How to Add Rounded Corners to a Zip Pouch

dding rounded corners at the bottom of you zip pouch can be an alternative to either the simple square corners or the more complicated boxed corners. And, luckily, it’s an easy process. Just follow a basic zip pouch tutorial, but prepare the corners as described below!

Sewing a Zip Pouch with Stretchy Fabric

I generally try to avoid sewing zip pouches and bags with stretchy fabric. “Try” being the key word. Sometimes the perfect color of denim ends of having spandex in it or the logo I want to highlight is from a jersey shirt. Here are my best tips when having to sew a zip pouch with stretchy fabric.

Choosing a Topstitch Style for Your Zipper Pouch

It’s important to not skip topstitching when sewing a zip pouch, since this is what keeps the fabric from getting caught in the zipper. You do have three options to choose from, though! Here’s a quick tutorial on each one 🙂

Improv Patchwork Block Tutorial

Sewing up improv blocks is one of my absolute favorite activities. It’s soothing because your seams don’t need to be perfect, it’s functional these blocks make your scrap bin dwindle, and it’s just plain fun to see how each one turns out! Read below for tips and suggestions for use, then get sewing using the tutorial as a springboard for your own creations!

Basic Zip Pouch Tutorial

This tutorial is part of the “Build a Zip Pouch Series”, giving you the skills you need to sew custom zip pouches in a variety of styles and sizes. A basic zip pouch pattern is great to master then use as a springboard into other custom pouches. At 8″ x 4.5″, this one is the perfect size for pencils, makeup brushes, or to organize smaller objects slipped into your purse.