Hey, lovely people of the Internet!
So this is my last DIY of the “back to school series” ( I know… It’s waaay to late to post back to school stuff but… I gotta finish the series!)
Today you’ll learn how to sew a simple denim zipper pouch.
Wait… SEW? Did you just read SEW?? And a ZIPPER? Yup, you did but don’t freak out, please! It’s actually not that difficult. You can finish one pouch literally in 15 minutes so grab your sewing machine (if you have one, obviously) and let’s go! Just stay with me and you’ll be good!
☼ A sewing machine (You could make it just buy hand-sewing buuut… that’s just too much work)
☼ 2 pieces of denim
☼ 2 pieces of lining fabric (same size as the denim ones)
☼ A zipper
☼ Some pins
1. Sandwich your fabrics and a zipper in this order: lining (right side facing upwards) + zipper (right side facing upwards) + denim (right side facing downwards). Put your zipper foot on and sew along the zipper teeth. If you only have a regular foot, that would work too (then the zipper will be more noticeable).
Wait, the zipper was purple at first, right? Yeah… but I finished sewing and totally forgot to take pictures… So I had to make another one.
3. Sew along the zipper so that it lays flat. You can even use a bright thread to add a pop-off color.
4. Open 3/4 of your zipper, align the lining and denim pieces, pin them together, change your zipper foot to a standard one and sew along the edges. Leave a gap in the bottom of the lining for turning inside out. Snip off the extra parts of the zipper.
6. Tuck your lining in, sharpen the corners using a pair of scissors/a pen and your’e all done!
See? It wasn’t that bad, was it? You can play around with different color combinations, patterns, sizes, textures… It’s so much fun! You won’t be able to stop when you get the hang of it. Believe me, I know because I made 6 at once… oops!
These would be great for storing your pens, pencils, makeup, even those random objects that are laying on your desk (everyone has those, no matter how organized they are!). Or you can be a nice person and share them with your friends/family (that’s what I did haha).
So I hope you enjoyed! Tell me how it turned out if you decide to make one 🙂
Be different. Be weird.
If you have any tips, questions, comments feel free to tweet me @AkvileeB, kik me @Akvilee359, snapchat me @aakvile.