Guernsey Zipper Pouch sewing pattern (3 sizes)
This easy to sew classic zipper bag comes in three different sizes in the same pattern. It’s a simple lined bag with no raw edges, a wide flat base with plenty of room inside, and a zipper with neat ends. These bags are ideal for storing any number of items from craft supplies to cosmetics, to snacks for a road trip in the car.
Features of the Guernsey Zipper Pouch sewing pattern • 3 different sizes in the same pattern so you’ll always be able to pick the one that’s perfect for you • a nice wide flat base so the bag will sit without falling over and spilling the contents • bulk-free zipper construction for neat zipper ends • easy to follow pattern with clear color step-by-step photo instructions
Skill level: This is a beginner level pattern. You will learn tips for how to sew a zipper with nice neat, dent-free ends without needing to sew zipper tabs. You’ll also create easy boxed corners for the flat base. Other suggested skills – how to sew the invisible ladder stitch.
What materials are suitable for the Guernsey Zipper Pouch? The Guernsey bags can be sewn with any cotton fabrics, lightweight home decor fabrics, faux suede or similar but work just as well with cork and vinyl too, making this pattern a must-have versatile pattern for every sewers collection. You may wish to vary your choice of interfacing according to the weight or stiffness of your outer fabric. For standard quilting cotton, I recommend a woven fusible interfacing (see here for a handy comparison of three top brands) doubled up with a layer of fusible fleece.
This easy to sew cosmetics bag pattern comes in three different sizes: Large – 9” long x 5.5” tall x 3.5” deep (22.5 x 13.75 x 8.75cm) approx Medium – 8” long x 5” tall x 3.25” deep (20 x 12.5 x 8cm) approx Small – 7” long x 4.25” tall x 3” deep (17.5 x 10.5 x 7.5cm) approx
You’ll find endless uses for this handy zipper bag and unlimited reasons to sew them. Great gifts for friends or family, a quick and easy sew when you just need to get something done today, and no expensive materials needed. And yes, you can ‘sew to sell’ these too if you have an Etsy store or sell at craft fairs.
- Full sewing pattern and instructions with printable pattern pieces
- Photo step by step instructions (measurements in cm and inches)
- Tips and links for extra success
Materials you need at home:
- Outer fabric of your choice – size depending on the size of bag sewn. This pattern is Fat Quarter friendly.
- Lining fabric, I recommend a quilting cotton
- Closed-end zipper in 7, 8 or 9 inches.
- Woven fusible interfacing
- Fusible fleece
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