Malvern Zipper Pouch beginner-friendly sewing pattern with video sew-along

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New to bag making or perhaps you’ve never sewn a zipper before? Then the Malvern Zipper Pouch from Sew Simple Bags is the perfect pattern for you. This classic zipper pouch sewing pattern has been designed and created with complete beginners in mind, so it features an easy construction method and comes with a full video sew-along for those who need further tips and explanation.

The pattern includes 4 different sized bags and as well as printable full size pattern pieces (and tips of how to print a digital PDF sewing pattern if it is your first time), there is also a cutting chart. This means that you don’t even need to print the pattern pieces if you prefer not to, aren’t sure how to do it, or don’t have a printer at home. These bags can be sewn from the instructions and video – and all 4 are constructed the same way, so once you’ve made one, the others will be even easier!

Features of the Malvern Zipper Pouch:

  • 4 sizes included in the same pattern
  • The instructions come as a PDF download and include step by step written instructions with photos
  • There is a full-length video tutorial
  • You can add small ribbon tabs at the end of your zipper (optional)

Want to know if this pattern is perfect for you?

Here’s a preview of the Malvern Zipper Pouch sewing pattern and Deby from Sew Simple Bags explains what’s covered in the video class.

Skill level: Beginner

Finished sizes (approximate):
Extra large – 10.25 x 6.75 inches (26cm x 17cm)
Large – 9.25 x 6 inches (23cm x 15cm)
Medium – 8.25 x 5.25 inches (21cm x 13cm)
Small – 7.25 x 4.75 inches (18cm x 12cm)

This pattern comes in two variations:

1 – written pattern only. Includes printable paper pattern, cutting chart, full written step by step instructions with photos. Ideal for confident sewers.
2 – written pattern as above PLUS the full step by step sew-along video tutorial which is perfect for complete beginners.

Sewing video tutorial available

The sewing video is perfect for beginners and those who prefer a visual explanation. The designer takes it really slowly and goes through everything that you would need to know. It is assumed that you already understand the basics of sewing and how to use your sewing machine, but everything else is covered in detail so you won’t put a stitch wrong and will get the perfect result for your Malvern Zipper Pouch pattern.

Skills covered in the video class:

  • Assembling the pattern
  • Different ways to cut fabric
  • Fusing interfacing
  • Sewing a zipper
  • Truing a pattern

If you’ve had trouble with zippers before, especially wobbly wonky zippers, or you’ve just not yet tried sewing a zipper bag, we recommend checking out this pattern and video. Enjoy the sewing!