Simple Zipper Bag {Fat Quarter Shop}


Today I’m sharing my version of the Simple Zipper Bag pattern from Fat Quarter Shop.  They just released this fun and instructional video with all the measurements and instructions so you can make your own!!

I selected a charm pack of Cotton + Steel and I sub-cut the pieces into 2.5″ squares.



I used a super soft Crossroads denim for the back and the binding.

I followed the instructions almost exactly – only making a few changes.  I didn’t have the Soft n Stable so I used my trusty stabilizer trick:  Heat n Bond medium weight fusible stabilizer and then Spray n Bond basting spray to adhere it to quilt batting.  It gives such a nice feel!


I used a chunky metal zipper which I love!  You just have to be careful when sewing over the metal teeth.  I used the hand wheel and not the foot control to gently sew over the metal teeth.  Then I used the junkiest scissors I could find to trim it down.


This size pouch is perfect to hold a journal or small sketch book and writing or drawing supplies.  It would also be perfect for embroidery projects!IMG_8528

Mufasa loves the pouch too!!  I can hide cat toys in it!IMG_8541Hop over to these wonderful blogs to see more versions of the Simple Zipper Bag!!!

Tina from Emily Ann’s Kloset

Jessee from An Art School Dropout’s Life

Erin from Why Not Sew?

Kitty from Night Quilter

Leanne from She Can Quilt

Vanessa from Lella Boutique

Amanda from Jedi Craft Girl

Sherri from A Quilting Life

Cristy from Love You Sew

Leslie from Seasoned Homemaker

Tiffany from Tiny Seamstress


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