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This Box Bottom Clear Zipper Pouch is one of the most popular types of bag sewing projects with the added bonus that the pattern and a very comprehensive tutorial are FREE.
This cool design combines pretty cotton at the top with a handy see-through bottom in flexible, sewable vinyl. It’s always nice to be able to quickly spot what you’re looking for when digging through a larger bag or tote. Plus, in today’s security conscious travel environment, there are more and more instances where see-through containers are mandatory. Not only is it handy for you to be able to see the contents of your pouch, but it is also likely to be required on your next trip.
If you’ve never sewn on vinyl, it’s easier than you might imagine – a full tutorial is provided by the designer. In general, it’s no harder than working with a stiff cloth substrate.
The designer will show you all the steps for a tabbed-end zipper that is cut to an exact width for the top opening. The tabs are completely finished so the zipper can sit slightly above the side seams with a tiny gap at each end. You may have seen this same technique on zipper pouches you’ve purchased at the store. It’s a great option to reduce bulk and make the pouch a bit easier to turn right side out.
You need just small cuts of fabric which makes the Box Bottom Clear Zipper Pouch an excellent ScrapBusters project.
When finished the pouch is approximately 9½” wide by 7” high with 1½” box corners. It’s a generous size, and with the full top zipper, the pouch opens to allow you to fill it with everything from makeup and toiletries to office supplies to tech cords and adapters.
If you wanted to make one of these pouches as a gift then filling it with candy / sweet treats would be an excellent gift idea.
What you will need to make the Box Bottom Clear Zipper Pouch
- Scrap or ¼ yard of 44”+ wide quilting weight cotton fabric for the top exterior and lining panels and the zipper tabs
- Scrap or ¼ yard of 44”+ wide 16 gauge clear vinyl for the bottom panels
- ¼ yard of 20”+ wide lightweight fusible interfacing, like Pellon Shape Flex
- One 9”+ zipper
- Scrap or one package of standard piping to coordinate with zipper
- Scrap or ⅛ yard of ⅛” wide ribbon for the optional zipper pull
- All purpose thread to match fabric
- Quilting ruler
- Fabric marker
- Rotary cutter and mat
- Basic sewing supplies
- Sewing machine.
Click here for the FREE pattern