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Best Zipper Pouches to sew for your purse

The fabric for this post was provided by Riley Blake Designs for participation in the Dream Weaver Blog Tour. The patterns, project and opinions are all mine.
Best Zipper Pouches to sew for your purse featuring Top US sewing blog Ameroonie Designs: image of tote bag with zipper pouches.

I love sewing zipper pouches, they are perfect for organizing everything, especially your purse! Today, I am sharing what I think are the best zipper pouches to sew for your purse. And, I get to showcase this gorgeous Dream Weaver fabric while I’m at it! As soon as I saw the main floral print in this gorgeous dark teal color, I knew exactly what I would sew with it.

Best Zipper Pouches to sew for your purse featuring Top US sewing blog Ameroonie Designs: image of Dream Weaver fabric by Amanda Castor for Riley Blake Designs.

I love the coral and yellow accents. This fabric is so gorgeous!

Purse Zipper Pouches to sew

Best Zipper Pouches to sew for your purse featuring Top US sewing blog Ameroonie Designs: image of tote bag and zipper pouches hanging from peg rail
  • For the pouch on the left, I used my Rainbow Heart Zipper Pouch I shared on the ThermOWeb blog. It’s a nice medium sized pouch and with no boxed corners it’s a fairly quick sew.
  • The large pouch with the flower is one of my favorite pouches to sew. It is sewn using the same techniques you find in this Travel Zipper pouch pattern, only the fabric pieces are cut to 6″ X 10″ instead of 7″ X 10″ (like the make up pouch). Also, because you are not adding the vinyl to the pouch, you will cut two exterior pieces instead of two main pieces and two vinyl coated accent pieces.
    • Use this Scrunched Flower tutorial to embellish the front piece of fabric before sewing the pouch together. The square of fabric I used was 4″ square and the circle was about 2 1/2″ in diameter.
  • The Keychain Chapstick holder is always a fun addition to any pouch, or just to add to your keys or a lanyard.
  • And finally, the Mini Ruffle Pouch is such a handy size. Perfect for hair accessories, flossers, band-aids or any other small objects you want to easily find instead of scouring the bottom of your bag.
  • The wrist strap tutorial is also on my blog. These are fantastic for key chains or to turn any of your pouches into a handy clutch.

Dream Weaver Tote Bag

Best Zipper Pouches to sew for your purse featuring Top US sewing blog Ameroonie Designs: image of tote bag made with Dream Weaver fabric and waxed canvas.

This Dream Weaver tote bag turned out just how I imagined it would! I absolutely love the waxed canvas accents and how they contrast with the gorgeous floral print. I based if off of my old purse and made a couple of changes to it. I think there are still some things I would like to fix before I can declare it my perfect purse pattern, but I’m pretty happy with it and will use it for a while before adjusting the pattern.

Additional Pouch ideas:

If you want some other pouch ideas, you can find a fantastic color blocked pencil pouch or a darling mini coin pouch right here on my blog.

You can see I have a major thing for sewing zipper pouches! They are a fun, useful and quick sewing project. I can’t wait to see yours! Happy Sewing Friends! xoxo, Amy

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