thank you ladies, what a great class.


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We really hope our classes will make you really happy! If for whatever reason you are unhappy with the class after you have purchased it, please get in touch with full details of your issue within 14 days of payment. If your complaint is valid we will be happy to issue you a refund.

To follow along with the lessons in this class you will need the following tools and materials:

★ Your downloadable cutting layout

★ A sewing machine

★ A standard zipper foot

★ Scissors

★ Pins

★ A 1/4m of fusible fleece

★ A 1/2m of plain cotton (or a 1/4m in two different colours)

★ A 1/4m of printed cotton (or an assortment of scrap fabrics)

★ A 10" closed end zipper

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