This zipper pencil pouch tutorial is such a quick and easy project and these pouches are useful for so many things! Pencils, markers, make up…anything! A special thanks to the The Pencil Grip Inc. for sponsoring this post. This post contains an affiliate link.
These are the kind of items that I like tucking inside their Christmas stockings. With five children, the last thing we need are more trinkets so we carefully select the things that we will add to our kids’ collection of “stuff” and generally lean towards creative products.
We all know that the cardboard boxes that art supplies come in often don’t last very long with a lot of wear and tear. A pencil box, pouch, or other way to transport is always useful to have to tuck inside a backpack. I whipped a couple of zipper pouches for my girls to keep their art supplies in and each one only took about 15 minutes to make from start to finish!
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15 Minute Zipper Pencil Pouch Tutorial
The size of your pouch depends entirely on the length of your zipper. Want a 9″ pouch? You’ll need a 9″ zipper. A 12″ pouch? You’ll need a 12″ zipper. I’ll share the dimensions of mine and you can customize your pouch to fit your needs.
I used a 9″ zipper so my rectangles were 9″ x 5″.
Place two rectangles together, right sides out. Zig zag across the top edge. Fold over 1/2″ and press. Repeat with other set of rectangles.
Make sure that when you stitch around the sides that the zipper is open a few inches so that you can turn your pouch right side out.
Turn pouch right side out.
What would you store in a 15 minute zipper pouch?
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