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How To Sew Zipper Pocket

How To Sew Zipper Pocket

April 5, 2010 /

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Want a zipper pocket to show only the zipper and not the outline of the pocket’s seams? This is the sewing tutorial you are looking for. 

This is one of the pockets I sewed for my Shabby Bag. Together with a slip pocket, the bag has 2 pocket compartment in the lining.

how to sew zipper pocket

How To Sew A Zipper Pocket

Pocket lining: 8″ x 12″ (including seam allowance of 1/2″), to make a 7″ x 5″ internal zipper pocket for the bag.

The zipper opening at the pocket is 7″, if you don’t have the exact zipper size, you can always use a bigger zipper, I used 8″. But, if you want a bigger than 7″ pocket opening, you must alter the following dimension accordingly.

 

Zip pocket tot1Mark and draw the zipper opening at the wrong side of the lining, 7″ x 1/2″, and draw a centerline out of the 1/2″ height. Mark 1/2″ from the end and draw 2 intersection lines to the corner to form a triangle.

 

Zip pocket tot2Cut the center line till the tip of the triangle, cut diagonally to the corner. Do the same to the other end.

 

Zip pocket tot3Fold and press the zipper opening.

 

Zip pocket tot4Turn to the right side, place the zipper below the opening, pin to secure it. Sew on the lining, 1/8″ from the zipper opening, around.

 

Zip pocket tot5Turn to the wrong side, place the pocket lining with right side facing down. Align the 8″ width end to the zipper with a 1/2″ seam allowance. Sew the pocket to zipper only (not the bag lining).

 

Zip pocket tot6Fold the pocket down with the right side facing up. Sew another line on the zipper and pocket only.

 

Zip pocket tot7Fold the pocket 5″ from the sewn line. Repeat the pocket attachment process for the other 8″ width side, but this time you don’t have to fold the pocket down and sew another line.
Sew both the sidelines and you are done 🙂

 

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Iris

Thursday 23rd of February 2017

I don't understand these instructions - "Turn to the wrong side, place the pocket lining with right side facing down. Align the 8″ width end to the zipper with a 1/2″ seam allowance. Sew pocket to zipper only (not the bag lining)." The prior items were dealing with lining only. Is the larger piece a different part of the project? are there a couple steps missing?

barbara

Saturday 8th of March 2014

http://lecosedibibbi.blogspot.it/2014/03/borsa-jeans.html ops i forgot the link…ciao

barbara

Saturday 8th of March 2014

thank you for your great tutorial…was helpful to me….i've included your tutorial in my blogpost about a bag that i made…thanks again barb

Lanetta

Thursday 5th of September 2013

Thanks for taking the time to prepare and share this tutorial! I'm not afraid of zippers any longer! I've included your link in my round up of zipper applications in today's blog post! http://lanettascreations.blogspot.com/2013/09/scary-zippers.html#.UihcpsasiSo

Craft Passion

Thursday 5th of September 2013

Thank you, Lanetta :)

Lucy

Thursday 21st of March 2013

obrigada pela maravilhosa ajuda estou com muita dificuldade em colocar ziper e preciso muito fazer estojo,bolsa,necessaire e estou procurando ...moldes ,medidas o passo-a-passo e só aquí encontrei...tem coisas que não entendi mas vou tentar . Sou aposentada e preciso completar a renda mensal ,e amo fazer este trabalho . se puder me dar dicas mande para este e-mail vou agradecer eternamente.abreijos!!!!!

Translation (by Google): thanks for the wonderful help I'm very hard to put zipper and take much to make a holster, pocket, and I'm looking for ... necessaire molds, measures the step-by-step and only found here ... there are things I did not understand but I'll try. I am retired and need to supplement monthly income, and I love doing this job. if you can advise me to send this e-mail will thank eternamente.abreijos!!!