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How to sew a boxy zippered cosmetic bag

How to sew a boxy zippered cosmetic bag


Hey y’all and welcome to Sewspire!

Today I am here to show you how to so this boxy zippered pouch which is ideal for storing cosmetics, small collections and so much more!

This sewing project may be addictive as I can’t stop sewing these sweet bags. I keep finding uses for them and they make me so happy!

For this project you will need two 12″ x 10″ cotton fabric pieces, one 7″ YKK zipper to match, 12″ of embroidery floss and a small felt ball or pom.

I hope you enjoy the project and will share photos of your finished bags with our creative community on the Sewspire Facebook and Instagram pages.

I will be back next week with another inspired sewing project. Until then, please know the creative genius in me salutes the creative genius in you!


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How to Sew A Zippered Pouch

How to sew a Zippered Pouch

How to Sew A Zippered Pouch
How to Sew A Zippered Pouch

Hey y’all and welcome back to Sewspire!

This is our final tutorial for 2016 and it is a quick and easy sewing project that I think you will find a lot of use for.

For this project you will need two pieces of twill fabric which measure 10″ x 14″ , two pieces of twill fabric which measure 2″ x 4″ and one piece of fusible flannel that measures 10″ x 14″ plus one 7″ zipper.

I hope you have enjoyed the tutorials I produced in 2016 and will join me in 2017 for a fresh new series of sewing tutorials.

Until then, I am sending you wishes for a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Lots of love,

How to Sew a Zippered Travel Bag

Initially I thought I might use this beautiful patchwork bag as a travel cosmetic tote and then I realized it holds the quilting trays (which I use to teach my classes at the local community center) absolutely perfectly! So, now it is my traveling quilting bag; but, you will certainly want to keep your mind open to the many possibilities that will reveal themselves to you for your own new zippered bag!

I have outlined the construction process in a single 30 minute video (posted to YouTube and linked below) and included the pattern measurement roundup below for your convenience.

As always, please let me know if you need more info or have suggestions as to how this design can be improved. I love hearing from you and appreciate your input. I hope you enjoy the project— and if you feel called to do so—please DO SHARE your ideas as to how you are going to use the bag and photos of your finished project on the Sewspire Instagram and Facebook pages.

XO! Andrea


Exterior Base Panel

5″ x 3.5″ (2)

5″ x 7″ (1)

Exterior Front and Rear Panels

3.5″ x 13″ (6)

Exterior Side Panels

3.5″ x 5″ (6)

Zippered Casing

5″ x 13″ (2)

Interior Base Panel

13″ x 5″ (1)

Interior Front and Rear Panels

13″ x 9.5″ (2)

Interior Side Panels

5″ x 9.5″ (2)


(for the exterior only)

13″ x 9.5″ (2)

5″ x 9.5 (2)

5″ x 13″ (1)

Oh yes, and here is the link to my favorite zipper source, as promised!

Inspired Project #4: Mini Zippered Pouch

Welcome back everyone! Can you believe 4 weeks have already passed since the launch of this blog? That means I only have 48 more weeks to meet my goal! Luckily I am right on track and that is because you all are so awesome and have been sharing every project. Thank you for the love and support. I especially enjoy reading your emails and comments, so please keep the kind words a coming.

Step #11: Flip your circle pouch right side out.

Today I am going to teach you how to sew a Mini Zippered Pouch. You’ll notice this Inspired Project is in a new format which I am calling a photo tutorial. To view the tutorial, simply click on the first image in the gallery below and then click on each image thereafter when you are ready to move on to the next step.

For this project you are going to need:

(4) 4″ circles of cotton fabric

(1) 1″ x 5″ strip of cotton fabric

(1) 6″ zipper

I hope you enjoyed this project! If you did, please click on the sharing links below and spread the creative joy. Also, if you would let me know in the comments below what type of tutorial format works best for you (video or photo) I would really appreciate it!

Until next week, remember to subscribe to stay inspired!