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 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.
Mark 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.
Fold 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 🙂