Elmore Zipper Pouch


A simple to sew zipper pouch with one zipper but three pockets. Easy-sew zipper install, ideal for beginners.


This easy zipper pouch is Fat Quarter friendly, a quick project, and requires no measuring, printing or pattern pieces. Open up the top zipper and there are three pockets inside, two large and one small. The long zipper allows the bag to open really wide so it’s easy to see what’s inside.

Use it as a simple clutch bag, or for keeping cosmetics, jewelry, sewing supplies, or pens. Big enough to hold your phone, some cards or cash, and a lipstick and keys for date night.

It’s an ideal project for those who might be new to sewing zippers, because you get to see the zipper and adjust it as you sew for a nice straight finish. Use basting tape to get it perfect!

Features of the Elmore Zipper Pouch Sewing Pattern

  • 3 separate pockets, two large, one small
  • Easy sew zipper without it being hidden between two pieces of fabric
  • Stands on its own
  • No fancy hardware needed, just fabric, interfacing and a zipper
  • Very quick and easy to sew, ideal for beginners
  • Fully lined with no raw or unfinished edges (note, the zipper tape does show on the inside of the bag so choose a zipper that matches your fabric)
  • Measurements in inches and centimetres
  • Comprehensive step by step written instructions with color photos

Finished measurements:

7.5 inches wide, 5 inches tall, ½ inch deep (19cm x 13cm x 1cm) approx

Skill level:

This is a beginner level sewing pattern. If you can sew a straight line with a sewing machine, with some careful sewing you can get a good result with this easy zipper bag sewing pattern. Skills you will learn – sewing a simple zipper, sewing a zipper end, using basting tape.

Recommended materials for the Elmore Zipper Pouch sewing pattern

This pouch can be sewn with any light to medium weight non-stretch fabrics. I recommend quilting weight cottons, but even old cotton bedsheets and pillow cases or old shirts can be cut up and used to sew these easy zipper bags. More experienced sewers can use fancy fabrics such as silk, satin or crepe de chine. These fabrics can be very floaty and slippery and are not easy to work with if you are a beginner, but can make gorgeous and luxurious bags that are ideal for evening bags or storing special items.

Materials needed:

Outer fabric – 1 fat quarter
Lining fabric – 1 fat quarter
Woven interfacing (such as SF101, 20 inches wide) – 1/3rd of a yard/metre
1 x Regular closed end zipper, 10 inches or longer

DOWNLOAD ONLY – please note this is a digital sewing pattern that must be downloaded from the site and printed at home. No paper pattern will be mailed to you. Download immediately after purchase.


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